Swim and Dive dominates South Dakota


Freshman Lucia Rizzo swims the 200-yard butterfly at Beyer Pool on Jan. 18. The Iowa State women’s swimming and diving team won 191-100 against Illinois State University.

Anthony Hanson

Iowa State Swimming and Diving continued its strong early season start with a 176-64 win over South Dakota. The Cyclones moved to 3-0 on the season with the victory. 

Iowa State took wins in all 13 events.

Iowa State swept the podium in the 800-meter freestyle, the 200-meter freestyle, the 200-meter fly and the 200-meter IM. 

Sophomore Ashley Bengtson placed first in both the 200-meter and 100-meter freestyle events. 

Freshman swimmers Winter Craig and Carley Caughron both picked up their first collegiate wins. In the 50-meter freestyle, Caughron swam 26.76. In the 200-meter fly, Craig won with a time of 2:20.31. 

In diving, Michelle Schlossmacher Smith again picked up the win in both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives.

The Cyclones return home on Oct. 30 to face Nebraska. The matchup will be the first of the season at home at Beyer Pool.