Gopher Women's Swimming and Diving Earn a 179-111 Win Over Iowa The University of Minnesota women's swimming and diving team earned a 179-111 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes, tonight in Iowa City, Iowa. Minnesota won 14 of 16 events contested and set six meet records. Minnesota had five individuals win two events in Y
The University of Minnesota women’s swimming and diving team earned a 179-111 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes, tonight in Iowa City, Iowa. Minnesota won 14 of 16 events contested and set six meet records. Minnesota had five individuals win two events in Yuen Kobayashi, Megan Braun, Deidre DeWall, Meredith McCarthy, Jillian Tyler.
Kobayashi earned a win in the 1,000 free with a meet record time of 9:54.36, while Jenny Shaughnessy finished second in the event in 10:07.07. Kobayashi also earned a time in the 500 free when she touched the wall in a provisional qualifying time of 4:53.65. Her time in the 500 free was also a meet record.
Meredith McCarthy earned individual wins in both the 50 and 100 free events. The Gophers held the top three spots in the 50 free with McCarthy winning it in 24.11, followed by Stacy Busack in 24.13 and Kaylee Jamison in 24.50. McCarthy added her second win of the night in the 100 free when she touched the wall in a meet record time of 51.98.
Braun earned her first win of the night in the 200 free in a time of 1:53.27. Kelsey Ridder placed third in the event with a time of 1:56.05. Braun added her second win of the meet in the 100 fly when she finished in 56.97.
Deidre DeWall swept the 100 and 200 back events over Iowa. DeWall won the 100 in a time of 57.19 and the 200 in 2:02.12, also a meet record. Tyler set two meet records and won both the 100 breaststroke (1:03.19) and the 200 individual medley (2:05.09). Molly Belk won the 200 fly in 2:03.61, while Kait Strickland earned a win in the 200 breaststroke in 2:20.74.
Minnesota also finished well in the relays, winning the 200 medley relay and the 400 free relay. The medley relay of Roxane Akradi, Tyler, Braun and Busack combined for a time of 1:44.37, while the Gopher B’ relay of DeWall, Kimberly Kazika, Jamison and Erin Holtmeyer finished second in 1:47.46. The 400 free relay of Shaughnessy, McCarthy, Braun and Busack chipped in a time of 3:28.59.
In diving action, Alexandra Barstad finished second overall in the 1-meter with a score of 242.63. Jaq Schroeder placed third overall in the same event (227.63) and Margaret Thomas placed third (216.23). Thomas led the Gophers in the 3-meter event with a fourth-place score of 221.55. Barstad placed sixth with a score of 216.00.
Minnesota returns home to compete against Notre Dame, Oct. 27 at the UniversityAquaticCenter. The meet is scheduled for a start.