Dive team with another strong performance in Big 12 Championships


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

Chanler Twedt

The Iowa State diving team is currently tied for fourth place with the TCU Horned Frogs with 491 points and only four points behind West Virginia who is in third places.

Michelle Schlossmacher Smith earned another spot in the finals for the second consecutive night.

Schlossmacher Smith competed on the one-meter dive after her great performance in the prelims to earn her second-career medal, and both in this year’s Big 12 championship, Schlossmacher Smith scored a 264.45 to take the seventh places in the finals.

Schlossmacher Smith just kept control of the springboard as she competed in the finals as she placed eighth, Schlossmacher Smith posted an overall score of 265.70 with an average round score of 44.28. With that Schlossmacher Smith got her 11th zone qualifying score of the season. 

The other three Cyclone divers also competed in the consolation 1m finals. Jayna Misra captured 13th with a overall score of 250.40. Joscelyn Buss 14th placed 224.40, and Jessica Coffin 16th placed 171.85.

Wednesday is the final day of the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship.