ISU swimming diving falls to in-state rival

Kyle Heim

The ISU swimming and diving team lost 165-135 in front of 800 fans at Beyer pool Friday night. It was the Cyclones’ (3-2-1, 0-1 Big 12) third loss in their past seven meetings against the Hawkeyes (5-2, 2-2 Big 10) at home.

Senior diver Jessica Henderson evened up the meet 75-75 eight events in after placing third for the Cyclones in the 1-meter dive. 

Iowa State later grabbed a 104-103 lead after senior Imelda Wistey broke the school record in the 200 breaststroke with a time 1:13.79, but Iowa would go on to snatch first-place finishes in three of the final four swim events. 

It was a record-breaking night for both teams as the Cyclones broke five records, while the Hawkeyes broke two.

ISU divers will travel to Georgia for an invitational and winter training beginning on New Year’s Day and ending a week later. The swimmers, on the other hand, will travel to Fort Lauderdale, Fla for their winter training beginning on Jan. 4th and ending on the 11th.

The next meet featuring both the swimmers and divers will take place on January 17 when they host Illinois.