Cyclones fall in final dual meet

Nate Ryan

The ISU swimming and diving team was defeated by Kansas over the weekend. The Cyclones trailed after Friday’s events 116-34. On Saturday the team finished stronger, but fell short in a 195-99 loss.

The team began the meet with a second-place finish in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:48.32. The team consisted of Dani Harris, Jeli Nixt, Sarah Norris and Kalyn Amundsen.

Harris also finished second in the 100 individual medley with a time of 59.81.

Norris and Nixt finished third in the 50 backstroke and the 50 breaststroke, respectively. 

Jenn Botsch led the divers with a third-place finish on the 3-meter dive with a score of 249.23.

On Saturday sophomore Dani Harris swam strong for the Cyclones. Harris finished second in the 150 backstroke and the 300 individual medley with times of 1:31.97 and 3:24.26, respectively. 

The team also swam a strong 400 freestyle with Jenny Vondenkamp, Meredith Doran and Alex Gustafson taking second, third and fourth place, respectively. 

The Cyclone divers also took second, third and fourth in the 1-meter dive.

Junior Sarah Nelson led the way with seniors Abby Christensen and Justine Anders following.

The Cyclones next travel to Austin, Texas, for the Big 12 Championships, which are scheduled to begin Feb. 23.