GymHawks face midseason competition

Hawkeye women's gymnasts will compete in the Big Five Meet this weekend in Toledo, Ohio.

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David Harmantas

Iowa gymnast Nicole Chow performs on the uneven bars during a gymnastics meet against Rutgers on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Scarlet Knights 194.575 to 191.675.

Sydney Becker, Sports Reporter

Tought day for Hawkeye swimmers

FB: Hawkeye women’s swimming and diving faced tough competition in their second day at the Big Ten Championships. Junior Hannah Burvill and sophomore Jayah Mathews led the team.
Twitter: Iowa women’s swimming and diving faced tough competition in its second day of action at the Big Ten Championships.

By Tanner DesPlanque
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Iowa women’s swimming and diving is feeling the pressure of tough competition after the second day of the Big Ten Championships.

The only two Hawkeye who qualified for the finals in the second day were junior Hannah Burvill and sophomore Jayah Mathews.

Burvill headed into the championship with a school record time of 22.55 in the 50-free, good enough to rank her No. 3. In the preliminaries, she finished seventh (22.62), which qualified her for the “A” final. In the final, she secured a place at the podium, finishing seventh (22.71).

Mathews was just shy of making the “A” final; she came in ninth in the 1-meter dive (292.05). She did make the “B” final, though, where she won the “B” final (305.75).

To wrap up the day of competition, Burvill and sophomores Sage Ohlensehlen, Kelsey Drake, and Sarah Schemmel swam the 400-medley relay. The women came into the event ranked No. 9 (3:41.01), and the Hawkeye women remained ninth (3:39.21).

After the second day of the competition at the Big Ten Championship, the Iowa women sit at No. 9 (162.5).

The Hawkeyes will return in the third day of action today. The preliminaries will start at 10 a.m., and the finals will open at 5:30 p.m. Competition will include the 100 fly, 400 individual medley, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, 3-meter diving, and the 200-free relay.

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