wonThe Gopher women's swim team defeated Big Ten Conference opponent, Iowa, by a score of 180-120. The Gophers are now 4-0 in dual competition.
Minnesota capitalized early when the Golden Gophers won the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:52.42. Minnesota B followed the first foursome, clocking a time of 1:06.20.
Dana Baum and Kate Hardt combined for a one-two finish in the 200 free, finishing with times of 1:51.74 and 1:53.00. Baum also led the Gophers to a 50 and 100 free first place finish. Megan Moore took first in both the 100 and 200-yard backstroke in 57.44 and 2:02.57. Keri Hehn came in first in both the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke, breaking the meet record in the 200 with a time of 2:16.27.
Abby Ruess competed in her first collegiate dual, gaining a first-place finish in the 200 individual medley in 2:08.98. She was followed by Juleen Rodakowski, who clocked a 2:09.74 time, good enough for second. Rodakowski also won the 200 fly in 2:04.88. Sarah Bohlson won the 100 fly with a time of 57.23, while Rodakowski finished second with a time of 57.69.
In diving competition, Kim Bahmer finished third in the 1-meter competition. Abbie Bowden and Shannon Jackson surpassed both of Iowa's divers for the second and third spot in the 1-meter event.
"We were very pleased with the way we started the Big Ten season," head coach Jean Freeman said. " Winning the 400 relay set the tone for us for the night and got us on the right track."
Minnesota's next action will be at Kansas, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m.