Swimming and diving victorious once again

JACOB POTTER, Sports Writer

The UNI swimming and diving team finished first-place in 13 of 16 events on their way to a 194-105 victory over the Illinois State Redbirds on Saturday, Jan. 19. 

The Panthers also broke seven Glen F. Henry pool records.  The win advanced the Panthers to 6-2 on the season, as well as closing out their home schedule at 4-0. 

Crystal Florman and Katie Taylor finished first-place in three events, each followed by Jordan McCullough and Moriah Ross finishing first in two events each. Kylie Engstrom also added another first-place finish. UNI finished first-place as a team in two events, the 200 medley relay (1:45.17), as well as the 400-freestyle relay (3:36.95).

Katie Taylor set three of the seven records, winning the 100 backstroke (55.85), 200 backstroke (2:01.17) and 200 individual medley (2:04.85).

Crystal Florman set records for the 100 butterfly (56.43) and the 50 freestyle (23.49), Moriah Ross set the record for 100 breaststroke (1:04.14) and the seventh record was set as a team in the 200 medley relay (1:45.17).

In the diving events for the Panthers, Alyssa Dueso led the way for the cats on the one meter diving board, placing second with a score of 241.26. From the three meter height, Jayden Lovell placed second, earning a score of 263.25.

Up next, the Panthers travel to Iowa City to take on the Hawkeyes as well as the Western Illinois Leathernecks on Friday, Feb. 1.