Iowa State adds another win at home


By: Rachel Given, [email protected]

The ISU Swim and Dive team prepares for meet against TCU and SD in Beyer Hall on November 6, 2015

Rachel Given

The ISU swim and dive team started the double dual meet strong against Texas Christian and South Dakota on Friday night. In a double dual meet, each team is scored against each other independently.

The Cyclones started strong, taking first place in the first five events. In the second heat of the 200-yard freestyle, TCU and South Dakota took over as junior Karyl Clarete took third place.

In the 1000-yard freestyle, sophomore Mary Kate Luddy trailed closely behind South Dakota’s Charlotte Yaw for three-fourths of the race until 7 minutes in. Luddy broke free of Yaw’s waves and made her own lead, slowly building It up to finish the race. Luddy finished first with a time of 10:25:99, ending with a 00:08:66 lead over Yaw.

On 3-meter diving, junior Julie Dickinson lead all of the women divers, taking first place with a score of 276.85.

The Cyclones dominated in the 50-yard freestyle race, taking both first and second places of both heats. Sophomore Laura Miksch took first place in the first heat with a time of 24:39 and junior Maddie Rastall took first place in the second heat with a time of 24:36.

Freshman Guy Shilon took second place in both the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard backstroke events with times of 57:69 and 02:06:10, respectively.

In the 500-yard freestyle, freshman Haley Ruegemer took second place with a time of 5:11:58, Clarete was just a little behind with a time of 5:11:63, taking third place.

In 1-meter diving, Dickinson won first place again and senior Elyse Brouillette took third place.

In the final event of the meet, TCU took first in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:38:78 while Iowa State was not far behind taking second with a time of 3:34:10.

Iowa State beat both TCU and South Dakota with scores of 169-130 and 171-129, respectively. These two wins make head coach Duane Sorenson’s 100th win of his career and makes him the first swim coach in school history to reach this mark.

The team is meeting TCU and South Dakota again tomorrow for pentathlon races in Beyer Hall at 10 a.m.