ISU swimming, diving beat South Dakota, lose to Nebraska in double dual


Photo: William Deaton/Iowa State Daily

The Cyclone swimming and diving team celebrates after defeating South Dakota during the double dual meet Friday, Oct. 26, at Beyer Hall. Despite beating South Dakota 246-53, Iowa State fell to Nebraska 176.5-122.5.

Brian Freda

While defeating South Dakota 246-53 this Friday in a double dual meet, the the ISU swimming and diving team also fell to Nebraska 176.5-122.5.

Iowa State (2-2) competed, winning six events out of 16 during the meet.

“I thought it was a very good meet,” said diving Coach Jeff Warrick. “I thought it was very competitive.”

Junior Imelda Wistey collected the first Cyclone victory of the night, taking first place in the 100 breaststroke. Wistey posted a time of 1:04.07.

The night left Wistey with two first-place finishes and one second-place finish. Swimming for a time of 2:22.06, she took first in the 100 breaststroke and second in the 200 IM, 2:08.71.

Swimming coach Duane Sorenson was pleased with his team’s performance.

“Time-wise we had just outstanding swims,” Sorenson said. “We were a lot faster than our previous meets so I was real pleased.”

A close loss in the 200 medley relay helped push Nebraska to defeat the Cyclones during this double dual meet.

“Unfortunately they touched us out in the 200-medley relay,” Sorenson said. “But it was one of our fastest in season times ever, and that kind of set the tone for close races.”

Other notable finishes includes sophomore Bre Loeschke who competed in the 200 backstroke. Taking first place, Loeschke finished with a time of 2:04.97. Loeschke also competed in the 100 backstroke, earning second for the Cyclones with a time of 58.18.

“I thought our women raced well against both Nebraska and South Dakota,” said assistant swimming coach Kelly Nordell. “[There was] a lot of energy in the pool.”

Elyse Brouillette continued to show potential as she led Iowa State in the divewell Friday night. Diving from the one-meter springboard, Brouillette finished in second place and a season best of 277.85.

Iowa State’s Jessica Henderson also competed in the 1-meter springboard finishing in fourth place for the Cyclones with a score of 268.60.

“I think we did really good on 1-meter,” Warrick said. “I thought both Elyse and Jessica dove really well on 1-meter.”

Diving from the 3-meter board, Brouillette and Henderson placed fifth and sixth during the meet. Brouillette captured a score of 279.65 for the 3-meter and Henderson finishing with a score of 256.75.

Freshman Marissa Engel finished the night taking second place in the 200-meter backstroke, recording a season-best time of 2:05.27.

Nordell said although the team saw success tonight, there are still places to improve.

“I think we still need to work on some detail things,” Nordell said. “A little bit quicker turns and then a few strategy things. … As far as our training I think we will be a little bit farther along in a couple of weeks.”