UNI swim & dive opens the season with a home dual against the Hawkeyes

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — UNI swimming and diving opened the 2022-23 regular season late Friday afternoon hosting the Iowa Hawkeyes. In the first meeting between the Panthers and Hawkeyes in Cedar Falls since February 2012, Iowa emerged victorious in a 197-103 win.

Helena Heuberger, Scout Bergwall, Sydney Airportand Faith Larsen opened the night by taking 2nd place in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:46.29. Hallory Domnick and Amber Finke also racked up a pair of 2nd place finishes with Domnick taking 2nd in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:54.08, while Finke notched a 56.65 in the 100-yard backstroke.

Faith Larson claimed 2nd place in both the 50 and 100-yard freestyle, swimming a 23.71 in the 50, followed by a 53.04 in the 100.

Finke put the Panthers in the win column with a time of 2:01.84 in the 200-yard backstroke, with a time faster than any of her in-season times a year ago.

Bergwall went on to place second in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 58.17, while Emma Lavigne finished as runner-up in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:14.27.

On the springboards, reigning MVC Diver of the Year Taylor Hogan led UNI to a 4th place finish with a score of 246.30 on the one-meter springboard. Hogan also led the Panthers in the three-meter competition, scoring 268.58 to take 3rd place.

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The Panthers return to the pool at the MVC Showcase in Chicago, Oct. 21-22, hosted by UIC at the Flames Natatorium.

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