IOWA CITY, Iowa- The University of Northern Iowa swimming and diving team opened the season with a double dual at the University of Iowa on Friday afternoon. The Panthers fell to Michigan State 244-56 and to Iowa 238-61.
Sophomore Taylor Ostrowksi finished fifth in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:08.71. She also took eighth place in the 100 butterfly in 59.46
Freshman Aftin Phyfe had an impressive debut for the Panthers. She finished sixth in the 100 freestyle with a time of 54.19. She took eight in the 200 freestyle, finishing at 1:57.11. She wrapped her day with a ninth place finish in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.09.
Fellow freshman Veronica Herrmann also had a good first meet as a Panthers. She took seventh place in both the 100 breaststroke (1:08.10) and the 200 breaststroke (2:31.54).
Senior Natalie Johnson took fifth place in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:00.57. Fellow senior Caryn Knight placed ninth in the 200 IM with a time of 2:16.16. Junior Reva Bork had a ninth place finish in the 500 free, finishing at 5:26.17.
Sophomore Sarah Kemp finished sixth in the 3-meter dive event, scoring 219.80 points. Freshman Aslyn Clingman was the top finished for the Panthers in the 1-meter dive. She finished in ninth place with 212.50 points.
The Panthers will return to the pool on October 25th at 6 p.m. when they take on South Dakota State in Brookings, South Dakota.