Cyclones Fall To Kansas, 106-190
LAWRENCE, Kan.- The Iowa State Cyclones (4-5, 0-1 Big 12) fell to Big 12 rival Kansas, 106-190, in their last dual meet of the season.
“I thought this morning session we swam much better than last night,” head coach Duane Soresnson said. “It was one of our better morning sessions we have had in the past few years at this meet. I was very pleased with the effort of our women and how they raced after every event.”
To start of the morning session, Amanda Paulson led the Cyclones with a third-place finish in the 100 freestyle event with a time of 52.46, a personal best.
“I thought Amanda really had a great 100 free,” Sorenson said. “It was a really tight race between her and the other two KU swimmers. She came up a bit short but she swam and raced the way we wanted her to.”
Senior Dani Harris finished second in the 200 backstroke event with a time of 2:05.22. Marissa Engle and Bre Loeschke took third and fourth place finishes with times of 2:06.96 and 2:07.95, respectively.
“Dani had one of her best two event swims, she was really solid all the way through,” Sorenson said.
In the 500 freestyle, Elizabeth Kleiner finished in second-place with a time of 5:07.54.
“Elizabeth Kleiner did a great job in her 500,” Sorenson said. “She really attacked her race.”
Samantha Fossum finished the 500 freestyle event in third with a time of 5:13.74 and Kristy Kunkel finished in fourth, touching the wall with a time of 5:17.04.
Sarah Dies led the Cyclones in the 200 IM with a time of 2:08.88, touching second. In third, Harris finished with a time of 2:08.93
The Cyclones finished the morning with a second-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay. The team of Katie Vollhaber, Bri Carlberg, Paulson and Kleiner finished with a time of 3:32.52.
In the diving well, senior Marley Dobyns led the Cyclones on the 1-meter board. Dobyns finished with a score of 256.42, a personal best.
“Marley was just shy a few points to her zone score,” diving coach Jeff Warrick said. “It’s the closest she has ever been, she just really had a solid weekend.”
Freshman Elyse Brouillette finished in third with a score of 255.97. Megan Cohea and Dani Davis took fourth and fifth places with scores of 226.95 and 220.88, respectively.
“ I was definitely happy with the performances today, but we still need to work on our consistency,” Warrick said.
The Cyclones will next see action when they travel to Austin, Texas Feb. 27- March 2 for the Big 12 Championship meet.