Swimming and Diving
Swimming & Diving Prepared for MVC Championships
Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications  
Release: Monday 02/12/2014

Cedar Falls, IA -- The University of Northern Iowa women's swimming and diving team will be competing at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships this Thursday through Saturday in Carbondale, Illinois on the campus of Southern Illinois University.

Live video streaming coverage of the championship will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 13 and Friday, February 14. Live video streaming will start at 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 15.

 January 25th -- Iowa State 191 vs UNI 103

200 Medley Relay 

 The relay team of Natalie Johnson, Caryn Knight, Taylor Ostrowski and Mikki Freese captured third place in the 200 medley relay. Their third place finish came in a final time of 1:52.49.

1000 Freestyle 

 Reva Bork was the top Panther finisher in the 1000 freestyle. Bork's third place finish came in a final time of 11:17.58. 

200 Freestyle 

 Freshman Aftin Phyfe was UNI's top finisher in the 200 freestyle. Phyfe finished in fifth place with a time of 1:58.78. 

100 Backstroke 

 Natalie Johnson collected the Panthers top finish in the 100 backstroke. Johnson finished in fourth place in a time of 1:01.80.

100 Breaststroke 

 Veronica Herrmann, Caryn Knight and Jill Georgen collected the top finishes for UNI in the 100 breaststroke placing second, fourth and fifth respectively. Herrmann's second place finish came in a time of 1:08.40.

200 Butterfly 

 Sophomore Taylor Ostrowski collected a third place finish in the 200 butterfly. Ostrowski's third place finish was in a final time of 2:10.74.

50 Freestyle 

 Aftin Phyfe and Mikki Freese finished third and fourth respectively in the 50 freestyle. Phyfe's final time was 25.13.

1 Meter Diving 

 Allie Bey continued her strong diving season with a second place finish in the 1 meter dive. Bey was followed by teammate Sarah Kemp who finished in third place. Bey's final dive score was 265.50.

100 Freestyle 

 The Panthers captured second through fifth places in the 100 freestyle. Aftin Phyfe, Kathleen Varner, Elise Drewsen and Riley Morgan finished second through fifth respectively. Phyfe's second place finish came in a final time of 54.24.

200 Backstroke 

 The Panthers had a strong showing in the 200 backstroke while not scoring the victory. UNI placed second through fifth and was paced by Natalie Johnson's second place finish. Johnson's final time was 2:15.24.

200 Breaststroke 

 Veronica Herrmann and Stephanie Paape were the top Panther finishers in the 200 breaststroke - placing second and third respectively. Herrmann's second place finish came in a final time of 2:28.66.

500 Freestyle 

 Rebecca Ortmann, Lindsey Phelps, Ashley Nelson and Mariah Holmes placed second through fifth places respectively in the 500 freestyle. Ortmann's second place finish was in a time of 5:29.04.

100 Butterfly 

 Sophomore Taylor Ostrowski captured second place for UNI in the 100 butterfly. Ostrowski was followed by teammates Kayla McCormick, Stephanie Jackson and Kathleen Varner who placed third through fifth respectively. Ostrowski's second place finish came with a final time of 1:01.19.

3 Meter Diving 

 Allie Bey, Ashlyn Clingman and Sarah Kemp took second, third and fourth places respectively for the Panthers in the 3 meter dive. Bey's final dive total was 277.80 - a personal best for the Sophomore and good enough for a season best score.

200 Individual Medley 

 Senior Caryn Knight captured a second place finish in the 200 IM. Knight was joined by teammates Stephanie Jackson, Veronica Herrmann and Jill Georgen who placed third through fifth place. Knight's second place finish was in a final time of 2:18.23.

200 Freestyle Relay 

 The relay team of Mikki Freese, Elise Drewsen, Natalie Johnson and Aftin Phyfe collected a second place finish in the 200 freestyle relay. Their second place finish came in a final time of 1:40.09.


Coverage will start at approximately 6 pm CT on Thursday and Friday and 4 pm CT on Saturday. Please note: This event will NOT stream on Valley Live. On-demand video will be there, but the live events will not. The live streams will originate from the Missouri Valley Conference YouTube Channel. Below are the direct links to each day’s live stream:

Finals Thursday, Feb. 13: http://youtu.be/vk60OYX6Nqk

Finals Friday, Feb. 14: http://youtu.be/d8ppYIU8vCM

Finals Saturday, Feb. 15: http://youtu.be/AhqmnuiIgDI

Video will be available on demand following the completion of each day of competition. The above links will correspond to the on-demand video as well.

MVC Championship Central -Results will be posted live on SIU's Championship Central

Live Video Stream (Valley-TV) - The Missouri Valley will be live streaming events

Meet Mobile - Fans can get live results on mobile devices. Must download to smartphone

SIU Swimming Twitter - Updates throughout the day.


Multiple Panther swimmers have broken school records this season... 

  • The team of Natalie Johnson, Veronica Herrmann, Morgan Riley and Aftin Phyfe took home second place in the 200 yard medley relay with a time of 1:48.33. The time was a season best and a new school record.
  • Freshman Aftin Phyfe finished second and broke the school record with a time of 52.10 in the 100 yard freestyle. Mikki Freese, Natalie Johnson and Elise Drewsen finished fourth, fifth and sixth.
  • Freshman Stephanie Jackson took second place in the 400 yard IM, finishing with a time of 4:32.56. Jackson broke the 400 yard IM school record and obliterated the team’s season best 400 yard IM time by nearly seven seconds.


Sophomore diver Allie Bey officially qualified for the NCAA Zone Diving Regional after competing against Illinois State on Saturday, January 11th.

Bey scored 274.57, which is a personal best on 1 meter dives to date.  The high-score qualifies the sophomore diver to compete on 1 meter, 3 meter, as well as the platform event at NCAA Diving Zones which will be held in Minneapolis, MN at The University of Minnesota in March. 

University of Northern Iowa diving coach Lori Meierbachtol released a statement regarding Bey's qualification.

"This will be Allie's first time competing at the Zone Championship meet, but with her competitive experience and the degree of difficultly her dives possess, I believe she will do very well."


Fans of Panther swimming & diving are encouraged to download the mobile app, 'Meet Mobile', that is available for both iOS and Android devices. 'Meet Mobile' provides real-time scoring and times of the meet as it progresses.

For all updates and breaking news about the UNI swimming and diving team go to UNIPanthers.com or follow them on Twitter @UNISwimming.



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