Iowa State Diver competing during their duel meet against the University of Kansas on Feb. 2 at Beyer Hall. 

The Iowa State swimming and diving team placed in fourth after four days at the 2018 Big 12 Championships.

Two records were broken by the senior Mary Kate Luddy for the Iowa State record books.

Luddy and junior Haley Ruegemer toppled the best 400-yard individual medley school record, and placed third and fourth in the 400. Luddy swam a time of 4:17.77, followed by Reguemer with a time of 4:18.15.

Besides Luddy, other seniors finished their final conference with outstanding performances and still played an important role on the swimming and diving team. Laura Miksch placed sixth in the 100-yard freestyle. Silqi Luo remained in seventh place in the 200-yard freestyle. In 200-yard breaststroke, Danica Delaquis finished in fifth.

Freshman Martha Haas showed talent in 100-yard breaststroke, placing eighth for her first Big 12 Championship.

Ruegemer and Keely Soellner finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in the 1650-yard freestyle.

In the final 400-yard freestyle relay, Miksch, Anna Andersen, Luo and Harper Emswiler kept the record-breaking style and reset the time for this event in Iowa State history, placing third.

In the diving as well, Dana Liva got a huge achievement in the platform. She set a new school record with a score of 283.40 and placed third. Sydney Ronald ended in sixth in the three-meter board with 200.55 points.

The Cyclones finished in fourth place with 512.5 at the end of the Big 12 Championships.

(2) comments

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