Intrasquad meet prepares ISU swimming, diving for season


Diving coach Jeff Warrick talks to the divers after their competition against UNI. Iowa State won the meet 197-99 on Jan. 23, 2015.

Rachel Given

The ISU swimming and diving team competed against each other in the yearly intrasquad meet to start the season off at home.

Hugs, smiles and pictures were taken to start the meet between old and new Cyclones. Former alumni, including those on the men’s team in the past, joined the current squad in the pool.

“They signed up to come back, any alumni could’ve competed tonight,” said diving coach Jeff Warrick.

The events were a little different for those who needed to dust off their swim caps.

“Most of our alumni aren’t practicing regularly…they could just enjoy it and have fun,” Warrick said on the shorter events for the alumni.

Two awards were given out pre-meet as well. Warrick was named 2015 Diving Coach of the Year and now-sophomore Kasey Roberts was named 2015 Newcomer of the year.

“I was surprised, I didn’t expect [the award] at all, I appreciated it,” Warrick said.

The current ISU team was split into two: Cardinal and Gold. At the start of the meet, Gold jumped to a big lead at 41 points to 33 heading into the first diving section.

In 1-meter diving, Junior Julie Dickinson scored 5’s and 6’s in her three dives and took first place boosting the score for team Cardinal.

Senior Elyse Brouillette took second in both 1 meter and 3 meter, boosting the score for team Gold.

“I really tried to challenge myself today, going for some dives I haven’t done as much of this year,” Brouillette said.

For the swimmers, junior Karyl Clarete, who set a pool record of 1:48:38 last year in the 200-yard freestyle, received second place with a time of 1:58:05 behind sophomore Silqi Luo with a time of 1:56:78.

Dickinson took first place again in the 3-meter diving competition, but it wasn’t enough to catch up to team Gold. Team Gold won 112-105.

The team travels to Lincoln, Neb., on Oct.9 to take on the Cornhuskers at 5 p.m.