Cyclones drop first meet of the season

Travis Cammon

The ISU swimming and diving team suffered its first loss off the season against Minnesota, losing 199-100 on Saturday.

The Golden Gophers proved to be too much for the Cyclones, winning 13 of the 16 events.

The meet, however, started well for the Cyclones, who won a close race in the 200-medley relay with a time of 1:48.12.

“I thought we raced extremely well today,” said coach Duane Sorenson. “Our times were much faster than they were last week and I thought we competed well against the Golden Gophers today.”

Imelda Wistey had first-place finishes in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes with times of 1:04.93 and 2:23.75. She also was a part of the winning 200-medley team.

“I wanted to really go after it today,” Wistey said. “Having a team like Minnesota here today really empowered me to do my best.”

In diving, Sarah Nelson finished second in the 1-meter with 264.30,and third in the 3-meter with 271.42 for the Cyclones.

“Overall we had some good and bad,” said diving coach Jeff Warrick. “We have to be better and more consistent and work on fundamentals.”

The Cyclones will try to rebound on the road when they face South Dakota on Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. in Vermillion, S.D., and South Dakota State at 1 p.m. in Brookings, S.D., on Oct. 29.