Cyclones have record-breaking third day


Emily Blobaum/Iowa State Daily

Iowa State senior Kaylee Kucera swims the 200 yard butterfly. The Iowa State swim team hosted the annual Cy-Hawk swim meet at Beyer Hall Fri. night. The Hawkeyes would go on to win every event, contributing to the team’s 190-93 win. 

Rachel Given

It’s day three of five for the ISU women’s swim and dive in the Big 12 championships and the team is breaking personal records left and right.

As prelims started, senior Kaylee Kucera knocks off .37 seconds off of her personal best and qualified for finals in the 100-yard butterfly. The 200-yard freestyle race was next. Silqi Luo touched the wall at 1:49.39, and became the fifth Cyclone to ever break 1:50 in the race.

The divers competed on the 3-meter board. Senior Elyse Brouillette and junior Julie Dickinson qualified for finals with scores of 310.05 and 281.45, respectively. Although junior Becky Stochl didn’t qualify for finals, she earned 14th place in the competition for Iowa State.

The swimmers and divers take an afternoon break to rest before heading back to the University of Texas’ Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center for finals.

Diving finals began the evening competition. Brouillette earned her best 3-meter finish in Big 12’s competition and took second place with a score of 322.25. Dickinson took sixth place earning 284.25 points.

In the fastest heat for the 100-yard butterfly, Kucera took seventh with a time of 56.03 seconds and earned the team 12 points for her finish. Kucera took another seventh place finish in the final heat of the 100-yard back with a time of 55.30 seconds.

The 200-yard freestyle relay is the last race of the night. The squad makes the fifth best time in Iowa State history at 1:32.86.

Eight personal records were broken on Friday and Iowa State qualified 14 swimmers for final heats.  The Cyclones still have two more days to compete for more records in other races.