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Michigan and Wisconsin Battle For Big 10 Women's Lead -- February 20, 2004

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn, February 20. THE team race remains tight at the Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championships. Michigan (213) and Wisconsin (199) flip-flopped all night in the battle for first place, while Indiana (187) has moved into third, followed by Penn State (186) and Purdue (158). Host team Minnesota currently sits in sixth with 149 points.

In a repeat of their 2001 performance, the Indiana Hoosiers won the 200-yard freestyle relay and automatically qualified for the NCAA championships in 1:30.45. The team of Annica Loftsedt, Erin Smith, Tammy Kostner, and Meghan Medendorp led the field from wire to wire. Top-seeded Wisconsin (1:31.48) finished second behind an excellent anchor leg by senior Molly Buhrandt. Michigan claimed third place from lane 6 in 1:31.58, followed by Purdue and host Minnesota.

Michigan¹s third place finish in the sprint relay was enough to keep them in first place, however Wisconsin closed the Wolverine¹s gap to just six points headed into the 500-yard free.

Carly Piper (4:42.64) scored first place points for Wisconsin in the 500, making it three straight titles in the event for the junior. However, Michigan claimed the next three of the next four spots with freshman Susan Gilliam placing second, junior Amy McCullough in third and senior Emily Clare-Fenn in fifth. Indiana senior Sarah Fiden placed fourth. Each of the top five finishers earned an NCAA ŒA¹ cut.

The Badgers scored more valuable team points when Bethany Pendleton won the 200-yard IM in 1:58.25, the second fastest time ever in Big Ten history and the best since Shannon Shakespeare in 2000. Michigan¹s Sara Johnson moved herself into second place with strong backstroke and breaststroke legs, finishing with an NCAA ŒA¹ time of 2:00.12. All together, Wisconsin scored an impressive 63 points in the IM event with the swims of Pendleton, Emily Pisula (fifth), Amalia Sarnecki (sixth), Anna Trinidad (seventh), and Andrea Wiesner (13th).

In the 50-yard free, Meghan Medendorp of Indiana lowered her time from this morning by .11 seconds to her winning time of 22.59. It was Medendorp¹s second win of the night, as she was a member of IU¹s 200-yard free relay. Minnesota junior Katy Coombe (23.08), who set the school record in the morning, claimed second, just ahead of another Hoosier, Erin Smith (23.14).

At the end of the swimming portion of the finals, Wisconsin held a narrow 198-194 lead over Michigan. Indiana made a nice rebound tonight to pull into third place (182), making a comeback after yesterday¹s 200-yard medley relay disqualification.

In the one-meter diving finals, Purdue¹s Carrie McCambridge broke the pool record that was set this morning, winning the event with 321.80 points. Lisa Silvestri of Penn State claimed second with 291.60, while a pair of Ohio State freshman, Amber Simmons and Julie Broms, finished third and fourth, respectively.

Michigan¹s Tealin Keleman scored valuable points for her team, finishing sixth. Her performance moved the Wolverines back into lead as the meet heads into day number three.

Combined Team Scores - Through Event 7
1. University of Michigan 213
2. University of Wisconsin 199
3. Indiana University 187
4. Penn State University 186
5. Purdue University 158
6. University of Minnesota 149
7. University of Iowa 76
8. Michigan State University 68
9. Northwestern University Women 65
10. The Ohio State University 61
11. University of Illinois 42


Big Ten 2004
Women's Swimming & Diving Championships

Event 3 Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay ======================================================================
==========
Big 10: * 1:30.17 1999 Northwestern, NU
Allen, Moore, Bowman, Diezi
Pool: # 1:29.16 Arizona
Hosack, Kolbisen, Knapp, Farella
1:31.01 A
1:33.74 B
School Seed Finals Points
======================================================================
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=== Timed Finals ===

1 Indiana-IN 'A' 1:33.25 1:30.45 A 40
1) Lofstedt, Annica FR 2) Smith, Erin JR
3) Kostner, Tammy JR 4) Medendorp, Meghan SR
11.23 23.20 (23.20)
33.70 (10.50) 45.47 (22.27)
56.23 (10.76) 1:07.95 (22.48)
1:18.84 (10.89) 1:30.45 (22.50)
2 Wisconsin-WI 'A' 1:32.06 1:31.48 B 34
1) Hernandez, Sarah SO 2) Pendleton, Bethany SR
3) Johnson, Susan FR 4) Buhrandt, Molly SR
11.51 23.26 (23.26)
34.07 (10.81) 45.80 (22.54)
56.88 (11.08) 1:08.85 (23.05)
1:19.50 (10.65) 1:31.48 (22.63)
3 Michigan-MI 'A' 1:33.31 1:31.58 B 32
1) Weilbacher, Anne SR 2) Brady, Kaitlyn FR
3) Smith, Lindsey FR 4) Seskevics, Abby SO
11.32 23.11 (23.11)
34.11 (11.00) 46.10 (22.99)
57.15 (11.05) 1:08.90 (22.80)
1:19.70 (10.80) 1:31.58 (22.68)
4 Purdue-IN 'A' 1:32.61 1:31.89 B 30
1) Duchac, Tracy L JR 2) Seleskie, Kathryn M JR
3) Vogel, Kimbre L FR 4) Hentschel, Susan E FR
11.48 23.27 (23.27)
34.15 (10.88) 46.33 (23.06)
57.17 (10.84) 1:09.29 (22.96)
1:20.23 (10.94) 1:31.89 (22.60)
5 Minnesota-MN 'A' 1:34.01 1:32.01 B 28
1) Coombe, Katy JR 2) Perrott, Sarah SO
3) Vine, Sara SO 4) Hasling, Jenny FR
11.06 22.94 (22.94)
34.01 (11.07) 46.00 (23.06)
57.00 (11.00) 1:09.19 (23.19)
1:19.89 (10.70) 1:32.01 (22.82)
6 MSU-MI 'A' 1:34.93 1:32.66 B 26
1) Hagerman, Rachael S SO 2) Kniff, Katrina V SO
3) Brusie, Eve M FR 4) Jones, Tamberly M JR
11.87 24.03 (24.03)
34.87 (10.84) 46.82 (22.79)
57.86 (11.04) 1:09.76 (22.94)
1:20.67 (10.91) 1:32.66 (22.90)
7 NU - Women-IL 'A' 1:36.10 1:33.02 B 24
1) Surkovic, Marijiana SO 2) Oeser, Michelle L SO
3) Reeves, Maria M SR 4) Swenson, Erin E SR
11.67 23.80 (23.80)
34.68 (10.88) 46.71 (22.91)
57.81 (11.10) 1:10.15 (23.44)
1:21.04 (10.89) 1:33.02 (22.87)
8 Penn State 'A' 1:34.92 1:33.14 B 22
1) Semchyshen, Lauren JR 2) Dlugonski, Deirdre JR
3) Biedermann, Amberle SO 4) Eberst, Jennifer JR
11.48 23.71 (23.71)
34.51 (10.80) 46.36 (22.65)
57.32 (10.96) 1:09.52 (23.16)
1:20.72 (11.20) 1:33.14 (23.62)
9 Illinois-IL 'A' 1:35.60 1:33.72 B 18
1) Viney, Barbie M FR 2) Brunka, Christina K SO
3) Poetz, Becca T FR 4) Farrell, Meghan A FR
11.82 23.95 (23.95)
35.11 (11.16) 47.25 (23.30)
58.42 (11.17) 1:10.68 (23.43)
1:21.60 (10.92) 1:33.72 (23.04)
10 Iowa-IA 'A' 1:36.11 1:33.95 14
1) Vanmaaren, Abby C JR 2) Haeger, Katie E JR
3) Martin, Katie L SO 4) Haeger, Emmy J FR
11.78 23.89 (23.89)
34.75 (10.86) 46.79 (22.90)
58.21 (11.42) 1:10.38 (23.59)
1:21.62 (11.24) 1:33.95 (23.57)
11 Ohio State-OH 'A' 1:36.67 1:35.02 12
1) Severson, Katie M SR 2) Maglich, Nicole K SO
3) Lancken, Kylie S JR 4) Kolles, Katie M JR
11.70 23.94 (23.94)
35.14 (11.20) 47.40 (23.46)
58.54 (11.14) 1:10.85 (23.45)
1:22.31 (11.46) 1:35.02 (24.17)

Event 4 Women 500 Yard Freestyle =========================================================================
Big 10: * 4:41.58 2003 Carly Piper, WIS
Pool: # 4:35.45 Christina Teuscher, Columbia
4:45.46 A
4:54.02 B
Name Year School Prelims Finals Points
=========================================================================
=== A - Final ===

1 Piper, Carly JR Wisconsin-WI 4:43.03 4:42.64 A 20
26.08 54.08 (28.00)
1:22.38 (28.30) 1:50.88 (28.50)
2:19.68 (28.80) 2:48.61 (28.93)
3:17.28 (28.67) 3:46.28 (29.00)
4:15.16 (28.88) 4:42.64 (27.48)
2 Gilliam, Susan FR Michigan-MI 4:42.63 4:43.43 A 17
26.63 55.14 (28.51)
1:23.72 (28.58) 1:52.42 (28.70)
2:21.19 (28.77) 2:50.00 (28.81)
3:18.97 (28.97) 3:47.99 (29.02)
4:15.81 (27.82) 4:43.43 (27.62)
3 McCullough, Amy JR Michigan-MI 4:47.74 4:44.03 A 16
26.44 54.76 (28.32)
1:23.50 (28.74) 1:52.50 (29.00)
2:21.98 (29.48) 2:51.04 (29.06)
3:20.07 (29.03) 3:49.07 (29.00)
4:17.23 (28.16) 4:44.03 (26.80)
4 Fiden, Sarah SR Indiana-IN 4:46.48 4:44.32 A 15
26.52 55.06 (28.54)
1:23.79 (28.73) 1:52.77 (28.98)
2:21.84 (29.07) 2:50.52 (28.68)
3:19.31 (28.79) 3:47.82 (28.51)
4:16.74 (28.92) 4:44.32 (27.58)
5 Fenn, Emily Cla SR Michigan-MI 4:45.12 4:44.46 A 14
26.74 54.91 (28.17)
1:23.61 (28.70) 1:52.34 (28.73)
2:21.18 (28.84) 2:50.17 (28.99)
3:19.08 (28.91) 3:47.99 (28.91)
4:16.59 (28.60) 4:44.46 (27.87)
6 Anderson, Sally SR Penn State 4:47.26 4:46.84 B 13
27.15 55.78 (28.63)
1:24.48 (28.70) 1:53.53 (29.05)
2:22.42 (28.89) 2:51.47 (29.05)
3:20.45 (28.98) 3:49.39 (28.94)
4:18.27 (28.88) 4:46.84 (28.57)
7 Gorlesky, Erin SR Indiana-IN 4:48.18 4:49.25 B 12
27.13 55.97 (28.84)
1:24.98 (29.01) 1:54.09 (29.11)
2:23.12 (29.03) 2:52.17 (29.05)
3:21.26 (29.09) 3:50.67 (29.41)
4:20.15 (29.48) 4:49.25 (29.10)
8 Palera, Megan FR Penn State 4:49.40 4:50.85 B 11
27.14 56.31 (29.17)
1:25.54 (29.23) 1:54.81 (29.27)
2:24.10 (29.29) 2:53.50 (29.40)
3:22.97 (29.47) 3:52.45 (29.48)
4:21.99 (29.54) 4:50.85 (28.86)

=== B - Final ===

9 Chandler, Erica SO Purdue-IN 4:50.35 4:49.12 B 9
26.31 55.03 (28.72)
1:24.28 (29.25) 1:53.57 (29.29)
2:23.32 (29.75) 2:52.92 (29.60)
3:22.36 (29.44) 3:51.67 (29.31)
4:20.76 (29.09) 4:49.12 (28.36)
10 Keefe, Margaret FR Penn State 4:51.64 4:49.24 B 7
26.91 55.61 (28.70)
1:24.57 (28.96) 1:53.82 (29.25)
2:23.16 (29.34) 2:52.47 (29.31)
3:21.91 (29.44) 3:51.32 (29.41)
4:20.65 (29.33) 4:49.24 (28.59)
11 Skolaski, Jenni JR Iowa-IA 4:52.23 4:49.72 B 6
26.90 55.69 (28.79)
1:24.73 (29.04) 1:54.19 (29.46)
2:23.73 (29.54) 2:53.25 (29.52)
3:22.55 (29.30) 3:52.07 (29.52)
4:21.41 (29.34) 4:49.72 (28.31)
12 Hardt, Kate SO Minnesota-MN 4:53.34 4:50.59 B 5
26.99 56.08 (29.09)
1:25.52 (29.44) 1:54.90 (29.38)
2:24.27 (29.37) 2:53.21 (28.94)
3:22.52 (29.31) 3:52.14 (29.62)
4:21.78 (29.64) 4:50.59 (28.81)
13 Colgin, Doherty SO Indiana-IN 4:53.02 4:51.19 B 4
27.07 56.15 (29.08)
1:25.22 (29.07) 1:54.57 (29.35)
2:23.84 (29.27) 2:53.32 (29.48)
3:22.73 (29.41) 3:52.23 (29.50)
4:21.81 (29.58) 4:51.19 (29.38)
14 Collins, Nicole FR Penn State 4:51.75 4:51.90 B 3
26.91 55.58 (28.67)
1:25.01 (29.43) 1:54.76 (29.75)
2:24.47 (29.71) 2:54.24 (29.77)
3:23.95 (29.71) 3:53.92 (29.97)
4:23.10 (29.18) 4:51.90 (28.80)
15 Murphy, Patrici SO Penn State 4:52.28 4:53.86 B 2
27.56 56.67 (29.11)
1:26.05 (29.38) 1:55.62 (29.57)
2:25.26 (29.64) 2:54.91 (29.65)
3:24.74 (29.83) 3:54.52 (29.78)
4:24.51 (29.99) 4:53.86 (29.35)
16 Laaper, Yvonne SO Purdue-IN 4:53.29 4:55.18 1
27.32 56.76 (29.44)
1:26.46 (29.70) 1:56.39 (29.93)
2:26.18 (29.79) 2:55.98 (29.80)
3:26.14 (30.16) 3:56.30 (30.16)
4:26.11 (29.81) 4:55.18 (29.07)

Event 5 Women 200 Yard IM =========================================================================
Big 10: * 1:57.66 2000 Shannon Shakespeare, MICH
Pool: # 1:57.15 Nicole Haislett, Florida
2:00.67 A
2:04.29 B
Name Year School Prelims Finals Points
=========================================================================
=== A - Final ===

1 Pendleton, Beth SR Wisconsin-WI 2:00.23 1:58.25 A 20
26.06 55.54 (29.48)
1:30.93 (35.39) 1:58.25 (27.32)
2 Johnson, Sara SR Michigan-MI 2:01.30 2:00.18 A 17
26.65 56.10 (29.45)
1:31.78 (35.68) 2:00.18 (28.40)
3 Bradley, Kriste SO Indiana-IN 2:01.46 2:01.04 B 16
27.13 58.18 (31.05)
1:33.34 (35.16) 2:01.04 (27.70)
4 Taflinger, Broo SR Indiana-IN 2:01.12 2:01.25 B 15
26.76 57.53 (30.77)
1:32.76 (35.23) 2:01.25 (28.49)
5 Pisula, Emily SR Wisconsin-WI 2:01.53 2:02.06 B 14
26.98 57.73 (30.75)
1:34.27 (36.54) 2:02.06 (27.79)
6 Sarnecki, Amali SO Wisconsin-WI 2:01.99 2:02.51 B 13
27.62 59.36 (31.74)
1:33.77 (34.41) 2:02.51 (28.74)
7 Trinidad, Anna SO Wisconsin-WI 2:02.25 2:03.17 B 12
27.40 56.97 (29.57)
1:33.43 (36.46) 2:03.17 (29.74)
8 Morris, Erin FR Penn State 2:03.42 2:03.94 B 11
26.18 55.97 (29.79)
1:34.77 (38.80) 2:03.94 (29.17)

=== B - Final ===

9 Stanchock, Cour JR Penn State 2:03.70 2:03.40 B 9
27.11 1:00.00 (32.89)
1:34.50 (34.50) 2:03.40 (28.90)
10 Leupold, Christ JR Purdue-IN 2:04.30 2:03.85 B 7
26.33 59.09 (32.76)
1:36.02 (36.93) 2:03.85 (27.83)
11 Rodakowski, Jul SR Minnesota-MN 2:04.06 2:04.27 B 6
26.65 58.75 (32.10)
1:35.14 (36.39) 2:04.27 (29.13)
12 Paglini, Kather SO NU - Women-IL 2:03.59 2:04.71 5
26.23 56.38 (30.15)
1:34.93 (38.55) 2:04.71 (29.78)
13 Wiesner, Andrea FR Wisconsin-WI 2:03.91 2:04.80 4
27.71 58.19 (30.48)
1:35.27 (37.08) 2:04.80 (29.53)
14 Biedermann, Amb SO Penn State 2:04.63 2:05.01 3
26.51 58.79 (32.28)
1:36.54 (37.75) 2:05.01 (28.47)
15 McAdam, Crystal SR Illinois-IL 2:03.87 2:05.35 2
26.88 59.00 (32.12)
1:36.16 (37.16) 2:05.35 (29.19)
16 Bean, Jennifer SR Purdue-IN 2:04.83 2:05.89 1
26.76 58.60 (31.84)
1:36.26 (37.66) 2:05.89 (29.63)

Event 6 Women 50 Yard Freestyle =========================================================================
Big 10: * 22.32 2001 Jenn Cristy, IND
Pool: # 22.16 Jennie Thompson, Stanford
22.88 A
23.56 B
Name Year School Prelims Finals Points
=========================================================================
=== A - Final ===

1 Medendorp, Megh SR Indiana-IN 22.70 22.59 A 20
11.22 22.59 (11.37)
2 Coombe, Katy JR Minnesota-MN 22.96 23.08 B 17
11.24 23.08 (11.84)
3 Smith, Erin JR Indiana-IN 23.05 23.14 B 16
11.36 23.14 (11.78)
4 Hernandez, Sara SO Wisconsin-WI 23.11 23.15 B 15
11.29 23.15 (11.86)
5 Hentschel, Susa FR Purdue-IN 23.24 23.26 B 14
11.46 23.26 (11.80)
6 Duchac, Tracy L JR Purdue-IN 22.95 23.28 B 13
11.60 23.28 (11.68)
7 Weilbacher, Ann SR Michigan-MI 23.16 23.38 B 12
11.29 23.38 (12.09)
8 Dlugonski, Deir JR Penn State 23.16 23.40 B 11
11.34 23.40 (12.06)

=== B - Final ===

9 Kostner, Tammy JR Indiana-IN 23.26 23.17 B 9
11.56 23.17 (11.61)
10 Smith, Lindsey FR Michigan-MI 23.49 23.31 B 7
11.56 23.31 (11.75)
11 Brusie, Eve M FR MSU-MI 23.41 23.34 B 6
11.46 23.34 (11.88)
12 Seskevics, Abby SO Michigan-MI 23.34 23.36 B 5
11.50 23.36 (11.86)
13 Seleskie, Kathr JR Purdue-IN 23.34 23.41 B 4
11.40 23.41 (12.01)
14 Lofstedt, Annic FR Indiana-IN 23.38 23.42 B 3
11.28 23.42 (12.14)
15 Hasling, Jenny FR Minnesota-MN 23.34 23.49 B 2
11.42 23.49 (12.07)
16 Oeser, Michelle SO NU - Women-IL 23.44 23.60 1
11.40 23.60 (12.20)

Event 7 Women 1 mtr Diving =========================================================================
Big 10: * 520.50 1988 Mary Fischbach, MICH
Pool: # 495.70 Vera Ilyina, Texas
Name Year School Prelims Finals Points
=========================================================================
=== Finals ===

1 McCambridge, Ca SO Purdue-IN 290.35 321.80 20
2 Silvestri, Lisa SO Penn State 304.75 291.60 17
3 Simmons, Amber FR Ohio State-OH 274.70 287.75 16
4 Broms, Julie FR Ohio State-OH 289.05 283.40 15
5 Jackson, Shanno SR Minnesota-MN 281.15 282.50 14
6 Kelemen, Tealin SR Michigan-MI 277.50 274.70 13
7 Bowden, Abbie JR Minnesota-MN 266.45 269.20 12
8 Dumais, Leanne FR NU - Women-IL 262.40 254.00 11