Iowa State handles Northern Iowa in preparation for senior day against West Virginia

Alex Crowl

Iowa State defeated Northern Iowa 197-99 in front of an impressive crowd at Beyer Hall. This was the team’s final dual meet before senior day.

In the majority of the events, Iowa State had girls swimming in their second and third-best events in preparation for the conference championship. UNI has some quality swimmers but does not have near the depth nor the talent of the ISU team.

Iowa State had three sweeps in the front half of the meet, including the 200-yard medley relay, the 200-yard freestyle and the 50-yard freestyle events.

Ali Stearns and Danica Delaquis finished first and second in the 100-yard breaststroke, while Mary Kate Luddy and Samantha Fossum finished second and third in the 1000-yard freestyle.

Carissa Poeschel also had a third place finish in the 200-yard butterfly in the front half of the dual meet.

Elyse Brouillette and Julie Dickinson were the two scorers for Iowa State in 3-meter diving, finishing first and second, respectively.

At the midway point, Iowa State led the event 107-43.

The Cyclones had two sweeps on the back end of the dual meet against UNI.

Sarah Deis, Kasey Roberts and Amanda Paulson all had victories before the break in the pool for 1-meter diving.

Ali Stearns had the lone second place finish in swimming, while Brooke Evensen, Elizabeth Kleiner and Shahar Silberman had third place finishes in the second half of the meet.

The exact same result occurred for 1-meter diving with Brouillette finishing first and Dickinson finishing second in scoring for the Cyclones.

Iowa State finished first and third in the final relay to cap off the meet.

Amanda Paulson, who was 4-for-4 in first place finishes on the night, is quickly approaching 100 career victories and will have the opportunity to reach that feat against West Virginia.

Iowa State returns to the water against West Virginia at 10 a.m. Jan. 24 at Beyer Hall.