Cyclones Finish Sixth at Big 12 Relays

The Iowa State swimming and diving team competed in the Big 12 Relays held in Columbia, Mo. Friday. The squad finished the day with 30 points after getting a good look at the Big 12 competition for the season.

"It was a good meet for our women because they were able to get a feel for the competition," said head coach Duane Sorenson.

The 4x50 relay team of seniors Kim Rogers and Maggie Peterson, junior Cassandra Nelson and sophomore Emily Welborn finished fourth with a time of 1:50.01.

"It really opened up their eyes to what they will have to do to be successful in the Big 12 Championships in Feb.," said Sorenson.

The fifth place 200 medley 4x50 relay (1:50.79) was led by senior Maggie Peterson while freshman Marni Benson, sophomore Emily Welborn and junior Lauren Breunig swam the final legs.

The Cyclone divers had an impressive showing during competition as well.  Sophomore Kali Fryklund finished third on the 3-meter with a point total of 237.75.

"I thought the divers did a really good job in their first meet," said diving coach Jeff Warrick.  "It was a really fun day for everyone."

Senior Hillary Nichols finished fourth on the 1-meter board posting 228.05 points.

"This is a good way for us to get a look at our competition for the rest of the season," said Warrick.

The Cyclones will swim against
South Dakota State on Oct. 29 at 11 a.m., at Brookings, S.D. to prepare for the three day Minnesota Invitational beginning on Nov. 18.

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