2019 Big Ten Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships: Five Meet Records Fall on Night Three

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Indiana’s Lilly King stole the show on her home turf on the third night of competition at the 2019 Big Ten Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. The senior blasted a 55.88 100 Breaststroke – New American, U.S. Open, NCAA, Big Ten Championship and Indiana facility Records. Teammate Bailey Andison got the session started on the right foot for the Hoosiers after her come-from-behind win in the 400 IM. They remain in first place as a team by over 100 points.

Michigan also doubled up on wins with efforts from Maggie MacNeil in the 100 Butterfly and Siobhan Haughey in the 200 Freestyle. Both swims were meet records. Other new Big Ten marks came from the Wolverine 200 Freestyle Relay, as well as Minnesota’s Sarah Bacon in Three-Meter Diving.

                     Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 14                     
 
  1. Indiana University              938.5   2. Michigan, University of         827.5
  3. Ohio State University             779   4. University of Minnesota           657
  5. Wisconsin, University of, Madi    478   6. Purdue University                 399
  7. Northwestern University           392   8. Iowa, University of             315.5
  9. Pennsylvania State University   277.5  10. University of Nebraska-Lincoln    260
 11. Rutgers University                259  12. Michigan State University         157
 13. University of Illinois            142

100 Butterfly

MacNeil lowered her Meet and Pool records once again, this time with a 49.59 for the dominant victory in the 100 Butterfly. The time is now just .16 off Kelsi Dahlia‘s NCAA record. Her Wolverine teammates Alexis Margett and Vanessa Krause earned valuable team points with their ten-eleven finish in the B final.

Indiana duo Christine Jensen (51.44) and Shelby Koontz (52.08) earned second and fourth, respectively. Minnesota’s Tevyn Waddell maintained the third position throughout the race.

The top four were followed by Madison Hart (Penn State – 52.46), Francesca Stoppa (Rutgers – 52.64), Federica Greco (Rutgers – 52.67) and Taite Kitchel (Purdue – 53.50).

 Event 8  Women 100 Yard Butterfly
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     B1G Meet: @ 49.59  2/22/2019 Margaret MacNeil, MICHIGAN-MI
         Pool: # 49.59  2/22/2019 Margaret MacNeil, MICHIGAN-MI
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 MacNeil, Margaret      FR Michigan            49.94      49.59@  32  
    r:+0.68  11.01        23.56 (12.55)
          36.66 (13.10)       49.59 (12.93)
  2 Jensen, Christine      SR Indiana             51.82      51.44   28  
    r:+0.67  11.10        23.81 (12.71)
          37.56 (13.75)       51.44 (13.88)
  3 Waddell, Tevyn         JR Minnesota           52.28      52.00   27  
    r:+0.80  11.02        24.31 (13.29)
          38.10 (13.79)       52.00 (13.90)
  4 Koontz, Shelby         JR Indiana             52.69      52.08   26  
    r:+0.71  11.50        24.65 (13.15)
          38.39 (13.74)       52.08 (13.69)
  5 Hart, Madison          JR Penn State          52.09      52.46   25  
    r:+0.70  11.47        24.93 (13.46)
          38.69 (13.76)       52.46 (13.77)
  6 Stoppa, Francesca      SR Rutgers             52.34      52.64   24  
    r:+0.58  11.00        24.57 (13.57)
          38.34 (13.77)       52.64 (14.30)
  7 Greco, Federica        JR Rutgers             52.37      52.67   23  
    r:+0.67  11.34        24.55 (13.21)
          38.36 (13.81)       52.67 (14.31)
  8 Kitchel, Taite         SR Purdue              52.66      53.50   22  
    r:+0.78  11.31        24.68 (13.37)
          38.60 (13.92)       53.50 (14.90)

400 IM

Indiana’s Bailey Andison dropped a pool record and a come-from-behind victory to excite the home crowd in the 400 IM. Her 4:02.37 is an NCAA ‘A’ cut and ranks third in the NCAA this year only behind Ella Eastin and Sydney Pickrem.

Northwestern’s Sheridan led the race through the first 400 yards, but settled for second with a personal best time of 4:05.93.

Ohio State represented half of the championship final with efforts from Kristen Romano (third – 4:07.01), Molly Kowal (fifth – 4:09.00), Kathrin Demler (seventh – 4:10.38) and Katherine Trace (eighth – 4:12.27).

Hoosier pair Mackenzie Looze (4:07.07) and Josephine Grote (4:10.00) took fourth and sixth. Teammate Christin Rockway stole the B final in a strong 4:08.50.

 Event 9  Women 400 Yard IM
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     B1G Meet: @ 4:01.41  2012      Allysa Vavra, Indiana
         Pool: # 4:04.59  2011      Allysa Vavra, Indiana
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Andison, Bailey        SR Indiana           4:07.90    4:02.37#  32  
    r:+0.63  26.02        55.83 (29.81)
        1:27.32 (31.49)     1:57.69 (30.37)
        2:31.51 (33.82)     3:05.70 (34.19)
        3:34.32 (28.62)     4:02.37 (28.05)
  2 Sheridan, Calypso      SO Northwestern      4:06.76    4:05.93   28  
    r:+0.70  25.01        54.50 (29.49)
        1:25.45 (30.95)     1:55.55 (30.10)
        2:30.31 (34.76)     3:05.07 (34.76)
        3:36.00 (30.93)     4:05.93 (29.93)
  3 Romano, Kristen        SO Ohio State        4:08.96    4:07.01   27  
    r:+0.77  26.40        56.41 (30.01)
        1:27.91 (31.50)     1:58.18 (30.27)
        2:33.55 (35.37)     3:09.47 (35.92)
        3:38.72 (29.25)     4:07.01 (28.29)
  4 Looze, Mackenzie       FR Indiana           4:09.11    4:07.07   26  
    r:+0.78  26.98        57.17 (30.19)
        1:28.75 (31.58)     1:59.96 (31.21)
        2:34.87 (34.91)     3:10.24 (35.37)
        3:38.92 (28.68)     4:07.07 (28.15)
  5 Kowal, Molly           JR Ohio State        4:11.25    4:09.00   25  
    r:+0.88  27.74        58.46 (30.72)
        1:31.22 (32.76)     2:02.77 (31.55)
        2:37.28 (34.51)     3:11.95 (34.67)
        3:41.31 (29.36)     4:09.00 (27.69)
  6 Grote, Josephine       SO Indiana           4:11.47    4:10.00   24  
    r:+0.72  27.45        57.70 (30.25)
        1:29.10 (31.40)     1:59.73 (30.63)
        2:35.78 (36.05)     3:12.70 (36.92)
        3:42.03 (29.33)     4:10.00 (27.97)
  7 Demler, Kathrin        JR Ohio State        4:08.95    4:10.38   23  
    r:+0.79  26.23        55.95 (29.72)
        1:27.90 (31.95)     1:59.41 (31.51)
        2:34.64 (35.23)     3:11.30 (36.66)
        3:41.43 (30.13)     4:10.38 (28.95)
  8 Trace, Katherine       SO Ohio State        4:08.16    4:12.27   22  
    r:+0.73  25.88        56.20 (30.32)
        1:28.80 (32.60)     2:00.05 (31.25)
        2:36.59 (36.54)     3:13.59 (37.00)
        3:43.24 (29.65)     4:12.27 (29.03)

200 Freestyle

Michigan pair Siobhan Haughey (1:41.57) and Catie DeLoof (1:42.55) came in under the NCAA ‘A’ Cut in the 200 Freestyle. Haughey’s time was enough for a Big Ten Championship and Indiana pool record. Both swims were season-best times and Haughey maintained her spot at the top of the NCAA standings so far this season. Fellow Wolverine Rose Bi earned sixth in 1:45.17.

Minnesota’s Chantal Nack (1:43.70), Wisconsin’s Lillie Hosack (1:45.00), Iowa’s Hannah Burvill (1:45.04), Indiana’s Morgan Scott (1:45.84) and Ohio State’s Lucija Jurkovic-Perisa (1:46.33) rounded out the top heat.

 Event 10  Women 200 Yard Freestyle
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     B1G Meet: @ 1:41.57  2/22/2019 Siobhan Haughey, MICHIGAN-MI
         Pool: # 1:41.57  2/22/2019 Siobhan Haughey, MICHIGAN-MI
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Haughey, Siobhan       SR Michigan          1:44.97    1:41.57@  32  
    r:+0.72  23.65        49.63 (25.98)
        1:15.86 (26.23)     1:41.57 (25.71)
  2 DeLoof, Catherine      SR Michigan          1:43.74    1:42.55   28  
    r:+0.67  24.54        50.75 (26.21)
        1:16.64 (25.89)     1:42.55 (25.91)
  3 Nack, Chantal          SR Minnesota         1:45.31    1:43.70   27  
    r:+0.73  24.51        50.87 (26.36)
        1:17.35 (26.48)     1:43.70 (26.35)
  4 Hosack, Lillie         FR Wisconsin         1:44.73    1:45.00   26  
    r:+0.79  24.90        51.80 (26.90)
        1:18.35 (26.55)     1:45.00 (26.65)
  5 Burvill, Hannah        JR IOWA              1:45.93    1:45.04   25  
    r:+0.72  24.76        50.97 (26.21)
        1:17.74 (26.77)     1:45.04 (27.30)
  6 Bi, Yirong             SR Michigan          1:45.12    1:45.17   24  
    r:+0.64  24.83        51.39 (26.56)
        1:18.27 (26.88)     1:45.17 (26.90)
  7 Scott, Morgan          FR Indiana           1:45.59    1:45.84   23  
    r:+0.72  24.38        51.39 (27.01)
        1:18.68 (27.29)     1:45.84 (27.16)
  8 Jurkovic-Perisa, Luci  JR Ohio State        1:46.20    1:46.33   22  
    r:+0.68  24.57        51.07 (26.50)
        1:18.54 (27.47)     1:46.33 (27.79)

100 Breaststroke

Indiana’s Lilly King put on a dominating performance in front of her home crowd on the third night of the 2019 Big Ten Swimming & Diving Championships. After getting off to a quick start of 26.11, she also out-split the competition on the second fifty to secure her spot atop the podium and all-time rankings.

King’s final time of 55.88 was her first swim under the 56-second mark and lowered her own American and U.S. Open Records from 2018 (56.25) and NCAA Record from 2017 (56.30). The time also broke her own Big Ten and Indiana Pool Records.

She was joined in the A final by teammates Noelle Peplowski (sixth – 1:00.04) and Laura Morley (eighth – 1:00.66). Michigan and Minnesota also had two swimmers in the heat. The Wolverines were led by Miranda Tucker (second – 58.25) and Jamie Zhen Yeung (fourth – 59.50) while the Gophers were represented by Lindsey Kozelsky (third – 58.96) and Rachel Munson (fifth – 59.71). Ohio State’s Hanna Gresser rounded out the heat in 1:00.09.

 Event 11  Women 100 Yard Breaststroke
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     B1G Meet: @ 55.88  2/22/2019 Lillia King, INDIANA-IN
         Pool: # 55.88  2/22/2019 Lillia King, INDIANA-IN
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 King, Lillia           SR Indiana             57.49      55.88@  32  
    r:+0.66  12.22        26.11 (13.89)
          40.91 (14.80)       55.88 (14.97)
  2 Tucker, Miranda        JR Michigan            59.45      58.25   28  
    r:+0.66  12.36        27.10 (14.74)
          42.61 (15.51)       58.25 (15.64)
  3 Kozelsky, Lindsey      JR Minnesota           59.62      58.96   27  
    r:+0.70  12.59        27.52 (14.93)
          43.11 (15.59)       58.96 (15.85)
  4 Yeung, Jamie Zhen      SR Michigan            59.39      59.50   26  
    r:+0.66  13.03        28.05 (15.02)
          43.69 (15.64)       59.50 (15.81)
  5 Munson, Rachel         SR Minnesota         1:00.14      59.71   25  
    r:+0.68  13.18        28.24 (15.06)
          43.82 (15.58)       59.71 (15.89)
  6 Peplowski, Noelle      FR Indiana             59.90    1:00.04   24  
    r:+0.78  12.90        28.16 (15.26)
          44.02 (15.86)     1:00.04 (16.02)
  7 Gresser, Hanna         SO Ohio State        1:00.25    1:00.09   23  
    r:+0.67  13.09        28.52 (15.43)
          44.13 (15.61)     1:00.09 (15.96)
  8 Morley, Laura          SR Indiana           1:00.22    1:00.66   22  
    r:+0.74  12.93        28.70 (15.77)
          44.50 (15.80)     1:00.66 (16.16)

100 Backstroke

Once again, the top two finishers achieved NCAA ‘A’ standards, this time in the 100 Backstroke. Wisconsin’s Nelson maintained her top seed in a 49.83, a new Indiana Pool Record. The swim was just off her American Record (49.67) set in December of 2018.

MacNeil pulled off an impressive double with her second-place swim of 50.50. Rutgers senior Vera Koprivova took the third position in 51.83. She was followed by Waddell (52.28), Ohio State’s Rebekah Bradley (52.30), Indiana’s Morgan Scott (52.33), Wisconsin’s Jessica Unicomb (52.99) and Purdue’s Jackie Smailis (53.39).

 Event 12  Women 100 Yard Backstroke
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     B1G Meet: @ 49.78  2/15/2018 Elizabeth Nelson, Wisconsin
         Pool: # 49.83  2/22/2019 Elizabeth Nelson, WISCONSIN-WI
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Nelson, Elizabeth      JR Wisconsin           50.29      49.83#  32  
             11.84        24.08 (12.24)
          36.98 (12.90)       49.83 (12.85)
  2 MacNeil, Margaret      FR Michigan            50.92      50.50   28  
             12.10        24.60 (12.50)
          37.71 (13.11)       50.50 (12.79)
  3 Koprivova, Vera        SR Rutgers             52.23      51.83   27  
             12.34        25.15 (12.81)
          38.53 (13.38)       51.83 (13.30)
  4 Waddell, Tevyn         JR Minnesota           52.31      52.28   26  
             12.27        25.30 (13.03)
          38.93 (13.63)       52.28 (13.35)
  5 Bradley, Rebekah       JR Ohio State          52.46      52.30   25  
             12.39        25.32 (12.93)
          38.78 (13.46)       52.30 (13.52)
  6 Scott, Morgan          FR Indiana             51.97      52.33   24  
             12.51        25.57 (13.06)
          39.24 (13.67)       52.33 (13.09)
  7 Unicomb, Jessica       SR Wisconsin           52.92      52.99   23  
             12.24        25.47 (13.23)
          39.20 (13.73)       52.99 (13.79)
  8 Smailis, Jacklyn       SR Purdue              52.85      53.39   22  
             12.38        25.61 (13.23)
          39.22 (13.61)       53.39 (14.17)

Three-Meter Diving

In a back-and-forth battle for top honors, Minnesota’s Sarah Bacon claimed the Three-Meter title with 430.60 points. The total was a new Big Ten Championship and pool Record. Her teammates Kristen Hayden and Mariam Khamis took sixth and seventh. Northwestern’s Olivia Rosendahl and Indiana’s Jessica Parratto rounded out the top three.

 Event 13  Women 3 mtr Diving
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     B1G Meet: @ 430.60  2/22/2019 Sarah Bacon, MINNESOTA-MN
         Pool: # 430.60  2/22/2019 Sarah Bacon, MINNESOTA-MN
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Bacon, Sarah           JR Minnesota          387.05     430.60#  32  
  2 Rosendahl, Olivia      SR Northwestern       336.90     389.20   28  
  3 Parratto, Jessica      SR Indiana            378.85     358.25   27  
  4 Mathews, Jayah         SO IOWA               331.80     353.10   26  
  5 Knapton, Abigail       JR Nebraska           347.75     347.95   25  
  6 Hayden, Kristen        JR Minnesota          342.50     346.50   24  
  7 Khamis, Mariam         SR Minnesota          323.40     316.10   23  
  8 Byrne, Rachel          SR Rutgers            316.30     300.70   22

200 Freestyle Relay

Michigan’s team of MacNeil, DeLoof, Daria Pyshnenko and Haughey combined for another Meet Record. Their 200 Freestyle Relay time of 1:26.84 crushed the field on their way to victory. MacNeil was the only swimmer to break 22 seconds on the leadoff leg, and Haughey out-split the remaining swimmers in the field with a 21.33.

Ohio State took second-place honors (1:28.12) while Indiana grabbed third in 1:28.48.

 Event 14  Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
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     B1G Meet: @ 1:26.84  2/22/2019 Michigan, University of, MICHIGAN-MI
                          M MacNeil, C DeLoof, D Pyshnenko, S Haughey
         Pool: # 1:26.84  2/22/2019 Michigan, University of, MICHIGAN-MI
                          M MacNeil, C DeLoof, D Pyshnenko, S Haughey
    School                                 Seed     Finals Points 
==================================================================================
  1 Michigan                            1:27.61    1:26.84@  64  
     1) MacNeil, Margaret FR          2) r:+0.30 DeLoof, Catherine SR 
     3) r:+0.33 Pyshnenko, Daria SO   4) r:+0.33 Haughey, Siobhan SR  
    r:+0.65  10.85        21.83 (21.83)
          32.29 (10.46)       43.47 (21.64)
          54.14 (10.67)     1:05.51 (22.04)
        1:15.75 (10.24)     1:26.84 (21.33)
  2 Ohio State                          1:29.85    1:28.12   56  
     1) Rayner, Freya SO              2) r:+0.01 Bradley, Rebekah JR  
     3) r:+0.33 Coy, Maria SR         4) r:+0.16 Petrak, Taylor SO    
    r:+0.63  10.85        22.19 (22.19)
          32.49 (10.30)       44.27 (22.08)
          54.83 (10.56)     1:06.38 (22.11)
        1:16.62 (10.24)     1:28.12 (21.74)
  3 Indiana                             1:29.89    1:28.48   54  
     1) Wolf, Julia FR                2) r:+0.13 Jensen, Christine SR 
     3) r:+1.00 Koontz, Shelby JR     4) r:+0.04 Eiber, Laurel SO     
    r:+0.67  10.93        22.56 (22.56)
          32.92 (10.36)       44.57 (22.01)
          55.07 (10.50)     1:06.53 (21.96)
        1:16.90 (10.37)     1:28.48 (21.95)
  4 Wisconsin                           1:29.22    1:29.82   52  
     1) Coughlin, Kathleen SR         2) r:+0.26 Hosack, Lillie FR    
     3) r:+0.31 Unicomb, Jessica SR   4) r:+0.28 Saghafi, Ariana SR   
    r:+0.70  11.18        22.76 (22.76)
          33.49 (10.73)       44.96 (22.20)
          55.65 (10.69)     1:07.20 (22.24)
        1:18.07 (10.87)     1:29.82 (22.62)
  5 Minnesota                           1:31.25    1:30.96   50  
     1) Avestruz, Zoe SR              2) r:+0.23 Grobe, Kaia SR       
     3) r:+0.30 Bloomer, Olivia FR    4) r:+0.12 Nack, Chantal SR     
    r:+1.83  10.78        22.56 (22.56)
          33.31 (10.75)       45.64 (23.08)
          56.48 (10.84)     1:08.41 (22.77)
        1:19.05 (10.64)     1:30.96 (22.55)
  6 Purdue                              1:31.43    1:31.36   48  
     1) Smailis, Jacklyn SR           2) r:+0.20 Auckley, Danielle SR 
     3) r:+0.15 Kresl, Courtney JR    4) r:+0.26 Mudd, Natalie JR     
    r:+0.73  11.21        23.31 (23.31)
          33.79 (10.48)       45.91 (22.60)
          56.51 (10.60)     1:08.49 (22.58)
        1:19.25 (10.76)     1:31.36 (22.87)
  7 Northwestern                        1:31.48    1:31.39   46  
     1) Theobald, Emma FR             2) r:+0.23 Han, Malorie JR      
     3) r:+0.01 Hellmer, Jasmine FR   4) r:+0.09 Aarts, Nicole JR     
    r:+0.59  11.48        23.46 (23.46)
          34.04 (10.58)       45.91 (22.45)
          56.50 (10.59)     1:08.76 (22.85)
        1:19.42 (10.66)     1:31.39 (22.63)
  8 Penn State                          1:33.08    1:31.50   44  
     1) Ledwith, Madison FR           2) r:+0.31 Sheridan, Kathleen FR
     3) r:+0.25 Gaspari, Elizabeth SO 4) r:+0.21 Jack, Olivia FR      
    r:+0.64  11.30        23.45 (23.45)
          34.39 (10.94)       46.20 (22.75)
          57.08 (10.88)     1:09.00 (22.80)
        1:19.64 (10.64)     1:31.50 (22.50)