Wistey Sets New School Record In 100 Breaststroke
AUSTIN, Texas- Junior Imelda Wistey led the Cyclones in day three of the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas. Wistey finished with a new school record and NCAA “B” cut time of 1:01.35 in the 100 breaststroke. The team currently sits fourth with 341.5 points.
“Imelda setting the school record and swimming to her best, that was really special,” head coach Duane Sorenson said. “She has really been wanting that since she has came to Iowa State.”
Marley Suckow and Ali Stearns also were in the championship heat of the 100 breastroke. Suckow took seventh with a personal best time of 1:03.15 and Stearns finished eighth with a time of 1:04.41.
“It was really great to see Marley get her best time in that race,” Sorenson said.
Starting off the evening in the ‘A’ final of the 400 IM, Kristy Kunkel took eighth for the Cyclones finishing with a time of 4:26.84. Also contributing points for the Cyclones was Sarah Deis who swam a personal best time of 4:22.63 which moved her third overall in Cyclone history. Marissa Engel took 13th with a time of 4:25.46 and Emily Wiltsie took 16th with a time of 4:28.90. Both women earned personal bests.
“It was a great night starting off with the 400 IM’s,” Sorenson said. "It was so fun to see Kristy Kunkel swim in the finals and Sarah Deis with her best time and winning the consolation heat. In that same heat, Marissa and Emily also swimming best times was great to see.”
Leading the Cyclones in the 100 butterfly, Sarah Norris finished 14th with a time of 56.25, another personal best for Iowa State. Carissa Poeschel had the top time for the Cyclones with a time of 56.15 placing 17th and moving her 11th overall in Cyclone history.
In the 200 freestyle, Katie Vollhaber led the Cyclones, placing 10th with a time of 1:49.72 to move her second overall in Cyclone history.
“The swim of the day definately was Katie dropping six seconds from her season best time, then going 1:50.10 and then to go 1:49.72 was really special,” Sorenson said.
Samantha Fossum and Bri Carlberg also contributed points to the Cyclones in the 200 freestyle with Fossum taking 14th with a time of 1:52.60 to move 13th overall. Carlberg took 15th with a time of 1:52.68 to tie for 15th overall for Iowa State.
Bre Loeschke and Dani Harris took fifth and seventh in the 100 backstroke for the Cyclones, both earning NCAA “B” cut times. Loeschke finished with a time of 54.55 to move her second overall in Cyclone history. Harris also finished with a personal best time of 54.75 to sit third in Iowa State history.
“Both Bre and Dani it was just outstanding to see them both get their personal best times,” Sorenson said.
Finishing day three, the 200 free relay team of Amanda Paulson, Norris, Vollhaber and Deis took third in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:32.88. The squad now sits second in Cyclone history.
In the diving well Elyse Brouillette finished 3-meter prelims with a score of 249.75 to place ninth.
“Today we just had an off day,” diving coach Jeff Warrick said. “We do well on platform so we are hoping to do better tomorrow.”
Marley Dobyns took 20th with a score of 188.95 and Megan Cohea took 21st with a score of 186.50.
Day four action will continue with prelims beginning at 10 a.m. CST on Saturday. Events include the 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly and 400 freestyle relay. Platform diving prelims will begin at 12:15 p.m. with the 1650 freestyle slated to begin at 4 p.m. Finals will begin at 6 p.m.
Team Standings (thru 14 events)
1. Texas- 732 points
2.West Virginia- 375 points
3. TCU- 369 points
4. Iowa State- 341.5
5. Kansas- 326.5
Individual Results (Iowa State point scorers listed)
1. Meghan Houston (Texas) 338.65
9. Elyse Brouillette- 249.75
20. Marley Dobyns- 188.95
21. Megan Cohea- 186.50
200 Freestyle Relay
1. Texas- 1:29.71
3. Iowa State (Paulson, Norris, Vollhaber, Deis)- 1:32.88
1. Kaitlin Pawlowiez (Texas) – 4:11.80
8. Kristy Kunkel- 4:26.84
9. Sarah Deis- 4:22.63
13. Marissa Engel- 4:25.46
16. Emily Wiltsie- 4:28.90
20. April Long- 4:38.23
1. Kelsey Amundsen (Texas)- 52.57
14. Sarah Norris- 56.25
16. Amanda Paulson- 59.62
17. Carissa Poeschel- 56.15
22. Kaylee Kucera- 57.33
24. Tiana Wollin- 57.66
1.Rachael Burnett (West Virginia)- 1:45.22
10. Katie Vollhaber- 1:49.72
14. Samantha Fossum- 1:52.60
15. Bri Carlberg- 1:52.68
18. Alex Gustafson- 1:53.54
20. Maria Gannon- 1:55.31
1. Laura Sogar (Texas)- 58.67
3. Imelda Wistey- 1:01.35
7. Marley Suckow- 1:03.15
8. Ali Stearns- 1:04.41
12. Emily Wiltsie- 1:04.08
20. April Long- 1:08.61
1. Sarah Denninghoff (Texas)- 52.10
5. Bre Loeschke- 54.55
7. Dani Harris- 54.75
11. Sarah Norris- 56.00
15. Kaylee Kucera- 57.13
21. Katharine Long- 59.86