Women’s swim and dive defeats Iowa 190-109; men lose 162-138

The women’s team won every event, but the men’s team lost to Iowa for the first time since 2011.

Sophomore Danielle Nack competes in the Women's 100 Yard Backstroke during the 2016 Minnesota Challenge at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016.

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Sophomore Danielle Nack competes in the Women’s 100 Yard Backstroke during the 2016 Minnesota Challenge at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016.

Erik Nelson

Head coach Kelly Kremer’s women’s team put together some outstanding performances in a 190-109 win against Iowa on Friday night.

Minnesota (2-0, 1-0) won all 16 events in Iowa City, Iowa, and has not lost to Iowa in over a decade.

“[The] top-tier swimmers and divers [are] getting the job done,” Kremer said.

Freshman Mackenzie Padington won two events, finishing first in the 100-yard freestyle and the 1,000-yard freestyle. Junior Chantal Nack also won two events. Nack finished first in the 200-yard freestyle, recording a time of 1:48.01. She later won the 500-yard freestyle, recording a time of 4:49.58.

Minnesota’s A relay team of Kaia Grobe, Lindsey Kozelsky, Danielle Nack and Tevyn Waddell won the meet’s first event, the 200-yard medley relay, recording a time of 1:41.87.

The Minnesota men’s team (0-2, 0-1) lost to Iowa 162-138. It was the first time since Nov. 4, 2011 that Iowa defeated Minnesota.

Senior Conner McHugh won a pair of events. McHugh finished first in the 100-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard breaststroke.

Kremer wants the men’s team to learn from this loss. Minnesota has lost consecutive meets for the first time since the 2015-16 season.

“We’ve got to learn and grow and become a better team as opposed to a group of individuals,” Kremer said. “There’s a lot of little areas that we need to be better. Turns need to be sharper. [Stroke efficiency] needs to get better. We need to continue to get better on starts.”

Minnesota’s next meet for both the men’s and women’s team will be its home opener at Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center Nov. 3 and 4. It will be a triple dual against Michigan, Penn State and Wisconsin. The meet will take two days to complete.

The meet’s first day on Nov. 3 is scheduled to start at 6 p.m., and its second day on Nov. 4 is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.