Siobhan Haughey Leads Michigan To Day 2 Lead at 2016 Big Ten Women’s Championships

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The Michigan Wolverines held onto a day two lead at the 2016 Big Ten Women’s Championships led by a record-setting Siobhan Haughey in front of a hometown crowd in Ann Arbor.

Michigan went into day three with the lead with 423.5 points, while Indiana held second with 406.5 points.  Ohio State (328) sat third with defending champion Minnesota back in fourth with 298.5 points.

Wisconsin rounded out the top five with 272.5 points.

Penn State (271.5), Purdue (246), Nebraska (192), Northwestern (191), Iowa (135.5), Michigan State (129), Illinois (125) and Rutgers (107) made up the rest of the teams in attendance.

200 Medley Relay

Li Zhesi, a former world record holder for China who served a two-year ban for doping back in 2013, led Ohio State to victory in the women’s 200-yard free relay.  Li clocked a time of 21.63 as the relay leadoff, while Annelise Jongekrijg (22.06), Rachael Dzierzak (22.36) and Macie McNichols (22.24) combined to post a time of 1:28.29 for the win. That performance just cleared the pool record of 1:28.74 set by Wisconsin back in 2009.

Wisconsin’s Chase Kinney (22.12), Marissa Berg (22.14), Jessica Unicomb (22.35) and Anne Tamblyn (22.49) finished second in 1:29.10 with Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey (22.41), Ali DeLoof (22.03), Clara Smiddy (22.41) and Madeline Frost (22.27) placing third in 1:29.12.  All three top teams cleared the NCAA A cut.

Penn State (1:29.41) and Minnesota (1:29.72) collected B cuts, while team-title contender Indiana fell back to sixth with a 1:30.20.

 Event 3  Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
==================================================================================
   B1G Record: ! 1:26.86  2015      Wisconsin, Wisconsin
                          C Kinney, I Martin, A Van Hout, A Tamblyn
  Meet Record: @ 1:27.70  2/19/2015 Wisconsin, Wisconsin
                          C Kinney, I Martin, A Van Hout, A Tamblyn
  Pool Record: # 1:28.74  2009      Wisconsin
                 1:29.16  A NCAA A Cut
                 1:29.90  B NCAA B Cut
    School                           Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 Ohio State-OH  'A'            1:30.20    1:28.29#A       64  
     1) Li, Zhesi 20                  2) r:0.49 Jongekrijg, Annlise 21
     3) r:0.36 Dzierzak, Rachael 22   4) r:0.51 McNichols, Macie 19   
    r:+2.30  10.53        21.63 (21.63)
          32.12 (10.49)       43.69 (22.06)
          54.46 (10.77)     1:06.05 (22.36)
        1:16.72 (10.67)     1:28.29 (22.24)
  2 Wisconsin-WI  'A'             1:30.12    1:29.10 A       56  
     1) Kinney, Chase A 20            2) r:0.30 Berg, Marissa 19      
     3) r:0.32 Unicomb, Jessica 18    4) r:0.30 Tamblyn, Anne 21      
    r:+0.75  10.78        22.12 (22.12)
          32.65 (10.53)       44.26 (22.14)
          54.85 (10.59)     1:06.61 (22.35)
        1:17.15 (10.54)     1:29.10 (22.49)
  3 Michigan-MI  'A'              1:31.68    1:29.12 A       54  
     1) Haughey, Siobhan B 18         2) r:0.25 Deloof, Alexandra 21  
     3) r:0.15 Smiddy, Clara 20       4) r:0.15 Frost, Madeline 21    
    r:+3.58  10.99        22.41 (22.41)
          32.89 (10.48)       44.44 (22.03)
          55.10 (10.66)     1:06.85 (22.41)
        1:17.38 (10.53)     1:29.12 (22.27)
  4 Penn State-MA  'A'            1:30.17    1:29.41 B       52  
     1) Ackman, Alyson P 23           2) r:0.08 Saloky, Kaitlin 20    
     3) r:0.08 Sinatro, Haley 22      4) r:0.22 Jones, Kaitlin 22     
    r:+3.21  11.03        22.54 (22.54)
          32.90 (10.36)       44.75 (22.21)
          55.20 (10.45)     1:07.17 (22.42)
        1:17.69 (10.52)     1:29.41 (22.24)
  5 Minnesota-MN  'A'             1:32.10    1:29.72 B       50  
     1) Avestruz, Zoe A 18            2) r:0.47 Nack, Danielle 19     
     3) r:0.21 Raatz, Abigail 20      4) r:0.43 Votava, Lauren 22     
    r:+0.69  10.93        22.66 (22.66)
          33.40 (10.74)       44.93 (22.27)
          55.56 (10.63)     1:07.20 (22.27)
        1:18.08 (10.88)     1:29.72 (22.52)
  6 Indiana-IN  'A'               1:30.84    1:30.20         48  
     1) Vertigans, Grace A 19         2) r:0.17 Rockett, Alexandra 20 
     3) r:0.26 Spears, Holly 19       4) r:0.22 King, Lillia 19       
    r:+5.29  10.92        22.82 (22.82)
          33.47 (10.65)       45.37 (22.55)
          55.96 (10.59)     1:07.86 (22.49)
        1:18.47 (10.61)     1:30.20 (22.34)
  7 Nebraska-MW  'A'              1:30.92    1:31.41         46  
     1) Collura, Taryn J 22           2) r:0.28 Bilunas, Alexandra 22 
     3) r:0.34 Deveaux, Bria 21       4) r:0.36 Oeltjen, Erin 20      
    r:+3.68  10.84        22.57 (22.57)
          33.56 (10.99)       45.55 (22.98)
          56.64 (11.09)     1:08.61 (23.06)
        1:19.52 (10.91)     1:31.41 (22.80)
  8 Northwestern-IL  'A'          1:33.26    1:31.44         44  
     1) Warren, Mary C 20             2) r:0.35 Pratt, Julia 22       
     3) r:0.33 Senseman, Katherine 20 4) r:0.33 Winsnes, Annika 20    
    r:+3.05  10.99        22.58 (22.58)
          33.57 (10.99)       45.55 (22.97)
          56.52 (10.97)     1:09.02 (23.47)
        1:19.79 (10.77)     1:31.44 (22.42)

500 free

Indiana’s Haley Lips touched out Michigan’s Bi Yirong in a huge battle in the women’s 500-yard free.  Lips hit the wall in a time of 4:35.19, breaking former Hoosier Lindsay Vrooman’s Big Ten record of 4:35.41 set back in 2013 at the championship meet.  Bi, meanwhile, hit the wall second in 4:35.69. Both swims cleared the NCAA A cut.

The entire rest of the A final cleared the NCAA B final with Ohio State’s Lindsay Clary finishing third in 4:39.09.

In the team battle, Indiana held onto a slim 240-238.5 lead against Michigan.

                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Lips, Haley C    22 Indiana-IN        4:37.44    4:35.19!A       32  
    r:+0.67  26.08        53.79 (27.71)
        1:21.67 (27.88)     1:49.92 (28.25)
        2:18.08 (28.16)     2:46.06 (27.98)
        3:13.62 (27.56)     3:41.32 (27.70)
        4:08.90 (27.58)     4:35.19 (26.29)
  2 Bi, Yirong       19 Michigan-MI       4:39.40    4:35.69#A       28  
    r:+0.69  25.95        54.05 (28.10)
        1:22.07 (28.02)     1:50.20 (28.13)
        2:18.33 (28.13)     2:46.41 (28.08)
        3:14.13 (27.72)     3:42.02 (27.89)
        4:09.47 (27.45)     4:35.69 (26.22)
  3 Clary, Lindsey   20 Ohio State-OH     4:39.46    4:39.09 B       27  
    r:+0.69  26.36        54.32 (27.96)
        1:22.50 (28.18)     1:50.68 (28.18)
        2:18.88 (28.20)     2:47.23 (28.35)
        3:15.61 (28.38)     3:43.79 (28.18)
        4:11.52 (27.73)     4:39.09 (27.57)
  4 Meitz, Kaersten  20 Purdue-IN         4:39.92    4:39.75 B       26  
    r:+0.78  26.22        54.44 (28.22)
        1:22.75 (28.31)     1:51.18 (28.43)
        2:19.66 (28.48)     2:48.07 (28.41)
        3:16.36 (28.29)     3:44.73 (28.37)
        4:12.79 (28.06)     4:39.75 (26.96)
  5 Valley, Daniell  20 Wisconsin-WI      4:40.94    4:40.10 B       25  
    r:+0.76  26.19        54.08 (27.89)
        1:22.27 (28.19)     1:50.54 (28.27)
        2:18.92 (28.38)     2:47.28 (28.36)
        3:15.68 (28.40)     3:44.24 (28.56)
        4:12.76 (28.52)     4:40.10 (27.34)
  6 Zeiger, Brooke   20 Minnesota-MN      4:39.77    4:40.38 B       23.5
    r:+0.80  26.93        55.33 (28.40)
        1:23.78 (28.45)     1:52.31 (28.53)
        2:20.72 (28.41)     2:48.97 (28.25)
        3:16.93 (27.96)     3:44.62 (27.69)
        4:12.73 (28.11)     4:40.38 (27.65)
  6 Ryan, Gillian R  20 Michigan-MI       4:39.17    4:40.38 B       23.5
    r:+0.74  26.61        54.83 (28.22)
        1:23.55 (28.72)     1:52.60 (29.05)
        2:21.48 (28.88)     2:49.95 (28.47)
        3:18.43 (28.48)     3:46.73 (28.30)
        4:14.18 (27.45)     4:40.38 (26.20)
  8 Davis, Alexa C   21 Purdue-IN         4:40.85    4:41.80 B       22  
    r:+0.68  26.12        54.21 (28.09)
        1:22.38 (28.17)     1:50.79 (28.41)
        2:19.17 (28.38)     2:47.78 (28.61)
        3:16.34 (28.56)     3:45.11 (28.77)
        4:14.03 (28.92)     4:41.80 (27.77)

200 IM

Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey turned up the heat in the women’s 200-yard IM with a Big Ten record time of 1:54.97.  That performance cleared a trio of records.  It downed the conference record of 1:55.41 set by Michigan’s Margaret Kelly back in 2009, the meet record of 1:55.44 set by Indiana’s Allysa Vavra back in 2012 and the pool record of 1:55.90 set by Kelly back in 2009. The time also cleared the NCAA A cut.

Indiana’s Miranda Tucker (1:55.94), Lilly King (1:57.21) and Gia Dalesandro (1:57.92) finished 2-3-5 for some huge team points, while Michigan’s Clara Smiddy (1:57.26) and Marni Oldershaw (1:58.56) picked up fourth and eighth.

The Hoosiers remained in the lead, 341-336.5, against Michigan after the event as the two teams began to pull away from the rest of the pack.  Penn State (230.5), Ohio State (224) and Wisconsin (195) rounded out the top five after the event.

                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Haughey, Siobha  18 Michigan-MI       1:57.94    1:54.97!A       32  
    r:+0.73  25.25        54.15 (28.90)
        1:27.89 (33.74)     1:54.97 (27.08)
  2 Tucker, Miranda  18 Indiana-IN        1:56.91    1:55.94 B       28  
    r:+0.72  25.15        55.34 (30.19)
        1:27.78 (32.44)     1:55.94 (28.16)
  3 King, Lillia C   19 Indiana-IN        1:58.47    1:57.21 B       27  
    r:+0.70  25.92        56.21 (30.29)
        1:28.99 (32.78)     1:57.21 (28.22)
  4 Smiddy, Clara M  20 Michigan-MI       1:57.14    1:57.26 B       26  
    r:+0.72  25.67        53.36 (27.69)
        1:28.60 (35.24)     1:57.26 (28.66)
  5 Dalesandro, Gia  20 Indiana-IN        1:58.30    1:57.92 B       25  
    r:+0.60  25.36        55.08 (29.72)
        1:30.26 (35.18)     1:57.92 (27.66)
  6 Sougstad, Emma   21 IOWA-IA           1:57.62    1:58.06 B       23.5
    r:+0.76  25.94        56.08 (30.14)
        1:29.70 (33.62)     1:58.06 (28.36)
  6 Rowe, Kathryn A  22 Penn State-MA     1:58.72    1:58.06 B       23.5
    r:+0.92  25.92        55.25 (29.33)
        1:29.99 (34.74)     1:58.06 (28.07)
  8 Oldershaw, Marn  21 Michigan-MI       1:58.85    1:58.56 B       22  
    r:+0.72  25.51        54.99 (29.48)
        1:29.68 (34.69)     1:58.56 (28.88)

50 free

Ohio State’s Li Zhesi followed up her strong relay leadoff with an individual triumph in the women’s 50-yard free.  She clocked a time of 21.80 for the win after a 21.73 in prelims and a 21.63 relay leadoff earlier in the evening.

Wisconsin’s Chase Kinney claimed second overall in 22.19 with Michigan’s Ali DeLoof taking third in 22.37.

Michigan made a huge move after the 50 free with a 374.5-359.5 lead against Indiana after the sprint event.  Ohio State (321), Penn State (271.5) and Wisconsin (256.5) held third through fifth following the event.

                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Li, Zhesi        20 Ohio State-OH       21.73      21.80#A       32  
    r:+0.73  10.62        21.80 (11.18)
  2 Kinney, Chase A  20 Wisconsin-WI        22.38      22.19 B       28  
    r:+0.73  10.75        22.19 (11.44)
  3 Deloof, Alexand  21 Michigan-MI         22.48      22.37 B       27  
    r:+0.70  10.93        22.37 (11.44)
  4 McNichols, Maci  19 Ohio State-OH       22.48      22.51 B       26  
    r:+0.67  10.87        22.51 (11.64)
  5 Ackman, Alyson   23 Penn State-MA       22.53      22.59 B       25  
    r:+0.65  10.93        22.59 (11.66)
  6 Jongekrijg, Ann  21 Ohio State-OH       22.64      22.60 B       24  
    r:+0.72  10.84        22.60 (11.76)
  7 Collura, Taryn   22 Nebraska-MW         22.51      22.74 B       23  
    r:+0.69  10.99        22.74 (11.75)
  8 Berg, Marissa K  19 Wisconsin-WI        22.55      22.89 B       22  
    r:+0.70  11.14        22.89 (11.75)

One-Meter Diving

Minnesota’s Zhou Yu defended her title in the one-meter diving event with 352.45 points as the defending champion Golden Gophers crawled back into fourth place in the team race.  Nebraska’s Anna Filipcic (338.25) and Indiana’s Lacey Houser (328.80) finished second and third.

Minnesota wound up with four total point scorers on the springboard, while Michigan claimed five scorers of its own to extend its lead.

 

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