Lilly King Grabs 7th All Time in 200 Breast

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Indiana’s Lilly King moved to seventh all time in the 200-yard breast at the 2016 Big Ten Women’s Championships, while teammate Miranda Tucker (2:06.52) finished second for the Hoosiers.

King clocked a sizzling time of 2:05.58.  It downed the meet record of 2:05.98 from Minnesota’s Haley Spencer in 2013, and eclipsed Tucker’s prelims pool mark of 2:07.63.

More importantly, King’s time jumped her to seventh all time.  Only Emma Reaney (2:04.06), Breeja Larson (2:04.48), Kierra Smith (2:04.56), Rebecca Soni (2:04.75), Caitlin Leverenz (2:04.76) and Laura Sogar (2:05.04) have finished faster.

Purdue’s Emily Fogle raced her way into third in 2:08.07, while Michigan’s Emily Kopas (2:09.48) and Carolyn McCann (2:12.22) collected some important team points with fifth and seventh-place efforts.

Michigan remained in the lead, 1217-1069.5, against Indiana.  Ohio State (778), Minnesota (757.5) and Purdue (617.5) held steady in the top five.

                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 King, Lillia C   19 Indiana-IN        2:09.64    2:05.58!A       32  
    r:+0.67  27.78        59.60 (31.82)
        1:32.43 (32.83)     2:05.58 (33.15)
  2 Tucker, Miranda  18 Indiana-IN        2:07.63    2:06.52#A       28  
    r:+0.74  28.46      1:00.44 (31.98)
        1:33.06 (32.62)     2:06.52 (33.46)
  3 Fogle, Emily E   24 Purdue-IN         2:08.94    2:08.07 B       27  
    r:+0.72  28.79      1:01.30 (32.51)
        1:34.65 (33.35)     2:08.07 (33.42)
  4 Rodriguez, Byan  21 Penn State-MA     2:10.44    2:09.43 B       26  
    r:+0.74  29.13      1:01.91 (32.78)
        1:35.20 (33.29)     2:09.43 (34.23)
  5 Kopas, Emily M   19 Michigan-MI       2:10.03    2:09.48 B       25  
    r:+0.73  29.09      1:02.23 (33.14)
        1:35.47 (33.24)     2:09.48 (34.01)
  6 Sougstad, Emma   21 IOWA-IA           2:11.12    2:10.81 B       24  
    r:+0.74  29.83      1:02.89 (33.06)
        1:36.15 (33.26)     2:10.81 (34.66)
  7 McCann, Carolyn  20 Michigan-MI       2:11.62    2:12.22 B       23  
    r:+0.79  29.54      1:03.18 (33.64)
        1:37.50 (34.32)     2:12.22 (34.72)
  8 Vargo, Taylor K  21 Ohio State-OH     2:11.23    2:12.75 B       22  
    r:+0.68  29.55      1:02.58 (33.03)
        1:37.18 (34.60)     2:12.75 (35.57)