(RACE VIDEO) IU’s Lilly King Unloads 4th-Fastest 100 Breast Ever; Michigan Leads After Day 3

Photo Courtesy: Andy Ringgold/Aringo

Indiana’s Lilly King uncorked the fourth-fastest women’s 100-yard breaststroke ever during night 3 at the 2016 Big Ten Women’s Championships.

A superior 100 backstroke event that netted more than 100 points for Michigan as the Wolverines headed into the final day with a leading tally of 891 points.  Indiana had a seriously strong day, but could not withstand the 100 back onslaught as the Hoosiers held second with 845.5 points.

Minnesota, thanks to a huge effort on the diving boards, moved into third with 612.5 points.  Ohio State (577) and Purdue (498.5) held fourth and fifth.

Penn State (474.5), Wisconsin (462), Nebraska (326.5), Northwestern (309), Rutgers (260), Iowa (248.5), Michigan State (175) and Illinois (168) comprised the rest of the scores.

Lilly King Race Footage Courtesy of IU:

400 Medley Relay

Indiana raced its way to the Big Ten and pool record in the women’s 400-yard medley relay to start off a key night in the Big Ten title race.

Marie Chamberlain (52.53), Lilly King (57.64), Gia Dalesandro (51.74) and Kennedy Goss (48.26) won the finale in a time of 3:30.17.  That swim cleared IU’s Big Ten record of 3:30.30 set back in 2014, while also crushing its own pool mark of 3:31.26 from 2009.

Michigan’s Clara Smiddy (52.03), Emily Kopas (59.62), Siobhan Haughey (52.61) and Ali DeLoof (47.72) mitigated the team points damage done by IU with a second-place 3:31.98.  Ohio State’s Halime Zeren (53.95), Taylor Vargo (1:00.36), Li Zhesi (50.79), and Annelise Jongekrijg (48.81) placed third in 3:33.91.

Michigan held onto a slim lead after the race, 479.5-470.5, against Indiana.  Ohio State (382), Minnesota (347.5) and Penn State (323.5) rounded out the top five.

  1 Indiana-IN  'A'               3:32.22    3:30.17!A       64  
     1) Chamberlain, Marie C 19       2) r:0.28 King, Lillia 19       
     3) r:0.23 Dalesandro, Gia 20     4) r:0.17 Goss, Kennedy 19      
    r:+0.53  25.29        52.53 (52.53)
        1:10.04 (17.51)     1:50.17 (57.64)
        2:13.95 (23.78)     2:41.91 (51.74)
        3:05.24 (23.33)     3:30.17 (48.26)
  2 Michigan-MI  'A'              3:35.96    3:31.98 A       56  
     1) Smiddy, Clara M 20            2) r:0.07 Kopas, Emily 19       
     3) r:0.18 Haughey, Siobhan 18    4) r:0.25 Deloof, Alexandra 21  
    r:+0.64  25.40        52.03 (52.03)
        1:19.64 (27.61)     1:51.65 (59.62)
        2:16.04 (24.39)     2:44.26 (52.61)
        3:06.64 (22.38)     3:31.98 (47.72)
  3 Ohio State-OH  'A'            3:36.92    3:33.91 B       54  
     1) Zeren, Halime Zulal 20        2) r:0.43 Vargo, Taylor 21      
     3) r:0.12 Li, Zhesi 20           4) r:0.21 Jongekrijg, Annlise 21
    r:+0.64  26.41        53.95 (53.95)
        1:09.16 (15.21)   1:54.31 (1:00.36)
        2:17.44 (23.13)     2:45.10 (50.79)
        3:08.04 (22.94)     3:33.91 (48.81)
  4 Penn State-MA  'A'            3:37.59    3:35.18 B       52  
     1) Ackman, Alyson P 23           2) r:0.15 Rodriguez, Byanca 21  
     3) r:0.25 Rowe, Kathryn 22       4) r:0.28 Price, Nicole 20      
    r:+0.60  25.83        53.63 (53.63)
        1:21.69 (28.06)   1:53.92 (1:00.29)
        2:18.24 (24.32)     2:46.28 (52.36)
        3:09.51 (23.23)     3:35.18 (48.90)
  5 Minnesota-MN  'A'             3:39.32    3:35.48         49  
     1) Avestruz, Zoe A 18            2) r:0.26 Munson, Rachel 18     
     3) r:0.28 Nack, Danielle 19      4) r:0.24 Votava, Lauren 22     
    r:+0.59  25.74        53.74 (53.74)
        1:21.74 (28.00)     1:53.58 (59.84)
        2:17.44 (23.86)     2:46.90 (53.32)
        3:10.10 (23.20)     3:35.48 (48.58)
  5 Wisconsin-WI  'A'             3:35.64    3:35.48         49  
     1) Unicomb, Jessica 18           2) r:0.27 Carlson, Maria 20     
     3) r:0.23 Grindall, Dana 20      4) r:0.17 Kinney, Chase 20      
    r:+0.53  25.80        53.37 (53.37)
        1:21.70 (28.33)   1:54.87 (1:01.50)
        2:19.36 (24.49)     2:47.63 (52.76)
        3:10.11 (22.48)     3:35.48 (47.85)
  7 Purdue-IN  'A'                3:37.03    3:35.52         46  
     1) Smailis, Jacklyn M 19         2) r:0.26 Fogle, Emily 24       
     3) r:0.40 Lim, Meagan 19         4) r:0.12 Meitz, Kaersten 20    
    r:+0.59  26.23        54.56 (54.56)
        1:21.59 (27.03)     1:53.25 (58.69)
        2:17.54 (24.29)     2:46.39 (53.14)
        3:10.01 (23.62)     3:35.52 (49.13)
  8 IOWA-IA  'A'                  3:38.24    3:36.72         44  
     1) Lavelle, Meghan E 19          2) r:0.40 Sougstad, Emma 21     
     3) r:0.30 McNamara, Kelly 19     4) r:0.43 Kabacinski, Olivia 22 
    r:+0.61  25.78        53.63 (53.63)
        1:21.13 (27.50)     1:53.04 (59.41)
        2:18.01 (24.97)     2:47.03 (53.99)
        3:10.46 (23.43)     3:36.72 (49.69)

400 IM

Ohio State’s Lindsey Clary demolished the pool record in the women’s 400-yard IM, and won the finale by nearly five seconds.  She clocked a 4:03.64 to blast the 4:06.37 facility record set by Minnesota’s Jenny Shaughnessy back in 2009.  Her time also cleared the NCAA A cut in the process.

Minnesota’s Brooke Zeiger finished second in 4:08.18 with Michigan’s Bi Yirong earning third in 4:08.56.

Michigan stretched its lead to 543.5 to 535.5 against Indiana.  Minnesota pulled into third with 409.5 points, while Ohio State (380) and Penn State (371.5) comprised the rest of the top five.

                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Clary, Lindsey   20 Ohio State-OH     4:07.05    4:03.64#A       32  
    r:+0.70  27.04        57.28 (30.24)
        1:28.37 (31.09)     1:57.97 (29.60)
        2:32.26 (34.29)     3:07.02 (34.76)
        3:35.70 (28.68)     4:03.64 (27.94)
  2 Zeiger, Brooke   20 Minnesota-MN      4:09.98    4:08.18 B       28  
    r:+0.80  27.24        57.11 (29.87)
        1:27.52 (30.41)     1:57.34 (29.82)
        2:33.52 (36.18)     3:10.44 (36.92)
        3:40.16 (29.72)     4:08.18 (28.02)
  3 Bi, Yirong       19 Michigan-MI       4:10.91    4:08.56 B       27  
    r:+0.70  26.59        56.93 (30.34)
        1:28.71 (31.78)     2:00.12 (31.41)
        2:36.25 (36.13)     3:12.11 (35.86)
        3:41.31 (29.20)     4:08.56 (27.25)
  4 Siwicki, Breann  21 Minnesota-MN      4:12.86    4:10.19 B       26  
    r:+0.74  27.01        57.30 (30.29)
        1:28.46 (31.16)     1:59.42 (30.96)
        2:35.16 (35.74)     3:11.48 (36.32)
        3:41.45 (29.97)     4:10.19 (28.74)
  5 Oldershaw, Marn  21 Michigan-MI       4:12.84    4:12.05 B       25  
    r:+0.75  26.78        57.73 (30.95)
        1:30.47 (32.74)     2:02.44 (31.97)
        2:37.33 (34.89)     3:14.17 (36.84)
        3:43.69 (29.52)     4:12.05 (28.36)
  6 Lisy, Samantha   20 Indiana-IN        4:13.00    4:12.22 B       24  
    r:+0.80  27.42        58.25 (30.83)
        1:30.57 (32.32)     2:02.23 (31.66)
        2:37.81 (35.58)     3:14.00 (36.19)
        3:43.75 (29.75)     4:12.22 (28.47)
  7 Petric, Nika Ka  23 Purdue-IN         4:12.75    4:14.60 B       23  
    r:+0.86  27.29        57.90 (30.61)
        1:29.58 (31.68)     2:00.71 (31.13)
        2:37.66 (36.95)     3:16.18 (38.52)
        3:45.89 (29.71)     4:14.60 (28.71)
  8 Cook, Reagan O   19 Indiana-IN        4:12.41    4:16.35 B       22  
    r:+0.77  27.12        57.58 (30.46)
        1:30.38 (32.80)     2:02.44 (32.06)
        2:39.01 (36.57)     3:16.27 (37.26)
        3:46.53 (30.26)     4:16.35 (29.82)

100 fly

Ohio State captured a second Big Ten title on the night when Li Zhesi raced her way to a 51.77 for her second individual title of the meet as well.  She already won the 50 free last night.  Her time tonight just missed her pool record prelim time of 51.72.

Indiana’s Gia Dalesandro led a huge Hoosier event with a second-place 52.42. The Hoosiers scored nearly 70 points in the event.  Minnesota’s Danielle Nack finished third overall in 52.64.

With the huge point swing, Indiana took a 600.5 to 563.5 lead against Michigan, but the 100 back looms large later this evening with Michigan having four A finalists.  Minnesota (442.5), Ohio State (423) and Wisconsin (378.5) held third through fifth after the event.

                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Li, Zhesi        20 Ohio State-OH       51.72      51.77 B       32  
    r:+0.76  11.20        24.44 (13.24)
          38.03 (13.59)       51.77 (13.74)
  2 Dalesandro, Gia  20 Indiana-IN          52.08      52.42 B       28  
    r:+0.55  11.59        24.82 (13.23)
          38.46 (13.64)       52.42 (13.96)
  3 Nack, Danielle   19 Minnesota-MN        53.19      52.64 B       27  
    r:+0.74  11.15        24.68 (13.53)
          38.47 (13.79)       52.64 (14.17)
  4 Grindall, Dana   20 Wisconsin-WI        52.61      52.66 B       26  
    r:+0.70  11.26        24.73 (13.47)
          38.54 (13.81)       52.66 (14.12)
  5 Collura, Taryn   22 Nebraska-MW         53.63      53.21 B       24.5
    r:+0.72  11.37        24.84 (13.47)
          38.65 (13.81)       53.21 (14.56)
  5 Lim, Meagan S    19 Purdue-IN           53.41      53.21 B       24.5
    r:+0.64  11.22        24.76 (13.54)
          38.71 (13.95)       53.21 (14.50)
  7 Stoppa, Frances  19 Rutgers-NJ          53.83      53.84 B       23  
    r:+0.65  11.57        25.34 (13.77)
          39.36 (14.02)       53.84 (14.48)
  8 Jensen, Christi  19 Indiana-IN          53.76      54.50         22  
    r:+0.76  11.59        25.18 (13.59)
          39.44 (14.26)       54.50 (15.06)

200 free

Michigan had a strong 200 free that swung its way as Siobhan Haughey raced to a Big Ten meet and pool record time of 1:43.51.  That swim beat the meet record of 1:43.93 set by Brittany Strumbel of IU back in 2011, while also lowering the 1:44.66 facility record set by Haley Lips of IU this morning.

Purdue’s Alexa Davis raced her way into second with a 1:44.21, while Lips fell a few spots from her top seed with a third-place 1:44.30.  IU’s Kennedy Goss, who had been a second seed, dropped to fifth in 1:45.61, while Michigan had two more A finalists with Gabrielle DeLoof (1:46.42) and Gillian Ryan (1:48.10) taking sixth and eighth to help mitigate the potential damage of a big event for Indiana.

Indiana added 100 points to move up to 703.5, while Michigan held second with 658.5 points after nearly tacking on a 100 point of its own in the 200 free.  Minnesota (465.5), Ohio State (439) and Penn State (427.5) sat third through fifth.

                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Haughey, Siobha  18 Michigan-MI       1:44.94    1:43.51@A       32  
    r:+0.72  24.44        50.72 (26.28)
        1:17.10 (26.38)     1:43.51 (26.41)
  2 Davis, Alexa C   21 Purdue-IN         1:45.35    1:44.21#B       28  
    r:+0.66  24.56        50.80 (26.24)
        1:17.51 (26.71)     1:44.21 (26.70)
  3 Lips, Haley C    22 Indiana-IN        1:44.36    1:44.30#B       27  
    r:+0.68  25.27        51.92 (26.65)
        1:18.50 (26.58)     1:44.30 (25.80)
  4 Ackman, Alyson   23 Penn State-MA     1:45.30    1:45.16 B       26  
    r:+0.64  24.56        51.08 (26.52)
        1:18.21 (27.13)     1:45.16 (26.95)
  5 Goss, Kennedy A  19 Indiana-IN        1:44.84    1:45.61 B       25  
    r:+0.66  25.05        51.70 (26.65)
        1:18.63 (26.93)     1:45.61 (26.98)
  6 Deloof, Gabriel  19 Michigan-MI       1:46.42    1:46.42 B       24  
    r:+0.74  25.07        51.54 (26.47)
        1:18.80 (27.26)     1:46.42 (27.62)
  7 Votava, Lauren   22 Minnesota-MN      1:45.93    1:47.43 B       23  
    r:+0.72  25.02        52.16 (27.14)
        1:19.71 (27.55)     1:47.43 (27.72)
  8 Ryan, Gillian R  20 Michigan-MI       1:46.30    1:48.10         22  
    r:+0.73  25.68        53.24 (27.56)
        1:20.83 (27.59)     1:48.10 (27.27)

100 breast

Indiana’s Lilly King blasted her way to the fourth-fastest 100-yard breaststroke of all time here in Michigan.

King clocked a time of 57.35, crushing the Big Ten record of 58.08 set by Jillian Tyler of Minnesota back in 2011.  That swim also moved King to third all time in the event’s history with the fourth-best swim ever.  Only Breeja Larson (57.23, 57.28) and Alia Atkinson (57.29) have been faster.  In fact, only five swimmers have cleared 58 seconds in the event’s history.  Emily McClellan (57.76), Tara Kirk (57.77) and Emma Reaney (57.79).

IU’s Miranda Tucker picked up big points for the Hoosiers with a second-place 58.58 to also clear the NCAA A cut, while Purdue’s Emily Fogle finished third in 59.07.

Indiana remained in the lead, 767.5-707.5, against Michigan after the event.  Ohio State (512), Minnesota (502.5) and Purdue (465.5) made up the rest of the top five.

                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 King, Lillia C   19 Indiana-IN          58.38      57.35!A       32  
    r:+0.64  12.34        26.59 (14.25)
          42.22 (15.63)       57.35 (15.13)
  2 Tucker, Miranda  18 Indiana-IN          59.37      58.58 A       28  
    r:+0.75  12.83        27.83 (15.00)
          43.04 (15.21)       58.58 (15.54)
  3 Fogle, Emily E   24 Purdue-IN           59.61      59.07 B       27  
    r:+0.69  12.69        27.60 (14.91)
          43.07 (15.47)       59.07 (16.00)
  4 Sougstad, Emma   21 IOWA-IA             59.50      59.22 B       26  
    r:+0.73  12.67        27.57 (14.90)
          43.35 (15.78)       59.22 (15.87)
  5 Vargo, Taylor K  21 Ohio State-OH     1:00.46    1:00.13 B       25  
    r:+0.71  13.16        28.47 (15.31)
          44.15 (15.68)     1:00.13 (15.98)
  6 Kopas, Emily M   19 Michigan-MI       1:00.65    1:00.56 B       24  
    r:+0.76  13.27        28.69 (15.42)
          44.47 (15.78)     1:00.56 (16.09)
  7 Rodriguez, Byan  21 Penn State-MA     1:01.36    1:00.76 B       23  
    r:+0.73  13.08        28.74 (15.66)
          44.52 (15.78)     1:00.76 (16.24)
  8 Munson, Rachel   18 Minnesota-MN      1:00.40    1:00.84 B       22  
    r:+0.69  13.25        28.73 (15.48)
          44.66 (15.93)     1:00.84 (16.18)

100 back

As expected, Michigan erased the team points deficit with a monster backstroke that included a 1-2-4-6 finish.  Clara Smiddy led the way with a winning 51.80, while Ali DeLoof placed second in 52.14.  Zoe Mattingly (53.52) and Gabrielle DeLoof (53.62) took fourth and sixth.  Indiana’s lone response was a third-place 52.73 from Marie Chamberlain.

Michigan went from trailing by 60 points to leading by more than 20 with 832 points.  Indiana fell back to second with 809.5 points.  Ohio State (549), Minnesota (518.5) and Purdue (478.5) stood third through fifth after the event.

                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Smiddy, Clara M  20 Michigan-MI         52.24      51.80 B       32  
    r:+0.65  12.52        25.42 (12.90)
          38.76 (13.34)       51.80 (13.04)
  2 Deloof, Alexand  21 Michigan-MI         51.56      52.14 B       28  
    r:+0.58  12.44        25.55 (13.11)
          39.07 (13.52)       52.14 (13.07)
  3 Chamberlain, Ma  19 Indiana-IN          52.54      52.73 B       27  
    r:+0.55  12.51        25.53 (13.02)
          39.31 (13.78)       52.73 (13.42)
  4 Mattingly, Zoe   22 Michigan-MI         53.76      53.52 B       25.5
    r:+0.63  12.37        25.53 (13.16)
          39.37 (13.84)       53.52 (14.15)
  4 Unicomb, Jessic  18 Wisconsin-WI        53.48      53.52 B       25.5
    r:+0.54  12.50        25.86 (13.36)
          39.74 (13.88)       53.52 (13.78)
  6 Deloof, Gabriel  19 Michigan-MI         53.66      53.62 B       24  
    r:+0.60  12.90        26.27 (13.37)
          40.00 (13.73)       53.62 (13.62)
  7 Zeren, Halime Z  20 Ohio State-OH       53.45      54.28 B       23  
    r:+0.63  12.96        26.43 (13.47)
          40.42 (13.99)       54.28 (13.86)
  8 Wu, Joanna W     21 Rutgers-NJ          53.87      54.31 B       22  
    r:+0.51  12.53        25.83 (13.30)
          39.91 (14.08)       54.31 (14.40)

 

Three-Meter Diving

Minnesota vaulted into third as Zhou Yu won the three-meter event with 407.05 points.  Ohio State’s Hanna Thele placed second with 366.00 points, while Minnesota’s Lexi Tenenbaum picked up third with 354.80 points.

2 Comments

2 comments

  1. avatar
    Bill Bel

    17-18 NAG record for King, breaking her own 57.7 from earlier in season. I guess a 56 is too much to expect @ NCAAs but Breeja Karson’s American/ NCAA record of 57 lie would seem well within her grasp.

    Ohio State’s Li was slower tonight in 100 fly than she swam in the mirning hee is repeating her perfirmance from the 50 free the night before. Maybe that’s the norm back home in China but here in Yankeeland to win the gold you usually have to go faster in the finals.

    From high above the Horseshoe and The Big House one wonders what Woody and Bo must think about having swimmers from “Red” China enrolled at their favorite institutions of higher learning?

    Who’s next, Olympic gold medalists Ye Shiwen/Sun Yang @ Arizona St.? Love to see the GOAT coaching them!

  2. Michael Kotmel

    Sharon Rose Dissinger please share this with Opie John. Lily King is from Evansville swam for Newburgh Sea Creatures

Author: Jason Marsteller

avatar
Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

Current Swimming World Issue


Trouble Viewing on Smart Phones, Tablets or iPads? Click Here