2021 Big Ten Women’s Championships Day 4 Prelims: Michigan Trying to Make Move on OSU (With Up-Mid-Downs)

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Michigan's Olivia Carter. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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

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

Ohio State still has a sizeable lead, but with two days left, Michigan is still in striking distance, while Indiana and Northwestern are also swimming well.

     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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Day 4 Up-Mid-Down

Ohio State: 5-7-0
Northwestern: 5-3-1
Michigan: 5-2-1
Wisconsin: 3-3-3
Indiana: 2-2-2
Minnesota: 1-3-2
Penn State: 1-2-1
Iowa: 1-1-4
Michigan State: 1-0-0
Nebraska: 0-1-5
Purdue: 0-0-4
Illinois: 0-0-1

Big Ten Women’s 100 Backstroke

Wisconsin freshman Phoebe Bacon started the session out with a fast swim in the 100 backstroke. Bacon touched the wall in 52.22, a little slower than her seed time, but that is to be expected in the prelims.

Two other swimmers were sub-53 as Ohio State junior Emily Crane took the second seed in 52.61 and Wisconsin junior Mara Newman was third at 52.90.

Northwestern junior Miriam Guevara took the fourth seed (53.10), followed by Michigan sophomore Mariella Venter (53.23), Northwestern sophomore Emma Lepisova (53.30), Penn State junior Marie Schobel (53.46) and Minnesota senior Emily Cook (53.52).

 Event 11  Women 100 Yard Backstroke
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     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               Seed    Prelims              
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Bacon, Phoebe M  FR WISC-WI             51.70      52.22 qB     
             12.32        25.17 (12.85)
          38.80 (13.63)       52.22 (13.42)
  2 Crane, Emily     JR OSU-OH              55.10      52.61 qB     
             12.29        25.53 (13.24)
          39.24 (13.71)       52.61 (13.37)
  3 Newman, Mara S   JR WISC-WI             53.98      52.90 qB     
             12.65        25.69 (13.04)
          39.42 (13.73)       52.90 (13.48)
  4 Guevara, Miriam  JR NU-IL                  NT      53.10 qB     
             12.51        25.68 (13.17)
          39.35 (13.67)       53.10 (13.75)
  5 Venter, Mariell  SO MICH-MI             55.76      53.23 qB     
             12.57        25.88 (13.31)
          39.60 (13.72)       53.23 (13.63)
  6 Lepisova, Emma   SO NU-IL               53.16      53.30 qB     
             12.56        25.73 (13.17)
          39.66 (13.93)       53.30 (13.64)
  7 Schobel, Marie   JR PSU-MA              52.95      53.46 qB     
             12.73        25.91 (13.18)
          39.67 (13.76)       53.46 (13.79)
  8 Cook, Emily N    SR MINN-MN             53.66      53.52 qB     
             12.52        25.70 (13.18)
          39.62 (13.92)       53.52 (13.90)
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  9 Wolfe, Brynna E  SO OSU-OH              55.01      53.57 qB     
             12.97        26.19 (13.22)
          39.97 (13.78)       53.57 (13.60)
 10 Schoof, Kaylyn   FR WISC-WI             53.72      53.63 qB     
             12.81        25.70 (12.89)
          39.59 (13.89)       53.63 (14.04)
 11 Kaufmann, Noell  FR MICH-MI             56.74      53.84 qB     
             12.49        25.93 (13.44)
          39.89 (13.96)       53.84 (13.95)
 12 Kraus, Morgan A  SO OSU-OH              55.85      54.06 q      
             12.65        26.13 (13.48)
          40.16 (14.03)       54.06 (13.90)
 13 Donan, Claire E  FR MICH-MI                NT      54.17 q      
             12.78        25.83 (13.05)
          39.92 (14.09)       54.17 (14.25)
 14 Jongman, Indy    FR MINN-MN                NT      54.28 q      
             13.19        26.72 (13.53)
          40.84 (14.12)       54.28 (13.44)
 15 Markvardt, Marg  SO PSU-MA              55.66      54.31 q      
             12.80        26.39 (13.59)
          40.34 (13.95)       54.31 (13.97)
 16 Rayner, Freya    SR OSU-OH              56.74      54.35 q      
             12.73        26.35 (13.62)
          40.52 (14.17)       54.35 (13.83)

Big Ten Women’s 100 Breaststroke

Ohio State sophomore Hannah Bach dropped four seconds from her seed time to take the top seed in the 100 breaststroke.

Bach touched the wall in 58.40, an NCAA “A” cut, to hold off the field by nearly a second.

Northwestern sophomore Hannah Brunzell took the second seed in 59.44,  just one hundredth of a second ahead of senior teammate Sophie Angus (50.45).

Indiana sophomore Emily Weiss took the fourth seed in 59.61, ahead of junior teammate Noelle Peplowski (59.93).

Michigan State senior Erin Szara took the sixth seed in 100.30, followed by Ohio State senior Hannah Gresser (1:00.47) and sophomore teammate Leah Baker (1:00.60).

Event 12  Women 100 Yard Breaststroke
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     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               Seed    Prelims              
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Bach, Hannah M   SO OSU-OH            1:02.23      58.40 qA     
    r:+0.64  12.71        27.16 (14.45)
          42.37 (15.21)       58.40 (16.03)
  2 Brunzell, Hanna  SO NU-IL               59.46      59.44 qB     
    r:+0.79  13.15        27.99 (14.84)
          43.89 (15.90)       59.44 (15.55)
  3 Angus, Sophie G  SR NU-IL               58.92      59.45 qB     
    r:+0.69  13.16        28.00 (14.84)
          43.84 (15.84)       59.45 (15.61)
  4 Weiss, Emily N   SO Ind-IN            1:00.80      59.61 qB     
    r:+0.69  12.89        27.58 (14.69)
          43.69 (16.11)       59.61 (15.92)
  5 Peplowski, Noel  JR Ind-IN            1:00.99      59.93 qB     
    r:+0.77  13.25        28.46 (15.21)
          44.16 (15.70)       59.93 (15.77)
  6 Szara, Erin S    SR MSU-MI            1:01.67    1:00.30 qB     
    r:+0.68  12.94        28.00 (15.06)
          44.02 (16.02)     1:00.30 (16.28)
  7 Gresser, Hanna   SR OSU-OH            1:02.49    1:00.47 qB     
    r:+0.68  12.91        28.32 (15.41)
          44.08 (15.76)     1:00.47 (16.39)
  8 Baker, Leah H    SO OSU-OH            1:03.02    1:00.60 qB     
    r:+0.73  13.27        28.50 (15.23)
          44.18 (15.68)     1:00.60 (16.42)
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  9 Cooke, Madelein  SR PSU-MA            1:00.19    1:00.92 qB     
    r:+0.67  12.99        28.20 (15.21)
          44.48 (16.28)     1:00.92 (16.44)
 10 Lezer, Emma J    SO MINN-MN           1:00.63    1:00.97 qB     
    r:+0.71  13.21        28.61 (15.40)
          44.80 (16.19)     1:00.97 (16.17)
 11 Silvestri, Jenn  JR WISC-WI           1:02.54    1:00.98 qB     
    r:+0.72  13.05        28.61 (15.56)
          44.48 (15.87)     1:00.98 (16.50)
 12 Mathews, Janess  FR OSU-OH            1:02.93    1:01.13 qB     
    r:+0.69  13.20        28.17 (14.97)
          44.29 (16.12)     1:01.13 (16.84)
 13 Panitz, Josephi  SO OSU-OH            1:01.86    1:01.16 qB     
    r:+0.75  12.72        28.13 (15.41)
          44.07 (15.94)     1:01.16 (17.09)
 14 Kirkpatrick, Ab  SR Ind-IN            1:02.45    1:01.25 qB     
    r:+0.74  13.21        28.93 (15.72)
          44.77 (15.84)     1:01.25 (16.48)
 15 Vovk, Tara       JR NU-IL             1:00.42    1:01.35 qB     
    r:+0.70  13.13        28.45 (15.32)
          45.01 (16.56)     1:01.35 (16.34)
 16 Kamau, Rebecca   SR NU-IL             1:01.58    1:01.39 qB     
    r:+0.71  13.51        28.96 (15.45)
          45.05 (16.09)     1:01.39 (16.34)

Big Ten Women’s 200 Butterfly

Michigan made a huge move in the 200 fly, placing four in the top eight, including three of the top four seeds to close out the swimming prelims on Friday.

Junior Olivia Carter took the top seed in 1:53.61, nearly three seconds ahead of the field.

Northwestern junior Miriam Guevara, pulling a Friday double, took the second seed in 1:56.12.

Michigan freshman Sophie Housey (1:57.41) took the third seed, followed by junior teammate Victoria Kwan (1:57.55).

Wisconsin senior Alex Reddington took the fifth spot in 1:57.88, followed by Iowa freshman Alyssa Graves (1:58.49), Ohio State senior Katherine Trace (1:58.76) and Michigan sophomore Megan Glass (1:58.82).

Event 13  Women 200 Yard Butterfly
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     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               Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Carter, Olivia   JR MICH-MI           1:56.29    1:53.61 qB     
             25.19        53.96 (28.77)
        1:23.56 (29.60)     1:53.61 (30.05)
  2 Guevara, Miriam  JR NU-IL             1:55.18    1:56.12 qB     
    r:+0.65  24.92        54.00 (29.08)
        1:24.07 (30.07)     1:56.12 (32.05)
  3 Housey, Sophie   FR MICH-MI           1:58.94    1:57.41 qB     
    r:+0.73  26.46        55.96 (29.50)
        1:26.29 (30.33)     1:57.41 (31.12)
  4 Kwan, Victoria   JR MICH-MI           2:01.17    1:57.55 qB     
    r:+0.74  27.11        57.07 (29.96)
        1:27.03 (29.96)     1:57.55 (30.52)
  5 Reddington, Ale  SR WISC-WI           1:58.83    1:57.88 qB     
    r:+0.78  26.62        56.18 (29.56)
        1:26.34 (30.16)     1:57.88 (31.54)
  6 Graves, Alyssa   FR IOWA-IA           2:00.19    1:58.49 qB     
    r:+0.69  26.73        56.69 (29.96)
        1:27.30 (30.61)     1:58.49 (31.19)
  7 Trace, Katherin  SR OSU-OH            2:01.13    1:58.76 qB     
    r:+0.71  26.28        56.30 (30.02)
        1:28.06 (31.76)     1:58.76 (30.70)
  8 Glass, Megan E   SO MICH-MI           2:01.80    1:58.82 qB     
    r:+0.70  26.60        56.31 (29.71)
        1:26.82 (30.51)     1:58.82 (32.00)
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  9 Drake, Kelsey D  SR IOWA-IA           1:59.69    1:58.88 qB     
    r:+0.73  26.20        55.79 (29.59)
        1:26.68 (30.89)     1:58.88 (32.20)
 10 Turchanik, Sara  SO OSU-OH            2:04.91    1:59.20 qB     
    r:+0.70  26.08        56.09 (30.01)
        1:27.09 (31.00)     1:59.20 (32.11)
 11 Larson, Ally D   SO NU-IL             2:01.55    1:59.46 q      
    r:+0.80  26.38        56.24 (29.86)
        1:26.85 (30.61)     1:59.46 (32.61)
 12 Gildersleeve, C  SO Ind-IN            2:01.23    1:59.55 q      
             26.07        55.66 (29.59)
        1:26.89 (31.23)     1:59.55 (32.66)
 13 Berning, Margar  JR NEB-MW            2:00.41    1:59.56 q      
             26.71        56.80 (30.09)
        1:27.86 (31.06)     1:59.56 (31.70)
 14 Seigal, Mikayla  SO WISC-WI           1:59.98    1:59.62 q      
    r:+0.67  26.83        56.70 (29.87)
        1:27.65 (30.95)     1:59.62 (31.97)
 15 Van Berkom, Meg  FR MINN-MN           1:59.38    1:59.83 q      
    r:+0.72  27.06        57.23 (30.17)
        1:28.46 (31.23)     1:59.83 (31.37)
 16 Walsh, Aislinn   SO OSU-OH            2:04.35    2:00.04 q      
    r:+0.70  26.11        56.64 (30.53)
        1:27.77 (31.13)     2:00.04 (32.27)

 

 Event 14  Women Platform Diving
==================================================================
     B1G Meet: ! 424.45  2/21/2015 Jessica Parratto, Indiana
                 225.00  A NCAA QUALIFYING
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Knapton, Abigai     NEB-MW                 NP     308.15 qA     
  2 Vieta, Maycey       PUR-IN                 NP     290.50 qA     
  3 Bretscher, Emil     PUR-IN                 NP     281.00 qA     
  4 Merriman, Maggi     PUR-IN                 NP     270.00 qA     
  5 McGing, Ciara       OSU-OH                 NP     258.30 qA     
  6 Barker, Lexie       OSU-OH                 NP     256.05 qA     
  7 Patrick, Jaye       NU-IL                  NP     246.50 qA     
  8 Gilliland, Tarr     Ind-IN                 NP     244.75 qA     
  9 Hopkins, Markie     NU-IL                  NP     243.00 qA     
 10 Phillip, Megan      MINN-MN                NP     239.40 qA     
 11 Hogan, Lucy         MICH-MI                NP     232.90 qA     
 12 Parsons, Leah       NU-IL                  NP     213.35 q      
 13 Cutshaw, Christ     MICH-MI                NP     210.40 q      
 14 Canale, Nikki       MICH-MI                NP     209.20 q      
 15 Klein, Allie        MICH-MI                NP     209.00 q      
 16 Shurts, Sierra      PSU-MA                 NP     206.40 q      
 17 Crawford, Macke     OSU-OH                 NP     204.80        
 18 Cheetham, Laure     MICH-MI                NP     204.50        
 19 Ghose, Labonita     NU-IL                  NP     203.85        
 19 McPherson, Camr     MICH-MI                NP     203.85        
 21 Fowler, Anne        Ind-IN                 NP     198.40        
 22 Wang, Alyssa        Ind-IN                 NP     187.30        
 23 Douglass, Jenna     RUT-NJ                 NP     184.35        
 24 Brenn, Jackie       OSU-OH                 NP     183.60        
 25 Fish, Susanna       MINN-MN                NP     182.15        
 26 Roman, Hallie       NEB-MW                 NP     179.65        
 27 Lim, Shaunmei       NU-IL                  NP     170.15        
 28 Ballard, Sarah      IOWA-IA                NP     169.45        
 29 Tiernon, Grace      NEB-MW                 NP     167.35        
 30 Greenberg, Kit      WISC-WI                NP     163.05        
 31 Wei, Wei            PSU-MA                 NP     140.85