B1G Win for the Hawkeyes
Jan. 26, 2013
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa women's swimming and diving team posted a 162-135 victory over Northwestern on Saturday at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool. The Hawkeyes won 10 events to move to 6-1 on the season.
"It is a great win for the program, it has been a long time since the women have beat Northwestern," said UI head coach Marc Long. "Northwestern is a quality program, and we have a lot of respect for them. We are happy to get the win, but we still have to look at the big picture, which is the Big Ten and the NCAA's."
The Hawkeyes kicked off the meet with a victory in the 200 medley relay. The quartet of sophomore Heather Arseth, junior Karolina Wartalowicz, junior Abbey Tuchscherer, and freshman Olivia Kabacinski swam a time of 1:44.55 to win the event.
Sophomore Becky Stoughton collected three first place finishes. The sophomore touched in 10:06.49 to finish first in the 1,000 free, while also winning the 200 fly with a time of 2:01.72 and the 500 free, touching in 4:57.40.
The Hawkeyes dominated the 200 freestyle, collecting first, second, and third place finishes. Junior Lindsay Seemann swam to the wall in 1:50.41 to take the victory. Junior Emily Hovren touched in 1:50.62 to finish second, and Kabacinski finished in third (1:50.62).
Wartalowicz picked up two first-place finishes. The junior swam to the wall in 1:04.48 to win the 100 breast before winninng the 200 breast with a time of 2:19.07.
Junior Haley Gordon swam with urgency to win the 100 fly. She touched the wall in 56.85 to take the victory. Iowa complered the 1-2-3big finish whenTuesday teammates freshman Ashley Horodyski and Tuchscherer finished second (56.96) and third (57.22), respectively.
Seemann claimed victories in the 200 back and 400 IM. She swam a time of 2:01.20 to win the 200 back, and collected her third victory when she touched in 4:23.70 to win the 400 IM. Junior Abby Grilli picked up a second place finish in the 1-meter, accumulating a point total of 269.47. Juniors Lauren Kelba and Joelle Christy finished in fifth (255.83) and seventh (244.43). Christy finished in second in the platform dive with a score of 234.75.
The Hawkeyes return to action on Feb. 1 when they travel to Evanston, Ill., to compete in the Northwestern Invitational. Participating teams include the host Wildcats and Nebraska.