Minnesota Takes Down Hawaii in Dual Meet

Go Gophers! Tori Simenec earned three first-places finishes on the day
Go Gophers!
Tori Simenec earned three first-places finishes on the day
Go Gophers!

Jan. 13, 2013

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The No. 13 Minnesota women's swimming and diving team improved to 6-0 Saturday after defeating Hawaii 201-92. The Gophers won all 16 of the events on the day.

Tori Simenec led the Gophers with three individual victories including the 100 fly (54.88), 200 fly (2:02.18) and the 200 IM (2:03.19).

Freshman Lauren Votava earned two first-place finishes, winning the 50 free with a time of 23.58 as well as the 100 free at 50.69. In the 200 free it was Jessica Plant that claimed the title, touching the wall at 1:49.08.

Fellow freshman Kierra Smith won both of the breaststroke events. In the 100 breast Smith swam a 1:03.62 and in the 200 breast finished in 2:13.98.

Maggie Keefer won both diving events on the day. In 1 meter, the junior marked a 301.60 and a 340.55 in 3 meter.

In the 500 free, Kiera Janzen claimed first-place honors with a time of 4:49.70, while Loren Brandon won the 1000 free at 10:10.17.

Other individual event winners on the day included Tess Behrens in the 100 breast with a time of 56.94 and Katie Anton in the 200 back (2:02.43).

The Gophers won both relays against Hawaii. In the 200 free relay they finished in 1:33.91 and in the 200 medley the women came in at 1:43.04.

Minnesota will compete next when they host North Dakota on January 25 at 5pm.