Swim team gets record finish

Jeremy Gustafson

A handful of individual records led the ISU swimming and diving

squad to

a team-best finish at the Big 12 Conference Swimming and Diving

Championships this weekend.

With a fourth place overall finish, the Cylcones got their highest


finish in school history. The previous best finish was fifth.

“This was an overall outstanding meet for us,” ISU head coach Duane

Sorenson said. “Our women really stepped it up here, especially on the



Melissa Jensen broke the school record in the 200 backstroke by


a time of 1:58.71. It shattered the old mark of 2:02.60.

Amber McDowell broke her own record in the 200 butterfly with a time


2:00.95 in the preliminary rounds, she finished third overall. The ISU


freestyle relay team of Susanne Notbohm, Becca Meyer, Brita Benson and


Kelinson set a new school record time of 3:23.91 and earned NCAA meet

consideration. The old record was 3:26.97.

Petra Plaminkova continued her outstanding season with a second


finish in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:16.59.

Linda Wagner finished ninth on the platform diving board with a

score of

310.85. Freshman Alicia Adsit and Gail Olson finished 13 and 15


“It’s just been very exciting to see where this program is,”


said. “And just how far we’ve come from a year ago.”

Texas took the team championship, followed by Texas A&M, Missouri

and the


– Information and quotes from ISU media relations.