No. 14 Minnesota Takes On Iowa
Kiera Janzen had 5 first-place finishes in the Wisconsin dual including the 1650 freestyle
Kiera Janzen had 5 first-place finishes in the Wisconsin dual including the 1650 freestyle

Oct. 31, 2013

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Where Iowa City, Iowa (Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool beginning at 5 p.m.)

Order of Events

200 Medley Relay
1000 Freestyle
200 Freestyle
100 Backstroke
100 Breststroke
200 Butterfly
50 Freestyle
1 Meter Diving
100 Freestyle
200 Backstroke
200 Breaststroke
500 Freestyle
100 Butterfly
3 Meter Diving
400 I.M.
400 Freestyle Relay

After the Break

After a weekend break from competition, the University of Minnesota women’s swimming and diving team is set to dive back into the Big Ten Conference with a dual meet against the University of Iowa. Hosted in Iowa City, Iowa the Gophers will look to add another victory to their undefeated season as they are 3-0 in the regular season and 2-0 in the conference.

Last Competition

The last dual for the women’s team was the 218-152 win over the University of Wisconsin Badgers on October 18-19 at the Wisconsin Natatorium.  Kiera Janzen had a stellar performance against the Badgers when she won the first 1650 yard freestyle event of the season with a time of 16:37.66. She also had first-place finishes in the 500 freestyle (4:54.44), 200 freestyle (1:50.09), 800 freestyle relay (7:22.76), and the 400 freestyle relay (3:22.71).

Maggie Keefer dominated in the diving well for Minnesota when she won both the one-meter and three-meter events. She earned a score of 325.05 in the three-meter and 298.65 in the one-meter.

Iowa Duals through the Years

The first meeting between Minnesota and Iowa in the swimming pool began in 1977 in the women’s programs. The Golden Gophers have an advantage over the Hawkeyes with an overall winning record of 25-6-1. In the past eight seasons Minnesota remains undefeated in the conference match-ups. The 2012-13 season marked the last win for the Gophers when they outscored Iowa 192-103.

Sweeping the Weekly Awards

After her sweep in diving, Maggie Keefer was honored with her second Big Ten Conference Diver of the Week award of the season on October 22. The accolade was her 12th time in her Minnesota career that she has received the award.

Getting on the Board

Recognized by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), Minnesota was acknowledged near the top of the leader board and was ranked 14th overall for women’s swimming and diving as of October 31.

Top Times So Far

After three meets so far in the season, top times have risen from the women’s team. There are as follows based on event: Current Top Times Get Acrobat Reader




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