ISU swimming and diving finishes unblemished on the road


Suhaib Tawil/Iowa State Daily

Sophomore Amanda Paulson swims laps during practice Nov. 19 at Beyer Hall.  Paulson is the two-time Iowa State’s most valuable swimmer and has won the 50-yard freestyle event 21 times thus far in her career, with more likely to come since she is only a junior.

Trey Alessio

The ISU swimming and diving team notched two wins Saturday in its double dual meet against Ohio and West Virginia. ISU coach Duane Sorenson led the Cyclones to their first undefeated record on the road in his 17 years at Iowa State.

Iowa State started out the meet with a win in the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:49.09. The meet went back and forth between Iowa State, Ohio, and West Virginia after that opening win by the Cyclones.

In the midst of the nip-and-tuck dual, junior Amanda Paulson pulled out four of the nine wins for Iowa State, including her first place finishes in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle.

Freshman Karyl Clarete finished first in the 200-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle. Senior Imelda Wistey received first place in the 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard breaststroke.

Sophomore Elyse Brouillette and senior Jessica Henderson both recorded top-five finishes in the 1-meter diving board. Brouillette also finished in the top-five on the 3-meter board.

The Cyclones will be back in the pool at home Feb. 7 and 8 against Kansas for senior night.