ISU swim and dive defeats in-state rival UNI


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Becky Stochl, junior, performs a 1.5 somersault 1.5 twist dive during the meet against the University of Illinois Fri. night.

Rachel Given

The ISU swimming and diving team faced Northern Iowa on Saturday, a team the Cyclones play each season. The Cyclones traveled to Cedar Falls to face the Panthers, a squad ISU swim coach Duane Sorenson is a perfect 17-0 against in his career.

The Panthers took the first win of the meet in the 200-yard medley relay, but the Cyclones took second and third places with times of 1:47.81 and 1:49.51, respectively.

The Cyclones then dominated in the 1000-yard freestyle. Freshman Haley Ruegemer stole first place at 10:41.45 and senior Mollie McNeel took second with a time of 10:44.80.

In the diving well, senior Elyse Brouillette took first with a score of 286.50, junior Becky Stochl took third and junior Julie Dickinson took sixth place.

After 1-meter diving finished, the Cyclones were up 93-56.

The Cyclones took first in the 200-yard backstroke and the 200-yard breaststroke.

Iowa State led UNI 123-83 going into the twelfth event, the 500-yard freestyle. Junior Silgi Luo took second in the 500-yard free for the Cyclones.

The Cyclones powered through the last races to win the meet taking first in the 100-yard fly and 400 yard individual medley.

Iowa State defeated UNI 177-122 as coach Sorenson remains undefeated against the Panthers, improving his record to 18-0.