Swimming, diving squad falls to rival Hawkeyes

Dean Berhow-Goll

Four events were won by the Cyclone swimming and diving team in Iowa City on Friday night, but they lost the overall battle 173-108.

Even though a loss to the Hawkeyes is hard to swallow, Iowa State had some bright spots. The Cyclones were again led by sophomore Dani Harris and freshman Emily Wiltsie, who both had strong showings against the in-state rival Hawkeyes.

Harris won both of the backstroke events, finishing the 200-meter with a time of 2:00.97 and the 100 with a time of 55.73. She also picked up a victory in the 200 IM with a time of 2:03.38.

Wiltsie continued her strong freshman year by winning the 200 breaststroke and placing third in the 100 breast as well. With those two times, Wiltsie is now in sixth place in school history in the events.

Junior Sarah Nelson also had a strong showing for the ISU diving team, finishing third overall with a score of 262.87.

The next action for the Cyclone swimmers will be Jan. 1-6, as they head to Phoenix for their winter training trip. The next dual meet will be Jan. 22, versus Missouri.