Cyclones Sweep UNO, 192-101
AMES, Iowa- Iowa State (3-4, 0-0 Big 12) swept Nebraska-Omaha in 14 of 16 events for the evening. The Cyclones finished the meet with a score of 192- 101.
“I was very pleased with the way the women approached this meet,” head coach Duane Sorenson said. “They had a lot more excitement than what we had last week. They were up and ready to race and really did a nice job.”
The Cyclones started off the meet taking first and second-place in the 200 medley relay. The team of Sarah Norris, Imelda Wistey, Amanda Paulson and Dani Harris finished first with a time of 1:45.90. In second-place, the team of Bre Loeschke, Marley Suckow, Hayley Krzeczowski and Sarah Deis clocked in with a time of 1:48.67.
The Cyclones had their second first and second-place finishes of the evening in the 1000 freestyle. Elizabeth Kleiner finished in first-place with a time of 10:33.82. In second, Maria Gannon touched the wall with a time of 10:53.18.
In the 200 freestyle event, the Cyclones were led by Samantha Fossum. The sophomore finished with a time of 1:55.85.
“I thought that Samantha Fossum had a great 200,” Sorenson said. “That was her season-best time.”
In second-place, Bri Carlberg finished with a time of 1:57.68 and in fourth-place junior Katie Vollhaber touched the wall with a time of 1:59.70.
Iowa State swept the 100 backstroke event with Loeschke finishing first with a time of 57.53. Norris and Marissa Engle took second and third with times of 58.72 and 59.49, respectively.
The Cyclones swept their second event in-a-row in the 200 butterfly event. Senior Tiana Wollin finished with a first place time of 2:09.59. Kristy Kunkel and Sharar Silberman took second and third-place with times of 2:10.09 and 2:10.54, respectively.
Paulson took first in the 50 freestyle event with a time of 23.48. Kucera took third with a time of 24.72.
Loeschke took her second event victory of the evening with a first place finish in the 200 backstroke. The sophomore finished with a time of 2:07.28.
In the 100 butterfly event, Paulson also saw her second event victory, finishing with a time of 58.19, a season best.
“I was pleased with Amanda's fly split in both her 100 butterfly as well as her open 100 butterfly,” Sorenson said.
To finish the evening, the Cyclones placed first in the 200 freestyle relay. The team of Katie Vollhaber, Deis, Kucera and Paulson finished with a time of 1:36.67.
In the diving well, the Cyclones were led by freshman Elyse Brouillette. The freshman finished first on both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards with scores of 270.15 and 270.75
“They definitely dove better as a team compared to last week at Illinois,” diving coach Jeff Warrick said. “Last week we had some good dives, but as a team they really stepped it up. I think it really showed in their attitude before the meet started.”
On the 1-meter board, senior Marley Dobyns finished second with a season best score of 252.96 and in third was Dani Davis with another season-best score of 236.85.
"It was just an outstanding performance by Marley Dobyns, she just did a great job,” Warrick said. “Also Dani Davis did great, it was some of her best performances of the year. She has been having some struggles but she really shinned tonight.”
The Cyclones return to the Beyer Pool for the last home meet of the season tomorrow against in-state rivals UNI. The meet will begin at 1 p.m. CST with a ceremony honoring the six senior Cyclones.