Hawkeye swimming finishes 10th at Big Tens

Iowa set multiple season-bests en route to a 12th-place finish in Bloomington.


David Harmantas

Iowa swimmer Allyssa Fluit swims the 200 freestyle during a swim meet against the University of Northern Iowa and Western Illinois University on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.

Pete Ruden, Sports Editor

Iowa women’s swimming and diving finished 10th at the Big Ten Championships that concluded on Saturday in Bloomington, Indiana.

Hannah Burvill, Allyssa Fluit, and Lauren McDougall posted season-bests in the 100 free. Burvill swam a time of 48.97, missing out on her career best by .03 second. Fluit recorded a career-best of 50.19 and McDougall swam a 50.88.

In her final 1,650 free, senior Abbey Schneider posted a time of 16:51.14, cutting 7.3 seconds off her previous career-best.

Devin Jacobs, who was chosen as Iowa’s representative for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, worked her way up to No. 4 in the Hawkeye record books with a time of 2:17.80. Lexi Horner worked her way into the top 10 as well, finishing in 2:19.13.

Iowa’s 400-free relay, consisting of Fluit, Burvill, Kelly McNamara, and McDougall, finished at No. 2 in Iowa history in 3:19.72.

The Hawkeyes finished with 400.5 points, while Indiana came out on top with 1,386.5 points.