Takeaways from another Iowa State crushing performance


Iowa State swimming and diving had a strong start to the season against South Dakota and South Dakota State this past weekend. 

Chanler Twedt

The Iowa State Swim and Dive team crush the Northern Iowa Panthers in a 212-86 victory Saturday. Their season record is now 2-0.

They will start their first and only conference swim meet against the Kansas Jayhawk.

The reason for Iowa’s state success so far this season has been the consistency from all the underclassmen. They’re swimming at a high level right now for the cyclones. Now the Panthers and Mavericks aren’t exactly on the same level as Iowa State, but Iowa State made its best and took advantage of it. Next weekend They will start their first and only conference swim meet against the Kansas Jayhawks.

The Jayhawks might give the Cyclones their best challenge just before potentially swimming at the Big 12 Championship.

The ISU Divers also had an excellent Saturday with Michelle Schlossmacher Smith in the (three-meter dive) and Jayna Misra (one-meter dive).

Schlossmacher Smith secured her sixth Zone-qualifying mark of the season in the three-meter dive. Misra got a new personal-best score of 320.55 on the one-meter dive.

State’s relay teams have another great performance by both its 400 free relay team and 200 medley team.

400 free relay team Haas, Tranel, Bengtson, and Goushchina finished with (3:32.81.)

The 200 medley relay team of Goushchina, Hanley, Snyder, and Sass was placed first (1:46.65.)

the individual swimming performance was great for the cyclones 100 breaststrokes, Martha Haas got first with a (1:05.02.) Lehr Thorson finished 2nd place right behind her teammate with (1:07.46.)

Both Brinley Horras and Keely Tierney took control of the distance event as both outswam their competitors in the 1000 free event. Horras took first place (10:17.94.) Tierney took second place time (10:58.65.)

The Cyclone’s next Swim and Dive meet will be at Lawrence, Kansas, for a 2-day dual meet on February 5-6.