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    Wildcats Win Six Events But Hawkeyes Win Meet, 162-135

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Felicitas Lenz won both the 1-meter springboard and 10-meter platform events Saturday.
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    Felicitas Lenz won both the 1-meter springboard and 10-meter platform events Saturday.
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    Jan. 26, 2013

    Site: Iowa City, Iowa (University of Iowa Aquatic Center)
    Score: Iowa 162, Northwestern 135
    Records: NU (2-5, 1-4 Big Ten), Iowa (5-1, 3-1 Big Ten)
    Next NU Event: Friday-Saturday, Feb. 1-2, 2013 -- Northwestern Invitational (Evanston, Ill.)

    Final Results Get Acrobat Reader

    IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Northwestern traveled to Iowa Saturday and collected six event victories in a combined dual meet against the Hawkeyes, but ultimately fell in the team competition, 162-135.

    Northwestern's meet got off to a rough start when its `A' 200 medley relay was disqualified, leading to the NU `B' team of Madeleine Klichowski (Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy), Julianne Kurke (Atlanta, Ga./Parkview), Julia Pratt (Vincennes, Ind./Vincennes Rivet) and Erika Elliott (Barrington, Ill./Barrington High) earning third-place points for the Wildcats.

    In the first individual event, the 1,000 free, Iowa took first followed by a trio of Wildcats. Junior Erin Sosdian (The Woodlands, Texas/Woodlands College Park) knocked nearly nine full seconds off of her season best in the event to place second in 10:16.04 followed by freshman Emily Launer (DeKalb, Ill./Rosary) in third with a season-best 10:19.73 and her classmate Ellen Anderson (Montgomery Village, Md./Gaithersburg) in fourth.

    Junior Jackie Powell (Madison, Wis./James Madison Memorial) had a season-best 1:51.60 in the 200 free to lead NU's contingent in that event with a fourth-place result.

    Northwestern got its first win of the meet in the 100 back courtesy of freshman Karen Turner (Lake Oswego, Ore./Lakeridge). She fell behind by .41 of a second with 50 yards to go before storming back to out-touch her Hawkeye opponent by two one-hundredths of a second with a final time of 56.89.

    Senior Katie McCullough (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central) and Kurke went 2-3 for NU in the 100 breast before senior Meredith King (Louisville, Ky./duPont Manual) also was second in the 200 fly to lead the Wildcats.

    Senior Taylor Reynolds (St. Louis, Mo./Webster Groves) and McCullough went 1-2 for Northwestern in a solid 50 free race. Reynolds swam a 23.08 to top McCullough's 23.62, which topped the fastest Iowa swimmer in the race by six one-hundredths of a second.

    During the meet's first break, senior Felicitas Lenz (Altadena, Calif./Polytechnic School) took first place in the 1-meter springboard diving event with a score of 276.97. Junior Mary Kate Campbell (Burr Ridge, Ill./Fenwick) earned third-place points with a 266.78 while her classmate Cosima Lenz (Altadena, Calif./Polytechnic School) was just behind her with a 265.80.

    Reynolds made it three event victories in a row for NU and two for herself in the meet with a 50.96 to take the 100 free. Reynolds turned at the 50-yard mark in a near dead-heat with two Iowa swimmers before pulling away for a .23 of a second win.

    Turner took second in the 200 back to lead Northwestern with a 2:03.04 while senior Meaghan Fenn (New Rochelle, N.Y./The Ursuline School) picked up two points with a fourth-place 2:06.13. In the 200 breast, Kurke (2:20.14) and Megan Goss (Brentwood, Tenn./Ravenwood) (2:20.64) were 2-3 for Northwestern before Sosdian had an NU-best second-place 5:02.30 in the 500 free.

    After Iowa swept the 100 fly, Felicitas Lenz smoked the field on the 10-meter platform with a 288.45 to win by 53.70 points. Senior Becca Soderholm (Madison, Wis./Madison East) finished off the individual swimming events for NU by taking second in the 400 IM with a 4:26.32 followed by King in third with a 4:29.78.

    NU's 200 free relay team of Valerie Nubbe (Huntsville, Ala./Huntsville), Reynolds, Powell, McCullough ended the meet on a strong note for the Wildcats with a winning time of 1:33.25, capturing the event by a nice and wide margin of 2.48 seconds.

    Northwestern returns to action Feb. 1-2 in its final regular season meet of 2012-13, the Northwestern Invitational at the Norris Aquatics Center. The two-day, three-session meet is comprised of all timed finals with action at 5 p.m. CT Friday afternoon and 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT on Saturday.

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