Cyclones topple Panthers on Senior Day


Photo: William Deaton/Iowa State Daily

Iowa State, South Dakota and Nebraska swimmers line up for the last relay at the “double dual” meet Friday, Oct. 26, at Beyer Hall. The ISU swimming and diving team defeated South Dakota 246-53 but fell to Nebraska 176.5-122.5.

John Barry

Six proud women went out in style on Senior Day.

The Cyclone swimming and diving team knocked off Northern Iowa on Saturday. The winless Panthers couldn’t find their stroke as Iowa State won the meet by a score of 195-103.

“These seniors are a special group. Most of them came in with little experience,” said ISU coach Duane Sorenson after Saturday’s meet. “We were able to have some of our swimmers compete in their 3rd events which will help when we get to the Big 12 championships in February.”

The Cyclones swept the 200 freestyle and took first and second place finishes in the 1,000 meter freestyle among others. Senior Dani Harris was able to go out on top as well with two top place finishes in the 100 backstroke and 100 IM race.

“It was a good finish to the weekend for us,” Sorenson said. “The meet today and last night should propel us into the next competition in Kansas and prepare us for Big 12s.”

The Cyclones will have next weekend off before they travel to Lawrence, Kan., on Feb. 8 for the last dual of the season with the Jayhawks. Iowa State improved to 4-4 and is now riding a 2-meet win streak.