Cyclones take care of Nebraska on Friday


Photo: William Deaton/ Iowa State Daily

Sophomore, Kristy Krunkel comes up to take a breath during the 200 yard butterfly stroke relay against South Dakota and Nebraska at Beyer Pool on Oct. 26, 2012. Krunkel finish first place with a time of 2:09:38. Cyclones defeated South Dakota 246-53 but fell to Nebraska 122.5-176.5.

John Barry

The ISU swimming and diving team was able to bounce back from last Saturday’s meet with a big return home win against the Nebraska-Omaha on Friday night. The Cyclones swept the Mavericks 192-101 and will be back in the pool tomorrow for senior day against Northern Iowa.

The Cyclones got off to a fast start and took first and second in the 200 meter medley relay. Samantha Fossum had a season-best time of 1:55.85 in the 200-meter freestyle. Iowa State was able to take first place finishes in 14 of the 16 events.

“We showed a lot more excitement today than last weekend,” said ISU coach Duane Sorenson. “We were here mentally and physically tonight whereas last week we weren’t really there mentally. I don’t have any concerns for the girls staying focused for tomorrow, we have always gone in to each meet striving for their individual PRs.”

The Cyclones finished off the meet with a first place finish in the 200 meter freestyle relay. Sorenson believes the team is capable of even more improvements for Saturday’s meet against Northern Iowa.

“Being better on the turns, and focusing on the details of the stroke will allow us to compete better against more athletic teams like Kansas,” Sorenson said.

Senior day starts at 12:50 p.m. Saturday and will be the last home meet for all six senior swimmers and divers.