2019 Big Ten Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships: Lilly King Swims Fastest 50 Breast Split Ever, Michigan Breaks Meet Record

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The first session of the 2019 Big Ten Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships featured the 200 medley and 800 free relays. Indiana won the first relay while Michigan won the second with the latter taking the meet record in the process.

Indiana senior Lilly King split the fastest ever 50 breaststroke in the medley relay with a 25.36 as the Hoosiers won the medley relay with a 1:34.71.

Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey had a stellar 1:40.75 split in the 800 free relay as the Wolverines won with a 6:54.58.

Michigan is looking for its fourth straight team title while Indiana is looking to spoil the party. Michigan is on top of the team standings ahead of the Hoosiers. There is a three-way tie for third between Ohio State, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Team Standings:

Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 2                      
 
  1. Michigan, University of           120   
  2. Indiana University                114
  3. Ohio State University             106   
  3. Wisconsin, University of, Madi    106
  3. University of Minnesota           106   
  6. Purdue University                  94
  7. Northwestern University            82   
  8. Pennsylvania State University      76
  8. Iowa, University of                76  
 10. University of Nebraska-Lincoln     74
 11. University of Illinois             70  
 12. Michigan State University          60
 13. Rutgers University                 44

200 Medley Relay

Indiana got its home Big Tens started with a 1:34.71 in the 200 medley relay on Wednesday night in Bloomington, Indiana. Morgan Scott (24.21), Lilly King (25.36), Christie Jensen (23.02) and Shelby Koontz (22.12) won for the Hoosiers ahead of Michigan (1:34.98) and Ohio State (1:35.85).

King’s breaststroke split is possibly the fastest split of all-time as she was a 25.38 at NCAAs a year ago. Indiana just missed the meet record they set a year ago at 1:34.16.

The fastest splits outside of Indiana came from Northwestern’s Calypso Sheridan (24.05), Michigan’s Miranda Tucker (26.31), Michigan’s Maggie MacNeil (22.39) and Ohio State’s Freya Rayner (21.34).

Wisconsin (1:35.87), Minnesota (1:36.22), Northwestern (1:36.93), Purdue (1:37.17) and Penn State (1:39.20) finished in the top eight.

 Event 1  Women 200 Yard Medley Relay
==================================================================================
     B1G Meet: @ 1:34.16  2/14/2018 Indiana University, Indiana
                          A Rockett, L King, C Jensen, G Haskett
         Pool: # 1:35.60  2018      NC State
    School                                 Seed     Finals Points 
==================================================================================
  1 Indiana                             1:35.86    1:34.71#  64  
     1) Scott, Morgan FR              2) r:+0.18 King, Lillia SR      
     3) r:+0.20 Jensen, Christine SR  4) r:+0.18 Koontz, Shelby JR    
             12.04        24.21 (24.21)
          35.66 (11.45)       49.57 (25.36)
          59.88 (10.31)     1:12.59 (23.02)
        1:23.20 (10.61)     1:34.71 (22.12)
  2 Michigan                            1:36.06    1:34.98#  56  
     1) Garcia, Taylor SR             2) r:+0.27 Tucker, Miranda JR   
     3) r:+0.29 MacNeil, Margaret FR  4) r:+0.23 Pyshnenko, Daria SO  
             12.24        24.52 (24.52)
          36.32 (11.80)       50.83 (26.31)
        1:01.19 (10.36)     1:13.22 (22.39)
        1:23.77 (10.55)     1:34.98 (21.76)
  3 Ohio St                             1:38.47    1:35.85   54  
     1) Bradley, Rebekah JR           2) r:+0.21 Gresser, Hanna SO    
     3) r:+0.23 Trace, Katherine SO   4) r:+0.19 Rayner, Freya SO     
             12.12        24.45 (24.45)
          36.72 (12.27)       51.53 (27.08)
        1:01.86 (10.33)     1:14.51 (22.98)
        1:24.65 (10.14)     1:35.85 (21.34)
  4 Wisconsin                           1:36.17    1:35.87   52  
     1) Coughlin, Kathleen SR         2) r:+0.22 Artim, Kelsi SO      
     3) r:+0.17 Nelson, Elizabeth JR  4) r:+0.05 Sehmann, Emmy SR     
             12.26        24.55 (24.55)
          36.77 (12.22)       51.78 (27.23)
         1:01.66 (9.88)     1:14.18 (22.40)
        1:24.40 (10.22)     1:35.87 (21.69)
  5 Minnesota                           1:37.82    1:36.22   50  
     1) Cook, Emily SO                2) r:+0.22 Kozelsky, Lindsey JR 
     3) r:+0.14 Waddell, Tevyn JR     4) r:+0.29 Avestruz, Zoe SR     
             12.36        24.73 (24.73)
          36.53 (11.80)       51.20 (26.47)
        1:01.46 (10.26)     1:14.27 (23.07)
        1:24.53 (10.26)     1:36.22 (21.95)
  6 Northwestern                        1:37.69    1:36.93   48  
     1) Sheridan, Calypso SO          2) r:+0.14 Angus, Sophie SO     
     3) r:+0.16 Guevara, Miriam FR    4) r:+0.23 Han, Malorie JR      
             11.93        24.05 (24.05)
          36.36 (12.31)       51.31 (27.26)
        1:01.99 (10.68)     1:15.01 (23.70)
        1:25.37 (10.36)     1:36.93 (21.92)
  7 Purdue                              1:38.75    1:37.17   46  
     1) Smailis, Jacklyn SR           2) r:+0.36 Phee, Jinq En JR     
     3) r:+0.11 Kitchel, Taite SR     4) r:+0.25 Auckley, Danielle SR 
             12.25        24.89 (24.89)
          37.10 (12.21)       52.07 (27.18)
        1:02.35 (10.28)     1:15.14 (23.07)
        1:25.42 (10.28)     1:37.17 (22.03)
  8 Penn St                             1:41.39    1:39.20   44  
     1) Schobel, Marie FR             2) r:+0.26 Hart, Carly SO       
     3) r:+0.32 Hart, Madison JR      4) r:+0.11 Jack, Olivia FR      
             12.67        25.51 (25.51)
          38.21 (12.70)       53.29 (27.78)
        1:04.09 (10.80)     1:16.89 (23.60)
        1:27.44 (10.55)     1:39.20 (22.31)

800 Free Relay

Michigan got off to a slow start in the 800 free relay but ended up breaking the meet record with a 6:54.58 on Wednesday night in Bloomington, Indiana. The quartet of Rose Bi (1:45.28), Rebecca Postoll (1:46.16), Siobhan Haughey (1:40.75) and Catie DeLoof (1:42.39) broke the meet record that stood at 6:55.34 from 2017.

Michigan was trailing Minnesota through 2 legs but the Golden Gophers ended up in second at 7:00.10 as they just held off Wisconsin (7:00.39) for the runner-up.

The quickest splits outside of Michigan came from Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson (1:42.03), Minnesota’s Chantal Nack (1:43.16), Minnesota’s Mackenzie Padington (1:44.25) and Wisconsin’s Lillie Hosack (1:44.29).

Ohio State (7:02.93), Indiana (7:07.41), Purdue (7:08.47), Iowa (7:10.10) and Rutgers (7:14.87) also placed in the top eight.

 Event 2  Women 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
==================================================================================
     B1G Meet: @ 6:55.34  2/15/2017 Michigan, University of, Michi
                          Y Bi, S Haughey, G Deloof, G Ryan
         Pool: # 6:59.10  2015      Indiana
    School                                 Seed     Finals Points 
==================================================================================
  1 Michigan                            6:56.78    6:54.58@  64  
     1) Bi, Yirong SR                 2) r:+0.25 Postoll, Rebecca SR  
     3) r:+0.34 Haughey, Siobhan SR   4) r:+0.22 DeLoof, Catherine SR 
    r:+0.65  24.64        51.17 (51.17)
      1:18.07 (1:18.07)   1:45.28 (1:45.28)
        2:10.10 (24.82)     2:36.96 (51.68)
      3:03.93 (1:18.65)   3:31.44 (1:46.16)
        3:54.49 (23.05)     4:20.04 (48.60)
      4:46.21 (1:14.77)   5:12.19 (1:40.75)
        5:36.24 (24.05)     6:02.31 (50.12)
      6:28.12 (1:15.93)   6:54.58 (1:42.39)
  2 Minnesota                           7:04.81    7:00.10   56  
     1) Nack, Chantal SR              2) r:+0.18 Waddell, Tevyn JR    
     3) r:+0.03 Padington, Mackenzie  4) r:+0.27 Avestruz, Zoe SR     
    r:+0.67  24.20        50.54 (50.54)
      1:16.95 (1:16.95)   1:43.16 (1:43.16)
        2:06.85 (23.69)     2:33.52 (50.36)
      3:00.94 (1:17.78)   3:28.73 (1:45.57)
        3:52.07 (23.34)     4:18.63 (49.90)
      4:45.95 (1:17.22)   5:12.98 (1:44.25)
        5:36.90 (23.92)     6:03.80 (50.82)
      6:31.77 (1:18.79)   7:00.10 (1:47.12)
  3 Wisconsin                           7:03.25    7:00.39   54  
     1) Hosack, Lillie FR             2) r:+0.26 Unicomb, Jessica SR  
     3) r:+0.22 Doty, Megan JR        4) r:+0.14 Nelson, Elizabeth JR 
    r:+0.75  24.50        51.06 (51.06)
      1:17.46 (1:17.46)   1:44.29 (1:44.29)
        2:08.19 (23.90)     2:35.10 (50.81)
      3:02.76 (1:18.47)   3:31.50 (1:47.21)
        3:55.64 (24.14)     4:22.58 (51.08)
      4:50.40 (1:18.90)   5:18.36 (1:46.86)
        5:40.86 (22.50)     6:06.30 (47.94)
      6:33.15 (1:14.79)   7:00.39 (1:42.03)
  4 Ohio St                             7:12.23    7:02.93   52  
     1) Romano, Kristen SO            2) r:+0.34 White, Georgia FR    
     3) r:+0.25 Demler, Kathrin JR    4) r:+0.24 Trace, Katherine SO  
    r:+0.74  24.22        50.76 (50.76)
      1:17.70 (1:17.70)   1:44.90 (1:44.90)
        2:08.68 (23.78)     2:35.12 (50.22)
      3:02.83 (1:17.93)   3:31.95 (1:47.05)
        3:55.88 (23.93)     4:22.43 (50.48)
      4:49.50 (1:17.55)   5:16.65 (1:44.70)
        5:40.71 (24.06)     6:07.33 (50.68)
      6:34.98 (1:18.33)   7:02.93 (1:46.28)
  5 Indiana                             7:10.16    7:07.41   50  
     1) Heitmann, Maria Paula JR      2) r:+0.37 Peplowski, Noelle FR 
     3) r:+0.14 Andison, Bailey SR    4) r:+0.29 Scott, Morgan FR     
    r:+0.65  25.05        51.62 (51.62)
      1:18.77 (1:18.77)   1:47.20 (1:47.20)
        2:12.00 (24.80)     2:38.81 (51.61)
      3:06.41 (1:19.21)   3:34.80 (1:47.60)
        3:59.38 (24.58)     4:26.64 (51.84)
      4:54.05 (1:19.25)   5:21.13 (1:46.33)
        5:45.22 (24.09)     6:12.41 (51.28)
      6:39.92 (1:18.79)   7:07.41 (1:46.28)
  6 Purdue                              7:15.54    7:08.47   48  
     1) Seidl, Maizie SO              2) r:+0.42 Johnson, Megan SO    
     3) r:+0.16 Decoursey, Gretta SO  4) r:+0.36 Myers, Natalie SO    
    r:+0.74  24.94        51.80 (51.80)
      1:19.28 (1:19.28)   1:46.85 (1:46.85)
        2:11.98 (25.13)     2:39.15 (52.30)
      3:07.19 (1:20.34)   3:35.41 (1:48.56)
        3:59.88 (24.47)     4:26.39 (50.98)
      4:53.61 (1:18.20)   5:21.22 (1:45.81)
        5:45.04 (23.82)     6:11.95 (50.73)
      6:39.50 (1:18.28)   7:08.47 (1:47.25)
  7 Iowa                                7:18.87    7:10.10   46  
     1) Burvill, Hannah JR            2) r:+0.32 Fluit, Allyssa JR    
     3) r:+0.41 McDougall, Lauren FR  4) r:+0.23 Drake, Kelsey SO     
    r:+0.72  24.58        50.97 (50.97)
      1:18.19 (1:18.19)   1:45.65 (1:45.65)
        2:09.68 (24.03)     2:36.64 (50.99)
      3:04.44 (1:18.79)   3:32.56 (1:46.91)
        3:57.11 (24.55)     4:24.54 (51.98)
      4:52.96 (1:20.40)   5:21.86 (1:49.30)
        5:46.27 (24.41)     6:13.64 (51.78)
      6:41.70 (1:19.84)   7:10.10 (1:48.24)
  8 Rutgers                             7:38.10    7:14.87   44  
     1) Bertotto, Francesca JR        2) r:+0.34 Greco, Federica JR   
     3) r:+0.21 Koprivova, Vera SR    4) r:+0.25 Fabugais-Inabandra JR
    r:+0.72  25.42        52.87 (52.87)
      1:21.02 (1:21.02)   1:49.19 (1:49.19)
        2:14.36 (25.17)     2:41.83 (52.64)
      3:09.90 (1:20.71)   3:37.85 (1:48.66)
        4:02.45 (24.60)     4:29.75 (51.90)
      4:57.59 (1:19.74)   5:25.39 (1:47.54)
        5:50.16 (24.77)     6:17.71 (52.32)
      6:46.22 (1:20.83)   7:14.87 (1:49.48)

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