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Wistey Earns Bid to NCAA Championships

Release: 03/05/2014
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AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior breaststroker Imelda Wistey was selected to compete in the 2014 NCAA Championships, the NCAA announced today. Wistey will compete in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, becoming the first Cyclone swimmer to qualify since Nan Liu earned a ticket to the 2010 championships. The NCAA Championships take place March 20-22 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center

Since transferring to Iowa State from Grinnell College after her freshman year, Wistey has racked up 68-career first-place finishes and 86-career top-three finishes in her three seasons in the cardinal and gold. Wistey tallied 24-event wins this year – 17 coming in the 100 and 200 breaststroke – leading the Cyclones to seven dual meet wins and the highest team finish at a conference championship in the Big 12 era.

Wistey earned her second career First Team All-Big 12 honor at the 2014 Big 12 Conference Championships with a third-place finish in the 100 breaststroke, touching in a time of 1:01.62. Wistey’s senior season was accented with a career performance in Iowa State’s dual meet against instate rival Iowa when the breaststroker broke four records including school records in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.46) and the 200 breaststroke (2:13.76).

Iowa State’s top divers, senior Jessica Henderson and sophomore Elyse Brouillette, will compete at the NCAA Zone “D” Diving Championships on Mar 10-12 for a chance join Wistey and compete in the NCAA Championships.


Wistey’s Big 12 Conference Championship Performance:


Event:                       Finish:       Prelim/Seed        Time: Finals Time:

200 Medley Relay     4th             1:41.40                1:41.41

200 IM                       12th            2:03.76                2:04.78

400 Medley Relay     3rd             3:49.09                3:41.81           

100 Breaststroke      3rd             1:01.62*              1:01.60*

200 Breaststroke      9th             2:16.43                2:15.49*


* NCAA B-cut Qualifying Time

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