Cardinal wins in intrasquad swimming and diving meet


Mikinna Kerns/Iowa State Daily

Member of the Iowa State Swim Team competes during the Cardinal and Gold meet at the Beyer pool Oct 13. 

Yao Liu

The Iowa State swimming and diving team competed against each other in the yearly Cardinal and Gold meet in Beyer Hall to start the season off at home on Friday night. 

The current team was divided into two: Cardinal and Gold. The Cardinal team won the meet, 122-96.

In the first intrasquad meet, Relay A took home first in the 200-meter medley relay for the Cardinal squad with a time of 1:47.18. Relay A from Gold squad took second in the same race with a time of 1:47.23.

School record holder in the 50-meter freestyle and senior Laura Miksch, competed in the 50-meter freestyle and earned first place with a time of 24.20 seconds for the Gold team.

After the 50-meter freestyle, the Cardinal team held a 27-9 lead over the Gold team.

Last year Fly winner, Mary Kate Luddy took home first for the Cardinal squad in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 57.28 seconds, faster than last intrasquad meet.

In her first race as Cyclones, transfer Anna Andersen took home first in the 100-yard freestyle race for the Cardinal squad with a time of 52.71 seconds, much faster than other swimmers. Miksch took second for the Gold squad with a time of 54.62 seconds.

The Gold team took all first in the 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard breaststroke.

For the diving team, four divers competed against with each other in 1-meter springboard, 3-meter springboard and platform diving. Dana Liva from Cardinal team got the highest three scores of 199.5, 102.83 and 196.43 and became the winner.

The Cardinal team took home first in the 200-yard freestyle relay for the final race of the evening with a time of 1:38.15.

The intrasquad meet is an important rehearsal before the season. Next week, the Cyclone swimming and diving team will travel to Nebraska for their first outside meet.