2021 Big Ten Women’s Championships Day 4 Finals: Olivia Carter Breaks Meet Record in 200 Fly

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Olivia Carter. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The 2021 Big Ten Women’s Championships continued on Friday with the Day 4 finals from Minneapolis.

The events are the 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, 200 fly, platform diving and the 200 free relay.

Ohio State still has a sizeable lead, which continues to grow despite the elite performance by the Wolverines, including a Big Ten meet record in the 200 fly set by Olivia Carter. The Buckeyes continue to grow their lead with their depth, especially after winning the 200 free relay to close the session.

      Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 15                     
 
  1. Ohio State University            1139.5   
  2. Michigan, University of           940.5
  3. Indiana University                705   
  4. Northwestern University           694.5
  5. Wisconsin, University of, Madi    511   
  6. University of Minnesota           427
  7. University of Nebraska-Lincoln    382   
  8. Iowa, University of               354.5
  9. Pennsylvania State University     309   
  9. Purdue University                 309
 11. Michigan State University         181  
 12. University of Illinois            145
 13. Rutgers University                 60                                           

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Big Ten Women’s 100 Backstroke

Wisconsin freshman Phoebe Bacon earned her first Big Ten title, claiming the 100 backstroke.

Bacon entered with the top seed and dropped nearly a second to finish in 51.32, an NCAA “B” cut. She held off Ohio State junior Emily Crane by six hundredths of a second (51.38).

Wisconsin teammate Mara Newman was third in 52.89, followed by Michigan sophomore Mariella Venter (53.02), Northwestern sophomore Emma Lepisova (53.08), Penn State junior Marie Schobel (53.11) and Minnesota senior Emily Cook (53.14).

Northwestern junior Miriam Guevara was disqualified in her first of two events tonight.

Event 11  Women 100 Yard Backstroke
=========================================================================
     B1G Meet: ! 49.70  2/20/2020 Elizabeth Nelson, Wisconsin
         Pool: # 50.77  2014      Paige Miller, Texas A&M
                 50.93  A NCAA QUALIFYING
                 53.94  B NCAA PROVISIONAL
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Bacon, Phoebe M  FR Wisconsin-WI        52.22      51.32 B       32  
             12.25        24.77 (12.52)
          38.12 (13.35)       51.32 (13.20)
  2 Crane, Emily     JR Ohio State-OH       52.61      51.38 B       28  
             12.04        24.67 (12.63)
          38.19 (13.52)       51.38 (13.19)
  3 Newman, Mara S   JR Wisconsin-WI        52.90      52.89 B       27  
             12.59        25.86 (13.27)
          39.61 (13.75)       52.89 (13.28)
  4 Venter, Mariell  SO Michigan-MI         53.23      53.02 B       26  
             12.37        25.74 (13.37)
          39.35 (13.61)       53.02 (13.67)
  5 Lepisova, Emma   SO Northwestern-IL     53.30      53.08 B       25  
             12.37        25.45 (13.08)
          39.27 (13.82)       53.08 (13.81)
  6 Schobel, Marie   JR Penn State-MA       53.46      53.11 B       24  
             12.30        25.52 (13.22)
          39.08 (13.56)       53.11 (14.03)
  7 Cook, Emily N    SR Minnesota-MN        53.52      53.14 B       23  
             12.43        25.68 (13.25)
          39.31 (13.63)       53.14 (13.83)
 -- Guevara, Miriam  JR Northwestern-IL     53.10         DQ        
             14.36        30.02 (15.66)
          46.48 (16.46)          DQ (15.96)

 

Big Ten Women’s 100 Breaststroke

Ohio State sophomore Hannah Bach used a quick start and hung on to win the 100 breaststroke.

Bach won the event in 52.29, an NCAA “A” cut. She went a 12.21 the first 25 and was 26.79 at the halfway point, well ahead. As she slowed in the final 25 and others closed in, she had enough in the tank to touch the wall six tenths ahead of the field.

Northwestern senior Sophie Angus took second in 58.89, followed by teammate Hannah Brunzell (59.23).

Indiana junior Noelle Peplowski took fourth in 59.66, followed by sophomore teammate Emily Weiss (59.79).

Ohio State senior Hannah Gresser (59.91) followed, ahead of sophomore teammate Leah Baker (1:00.55) and Michigan State senior Erin Szara (1:00.66).

Event 12  Women 100 Yard Breaststroke
=========================================================================
     B1G Meet: ! 55.88  2/22/2019 Lillia King, Indiana
         Pool: # 57.23  2014      Breeja Larson, Texas A&M
                 58.60  A NCAA QUALIFYING
               1:01.84  B NCAA PROVISIONAL
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Bach, Hannah M   SO Ohio State-OH       58.40      58.29 A       32  
    r:+0.65  12.21        26.79 (14.58)
          42.03 (15.24)       58.29 (16.26)
  2 Angus, Sophie G  SR Northwestern-IL     59.45      58.89 B       28  
    r:+0.69  13.26        27.93 (14.67)
          43.36 (15.43)       58.89 (15.53)
  3 Brunzell, Hanna  SO Northwestern-IL     59.44      59.23 B       27  
    r:+0.78  13.09        27.85 (14.76)
          43.38 (15.53)       59.23 (15.85)
  4 Peplowski, Noel  JR Indiana-IN          59.93      59.66 B       26  
    r:+0.75  13.03        28.13 (15.10)
          43.93 (15.80)       59.66 (15.73)
  5 Weiss, Emily N   SO Indiana-IN          59.61      59.79 B       25  
    r:+0.71  12.92        27.78 (14.86)
          43.73 (15.95)       59.79 (16.06)
  6 Gresser, Hanna   SR Ohio State-OH     1:00.47      59.91 B       24  
    r:+0.70  12.94        28.18 (15.24)
          44.01 (15.83)       59.91 (15.90)
  7 Baker, Leah H    SO Ohio State-OH     1:00.60    1:00.55 B       23  
    r:+0.78  13.24        28.57 (15.33)
          44.22 (15.65)     1:00.55 (16.33)
  8 Szara, Erin S    SR Michigan State-M  1:00.30    1:00.66 B       22  
    r:+0.69  13.00        28.73 (15.73)
          44.26 (15.53)     1:00.66 (16.40)

 

Women’s 200 Butterfly

Michigan junior Olivia Carter broke the Big Ten meet record in the 200 butterfly, finishing in 1:52.17.

The time is an NCAA “A” cut and beat her own record of 1:53.28 set last year.

Carter led a quartet of Wolverines in the finals, including three in the top five.

Northwestern junior Miriam Guevara bounced back from her DQ earlier in the night to take second in 1:55.11 ahead of Ohio State senior Katherine Trace (1:56.13).

Michigan junior Victoria Kwan took fourth in 1:57.04, followed be freshman teammate Sophie Housey (1:57.29).

Iowa freshman Alyssa Graves was sixth (1:57.99), followed by Wisconsin senior Alex Reddington (1:58.00) and Michigan sophomore Megan Glass (1:59.71).

 Event 13  Women 200 Yard Butterfly
=========================================================================
     B1G Meet: ! 1:53.28  2/22/2020 Olivia G Carter, MICH-MI
         Pool: # 1:52.25  2014      Cammile Adams, Texas A&M
                 1:53.20  A NCAA QUALIFYING
                 1:59.23  B NCAA PROVISIONAL
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Carter, Olivia   JR Michigan-MI       1:53.61    1:52.17#A       32  
    r:+0.68  25.13        53.69 (28.56)
        1:22.71 (29.02)     1:52.17 (29.46)
  2 Guevara, Miriam  JR Northwestern-IL   1:56.12    1:55.11 B       28  
    r:+0.64  25.05        53.99 (28.94)
        1:23.96 (29.97)     1:55.11 (31.15)
  3 Trace, Katherin  SR Ohio State-OH     1:58.76    1:56.13 B       27  
    r:+0.68  25.72        54.95 (29.23)
        1:25.95 (31.00)     1:56.13 (30.18)
  4 Kwan, Victoria   JR Michigan-MI       1:57.55    1:57.04 B       26  
    r:+0.74  26.54        56.04 (29.50)
        1:26.17 (30.13)     1:57.04 (30.87)
  5 Housey, Sophie   FR Michigan-MI       1:57.41    1:57.29 B       25  
    r:+0.73  26.37        55.97 (29.60)
        1:25.99 (30.02)     1:57.29 (31.30)
  6 Graves, Alyssa   FR IOWA-IA           1:58.49    1:57.99 B       24  
    r:+0.67  26.34        56.18 (29.84)
        1:26.81 (30.63)     1:57.99 (31.18)
  7 Reddington, Ale  SR Wisconsin-WI      1:57.88    1:58.00 B       23  
    r:+0.78  26.59        56.09 (29.50)
        1:26.41 (30.32)     1:58.00 (31.59)
  8 Glass, Megan E   SO Michigan-MI       1:58.82    1:59.71         22  
    r:+0.70  26.66        56.46 (29.80)
        1:26.92 (30.46)     1:59.71 (32.79)


Big Ten Women’s Platform Diving

Nebraska’s Abigail Knapton dominated the platform, scoring 343.55 points and winning by 36 points.

Purdue’s Maggie Merriman was second in 307.60, just 0.6 points ahead of Ohio State’s Ciara McGing.

Purdue’s Maycey Vieta also passed 300 with a 304.30.

 Event 14  Women Platform Diving
=========================================================================
     B1G Meet: ! 424.45  2/21/2015 Jessica Parratto, Indiana
                 225.00  A NCAA QUALIFYING
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Knapton, Abigai     Nebraska-MW        308.15     343.55 A       32  
  2 Merriman, Maggi     Purdue-IN          270.00     307.60 A       28  
  3 McGing, Ciara       Ohio State-OH      258.30     307.00 A       27  
  4 Vieta, Maycey       Purdue-IN          290.50     304.30 A       26  
  5 Bretscher, Emil     Purdue-IN          281.00     280.00 A       25  
  6 Barker, Lexie       Ohio State-OH      256.05     273.00 A       24  
  7 Gilliland, Tarr     Indiana-IN         244.75     269.75 A       23  
  8 Patrick, Jaye       Northwestern-IL    246.50     261.50 A       22  
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Hopkins, Markie     Northwestern-IL    243.00     273.20 A       20  
 10 Cutshaw, Christ     Michigan-MI        210.40     257.30 A       17  
 11 Hogan, Lucy         Michigan-MI        232.90     243.05 A       16  
 12 Phillip, Megan      Minnesota-MN       239.40     231.30 A       15  
 13 Parsons, Leah       Northwestern-IL    213.35     229.95 A       14  
 14 Canale, Nikki       Michigan-MI        209.20     211.55         13  
 15 Shurts, Sierra      Penn State-MA      206.40     203.25         12  
 16 Klein, Allie        Michigan-MI        209.00     189.45         11

Big Ten Women’s 200 Free Relay

Ohio State put together the strongest quartet in the sprint relay as the Buckeyes inch closer to a Big Ten title.

OSU’s Taylor Petrak, Emily Crane, Katherine Zenick and Amy Fulmer won in 1:27.53, an NCAA “A” cut and less than a half second ahead of Michigan.

Michigan also got an “A” cut time as Maggie MacNeil, Daria Pyshnenko, Claire Newman and Olivia Carter took second in 1:27.99.

Northwestern’s Selena Ozbilen, Madeline Smith, Isabella Wallace and Ally Larson took third in 1:29.11, just a hundredth of a second ahead of Indiana’s Ashley Turak, Laurel Eiber, Ella Ristic and Elizabeth Broshears (1:29.12).

Event 15  Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
==================================================================================
     B1G Meet: ! 1:26.84  2/22/2019 Michigan, University of, Michi
                          M MacNeil, C DeLoof, D Pyshnenko, S Haughey
         Pool: # 1:26.23  2014      Stanford
                          Schaefer, Neal, Lee, Olsen
                 1:28.43  A NCAA QUALIFYING
                 1:29.21  B NCAA PROVISIONAL
    School                           Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 Ohio State-OH  'A'            1:30.79    1:27.53 A       64  
     1) Petrak, Taylor E SR           2) r:0.30 Crane, Emily JR       
     3) r:0.35 Zenick, Katherine FR   4) r:0.22 Fulmer, Amy SO        
    r:+0.67  10.57        22.04 (22.04)
          32.51 (10.47)       44.17 (22.13)
          54.41 (10.24)     1:05.96 (21.79)
        1:16.28 (10.32)     1:27.53 (21.57)
  2 Michigan-MI  'A'              1:32.19    1:27.99 A       56  
     1) MacNeil, Margaret J JR        2) r:0.43 Pyshnenko, Daria SR   
     3) r:0.32 Newman, Claire FR      4) r:0.36 Carter, Olivia JR     
    r:+0.67  10.73        21.50 (21.50)
          31.96 (10.46)       43.26 (21.76)
          54.04 (10.78)     1:05.76 (22.50)
        1:16.45 (10.69)     1:27.99 (22.23)
  3 Northwestern-IL  'A'          1:30.11    1:29.11 B       54  
     1) Ozbilen, Selen FR             2) r:0.32 Smith, Madeline SR    
     3) r:0.32 Wallace, Isabella FR   4) r:0.42 Larson, Ally SO       
    r:+0.66  11.10        22.44 (22.44)
          32.71 (10.27)       44.10 (21.66)
          54.90 (10.80)     1:06.65 (22.55)
        1:17.44 (10.79)     1:29.11 (22.46)
  4 Indiana-IN  'A'               1:31.41    1:29.12 B       52  
     1) Turak, Ashley N SO            2) r:0.28 Eiber, Laurel SR      
     3) r:0.36 Ristic, Ella FR        4) r:0.34 Broshears, Elizbeth FR
    r:+0.68  10.60        21.99 (21.99)
          32.36 (10.37)       44.04 (22.05)
          54.94 (10.90)     1:07.05 (23.01)
        1:17.36 (10.31)     1:29.12 (22.07)
  5 Penn State-MA  'A'            1:32.12    1:29.48         50  
     1) Cooke, Madeleine E SR         2) r:0.04 Gaspari, Elizabeth SR 
     3) r:0.16 Stanford, Catherine FR 4) r:0.18 Amdor, Abigail SO     
    r:+0.64  10.89        22.45 (22.45)
          32.85 (10.40)       44.73 (22.28)
          55.13 (10.40)     1:06.73 (22.00)
        1:17.20 (10.47)     1:29.48 (22.75)
  6 Minnesota-MN  'A'             1:31.79    1:29.81         48  
     1) Summit, Maggie F SO           2) r:0.20 Doo, Pyper FR         
     3) r:0.22 Bloomer, Olivia JR     4) r:0.24 Jongman, Indy FR      
    r:+0.65  11.09        22.62 (22.62)
          33.09 (10.47)       44.93 (22.31)
          55.72 (10.79)     1:07.49 (22.56)
        1:18.04 (10.55)     1:29.81 (22.32)
  7 Wisconsin-WI  'A'             1:32.59    1:30.58         46  
     1) Hosack, Lillie A JR           2) r:0.32 Palmer, Alana JR      
     3) r:0.53 Lampre, Isabel JR      4) r:0.20 Bacon, Phoebe FR      
    r:+0.73  11.07        22.85 (22.85)
          33.50 (10.65)       45.48 (22.63)
          56.29 (10.81)     1:08.42 (22.94)
        1:18.79 (10.37)     1:30.58 (22.16)
  8 IOWA-IA  'A'                  1:33.12    1:31.10         44  
     1) Schemmel, Sarah N SR          2) r:0.27 Drake, Kelsey SR      
     3) r:0.47 Gilbertson, Kennedy SO 4) r:0.17 Rink, Macy SO         
    r:+0.73  11.22        23.00 (23.00)
          33.73 (10.73)       45.56 (22.56)
          56.47 (10.91)     1:08.35 (22.79)
        1:19.08 (10.73)     1:31.10 (22.75)
  9 Nebraska-MW  'A'              1:32.97    1:31.59         40  
     1) Kucera, Alexa J FR            2) r:0.26 Cairns, Caitlin FR    
     3) r:0.26 Barth, Kaitlyn SO      4) r:0.34 Haebig, Autumn SR     
    r:+0.72  11.31        23.09 (23.09)
          34.07 (10.98)       46.39 (23.30)
          57.44 (11.05)     1:09.38 (22.99)
        1:20.08 (10.70)     1:31.59 (22.21)
 10 Illinois-IL  'A'              1:35.12    1:32.49         34  
     1) Bludgen, Laurel J FR          2) r:0.50 Olson, Lillian FR     
     3) r:0.24 Curtis, Emma SR        4) r:0.21 Cabush, Abigail JR    
    r:+0.65  11.46        23.51 (23.51)
          34.46 (10.95)       46.40 (22.89)
          57.33 (10.93)     1:09.33 (22.93)
        1:20.45 (11.12)     1:32.49 (23.16)
 11 Michigan State-MI  'A'        1:36.34    1:32.68         32  
     1) Neveling, Abbey SR            2) r:0.16 Phalen, Sheridan FR   
     3) r:0.37 Chick, Olivia SR       4) r:0.30 Arnold, Taylor SR     
    r:+0.72  11.51        23.57 (23.57)
          34.45 (10.88)       46.49 (22.92)
          57.69 (11.20)     1:09.67 (23.18)
        1:20.58 (10.91)     1:32.68 (23.01)
 12 Purdue-IN  'A'                1:35.11    1:33.06         30  
     1) Abbasse, Claire K SO          2) r:0.36 Bowen, Kendra SO      
     3) r:0.29 Schreder, Kendal FR    4) r:0.36 Knueppel, Jade JR     
    r:+0.74  11.21        23.25 (23.25)
          34.30 (11.05)       46.27 (23.02)
          57.09 (10.82)     1:09.21 (22.94)
        1:20.66 (11.45)     1:33.06 (23.85)
 13 Rutgers-NJ  'A'                    NT    1:38.99         28  
     1) Weber, Yael SO                2) r:0.25 Dymek, Kasja JR       
     3) r:0.25 Dougherty, Kathleen JR 4) r:0.33 Black, Lily SR        
    r:+0.77  12.53        25.69 (25.69)
          36.81 (11.12)       49.50 (23.81)
        1:00.98 (11.48)     1:13.83 (24.33)
        1:25.70 (11.87)     1:38.99 (25.16)