2021 Big Ten Women’s Championships Day 3 Finals: Maggie MacNeil Wins 100 Fly

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The 2021 Big Ten Women’s Championships continued on Thursday with the Day 3 finals from Minneapolis.

The events are the 100 butterfly, 400 IM and 200 free and 3-meter diving finals.

Michigan placed a league-best six in the finals for tonight’s session as the Wolverines try to catch Ohio State, which built an early lead. The Wolverines had a good day, led by Maggie MacNeil winning the 100 butterfly, but still trail.

     Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 10                 
 
  1. Ohio State University             771   2. Michigan, University of           650
  3. Indiana University                530   4. Northwestern University         424.5
  5. Wisconsin, University of, Madi    327   6. University of Minnesota           289
  7. University of Nebraska-Lincoln    276   8. Iowa, University of             246.5
  9. Pennsylvania State University     189  10. Purdue University                 185
 11. Michigan State University         127  12. University of Illinois            109
 13. Rutgers University                 30                                           

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Big Ten Women’s 100 Butterfly

Michigan completed its 1-2 finish, after taking the top two seeds during prelims.

Junior Maggie MacNeil touched the wall in 49.68, a quarter of a second off of her own Big Ten meet record set last year and an NCAA “A” cut.

MacNeil went 1-2 with teammate Olivia Carter, another junior, who finished in 51.54, a “B” cut.

A pair of Northwestern swimmers followed as Madeline Smith took third in 52.09 and Miriam Guevera was fourth in 52.24.

Ohio State freshman Katherine Zenick finished fifth in 52.73, followed by Iowa sophomore Mallory Jump (52.81) and Indiana freshman Elizabeth Broshears (52.81), who tied for sixth, ahead of Iowa senior Kelsey Drake (53.21) in eighth.

Event 7  Women 100 Yard Butterfly
=========================================================================
     B1G Meet: ! 49.42  2/21/2020 Margaret J MacNeil, MICH-MI
         Pool: # 49.26  2019      Maggie MacNeil, Michigan
                 50.92  A NCAA QUALIFYING
                 53.76  B NCAA PROVISIONAL
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 MacNeil, Margar  JR MICH-MI             50.71      49.68 A       32  
    r:+0.67  10.85        23.30 (12.45)
          36.47 (13.17)       49.68 (13.21)
  2 Carter, Olivia   JR MICH-MI             51.44      51.54 B       28  
    r:+0.69  11.24        24.23 (12.99)
          37.71 (13.48)       51.54 (13.83)
  3 Smith, Madeline  SR NU-IL               52.43      52.09 B       27  
    r:+0.69  10.94        24.01 (13.07)
          37.79 (13.78)       52.09 (14.30)
  4 Guevara, Miriam  JR NU-IL               52.52      52.24 B       26  
    r:+0.64  11.17        24.22 (13.05)
          38.13 (13.91)       52.24 (14.11)
  5 Zenick, Katheri  FR OSU-OH              52.95      52.73 B       25  
    r:+0.68  11.06        24.42 (13.36)
          38.56 (14.14)       52.73 (14.17)
  6 Jump, Mallory K  SO IOWA-IA             52.30      52.81 B       23.5
    r:+0.74  11.27        24.44 (13.17)
          38.53 (14.09)       52.81 (14.28)
  6 Broshears, Eliz  FR Ind-IN              52.75      52.81 B       23.5
    r:+0.73  11.03        24.53 (13.50)
          38.44 (13.91)       52.81 (14.37)
  8 Drake, Kelsey D  SR IOWA-IA             53.21      53.19 B       22  
    r:+0.71  11.47        24.81 (13.34)
          38.79 (13.98)       53.19 (14.40)

Big Ten Women’s 400 IM

It was a freshman who had the top seed from the morning, but the seniors had something to say about it during finals.

Ohio State senior Kristen Romano won the 400 IM in 4:06.75, an NCAA “B” cut. She finished just ahead of teammate and fellow senior Katherine Trace, who finished second in 4:07.90.

Indiana senior Josephine Grote was third in 4:07.99.

Michigan freshman Katherine Ackerman had the top seed from the morning, dropped a half second and finished fourth in 4:08.37. Michigan teammate Victoria Kwan moved up to fifth (4:09.73), dropping three seconds from her prelim time.

Indiana junior Mackenzie Looze was sixth (4:12.13), followed by Minnesota freshman Megan Van Berkom (4:13.19) and fellow Gopher Kelli McCarthy (4:16.43).

Event 8  Women 400 Yard IM
=========================================================================
     B1G Meet: ! 4:01.41  2012      Allysa Vavra, Indiana
         Pool: # 3:58.12  2014      Maya DiRado, Stanford
                 4:03.62  A NCAA QUALIFYING
                 4:17.30  B NCAA PROVISIONAL
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Romano, Kristen  SR Ohio State-OH     4:13.23    4:06.75 B       32  
    r:+0.76  25.86        55.56 (29.70)
        1:26.46 (30.90)     1:56.67 (30.21)
        2:31.76 (35.09)     3:07.79 (36.03)
        3:37.58 (29.79)     4:06.75 (29.17)
  2 Trace, Katherin  SR Ohio State-OH     4:11.91    4:07.90 B       28  
    r:+0.71  25.97        56.13 (30.16)
        1:27.93 (31.80)     1:58.57 (30.64)
        2:35.18 (36.61)     3:12.01 (36.83)
        3:40.62 (28.61)     4:07.90 (27.28)
  3 Grote, Josephin  SR Indiana-IN        4:11.70    4:07.99 B       27  
    r:+0.81  26.83        56.82 (29.99)
        1:28.57 (31.75)     1:59.54 (30.97)
        2:35.02 (35.48)     3:11.27 (36.25)
        3:40.10 (28.83)     4:07.99 (27.89)
  4 Ackerman, Kathr  FR Michigan-MI       4:08.79    4:08.37 B       26  
    r:+0.76  26.52        56.77 (30.25)
        1:28.02 (31.25)     1:58.47 (30.45)
        2:33.85 (35.38)     3:10.27 (36.42)
        3:39.63 (29.36)     4:08.37 (28.74)
  5 Kwan, Victoria   JR Michigan-MI       4:12.76    4:09.73 B       25  
    r:+0.73  26.92        57.32 (30.40)
        1:29.25 (31.93)     2:00.39 (31.14)
        2:36.44 (36.05)     3:12.14 (35.70)
        3:41.33 (29.19)     4:09.73 (28.40)
  6 Looze, Mackenzi  JR Indiana-IN        4:12.42    4:12.13 B       24  
    r:+0.77  27.53        58.74 (31.21)
        1:31.59 (32.85)     2:03.52 (31.93)
        2:38.39 (34.87)     3:13.54 (35.15)
        3:43.32 (29.78)     4:12.13 (28.81)
  7 Van Berkom, Meg  FR Minnesota-MN      4:13.66    4:13.19 B       23  
    r:+0.73  26.83        57.27 (30.44)
        1:30.20 (32.93)     2:01.56 (31.36)
        2:37.98 (36.42)     3:14.65 (36.67)
        3:44.62 (29.97)     4:13.19 (28.57)
  8 McCarthy, Kelli  JR Minnesota-MN      4:13.96    4:16.43 B       22  
    r:+0.79  27.30        58.15 (30.85)
        1:31.30 (33.15)     2:03.60 (32.30)
        2:40.60 (37.00)     3:18.00 (37.40)
        3:47.72 (29.72)     4:16.43 (28.71)

 

Big Ten Women’s 200 Free

Nebraska senior Autumn Haebig hung on to her top seed and won the 200 free, finishing in 1:44.39, an NCAA “B” cut a half second ahead of the field.

Indiana freshman Ella Ristic was second in 1:44.89 to hold off Wisconsin junior Lillie Hosack (1:45.42).

Michigan’s Megan Glass was fourth (1:45.95), followed by Northwestern’s Ally Larson (1:46.22), Ohio State’s Amy Fulmer (1:46.24), Northwestern’s Selena Ozbilen (1:47.04) and Michigan’s Sophie Housey (1:47.07).

Event 9  Women 200 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
     B1G Meet: ! 1:41.57  2/22/2019 Siobhan Haughey, Michigan
         Pool: # 1:40.31  2014      Missy Franklin, California
                 1:42.98  A NCAA QUALIFYING
                 1:47.12  B NCAA PROVISIONAL
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Haebig, Autumn   SR Nebraska-MW       1:45.56    1:44.39 B       32  
    r:+0.78  24.92        51.42 (26.50)
        1:17.72 (26.30)     1:44.39 (26.67)
  2 Ristic, Ella     FR Indiana-IN        1:46.14    1:44.89 B       28  
    r:+0.68  24.63        51.07 (26.44)
        1:17.66 (26.59)     1:44.89 (27.23)
  3 Hosack, Lillie   JR Wisconsin-WI      1:46.24    1:45.42 B       27  
    r:+0.75  24.90        51.49 (26.59)
        1:18.41 (26.92)     1:45.42 (27.01)
  4 Glass, Megan E   SO Michigan-MI       1:46.38    1:45.95 B       26  
    r:+0.65  25.18        52.25 (27.07)
        1:19.03 (26.78)     1:45.95 (26.92)
  5 Larson, Ally D   SO Northwestern-IL   1:46.09    1:46.22 B       25  
    r:+0.77  24.70        51.40 (26.70)
        1:18.54 (27.14)     1:46.22 (27.68)
  6 Fulmer, Amy A    SO Ohio State-OH     1:46.74    1:46.24 B       24  
    r:+0.75  25.45        52.64 (27.19)
        1:19.87 (27.23)     1:46.24 (26.37)
  7 Ozbilen, Selen   FR Northwestern-IL   1:46.89    1:47.04 B       23  
    r:+0.72  24.81        52.19 (27.38)
        1:20.19 (28.00)     1:47.04 (26.85)
  8 Housey, Sophie   FR Michigan-MI       1:46.47    1:47.07 B       22  
    r:+0.74  25.52        52.52 (27.00)
        1:19.75 (27.23)     1:47.07 (27.32)

Big Ten Women's 3-meter diving

Indiana's Anne Fowler took the top spot in diving, followed by Nebraska's Abigail Knapton and Purdue's Emily Bretscher. 

 Event 10  Women 3 mtr Diving
=========================================================================
     B1G Meet: ! 430.60  2/22/2019 Sarah Bacon, Minnesota
                 280.00  A NCAA QUALIFYING
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Fowler, Anne        Indiana-IN         349.95     373.90 A       32  
  2 Knapton, Abigai     Nebraska-MW        366.00     372.20 A       28  
  3 Bretscher, Emil     Purdue-IN          308.25     369.90 A       27  
  4 Bacon, Sarah        Minnesota-MN       410.90     369.00 A       26  
  5 Gilliland, Tarr     Indiana-IN         327.70     344.85 A       25  
  6 Hopkins, Markie     Northwestern-IL    308.80     313.65 A       24  
  7 Ling, Amanda        Michigan State-M   304.15     302.40 A       23  
  8 Phillip, Megan      Minnesota-MN       315.50     294.05 A       22  
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Tamorski, Sam       IOWA-IA            277.75     322.25 A       20  
 10 Troyer, Sara        Nebraska-MW        298.00     313.70 A       17  
 11 Hogan, Lucy         Michigan-MI        302.20     312.05 A       16  
 12 Brenn, Jackie       Ohio State-OH      277.45     311.40 A       15  
 13 Barker, Lexie       Ohio State-OH      277.70     300.60 A       14  
 14 Merriman, Maggi     Purdue-IN          293.30     294.45 A       13  
 15 Wang, Alyssa        Indiana-IN         296.95     279.90         12  
 16 McPherson, Camr     Michigan-MI        280.10     274.20         11

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