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Women’s swimmers knocked off at Illinois

BY DI STAFF | JANUARY 17, 2011 7:10 AM

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The Iowa women’s swimming and diving team dropped its dual meet against Illinois in Champaign, Ill., falling, 174-126, on Jan. 15.

Freshman Karolina Wartalowicz, senior Katarina Tour, and juniors Caitie Polz and Daniela Cubelic kicked off the competition for the Hawkeyes, finishing second in the 200-medley relay in 1:47.16.

Freshman Taylor Newgaard recorded Iowa’s first win, posting a time of 10:24.87 in the 1,000 freestyle.

Other standout performances included Tour’s victory in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.16) and Cubelic’s pair of first-place finishes. She dominated in both the 100 and 200 backstroke, posting times of 56.96 and 2:05.30.

Junior Veronica Rydze and senior Deidre Freeman also collected team points for the Hawkeyes in both diving events. Rydze won the 1 meter with a score of 300.15, and Freeman recorded a winning score of 329.55 in the 3 meter.

“We just came back from a training trip less than 48 hours before the meet, so I thought we gave a great effort considering all the traveling and intense training we had before the meet,” Cubelic said.

“We saw the Illinois meet as an opportunity to race a Big Ten team when we were tired and worn down.”

— by Maggie Cunningham


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