Phoebe Bacon’s 1:51 200 Back Highlights Wisconsin’s Win Over Illinois, Badger Men Beat Northwestern

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Phoebe Bacon’s 1:51 200 Back Highlights Wisconsin’s Win Over Illinois, Badger Men Beat Northwestern

The Wisconsin Badgers hosted another Big Ten meet where the men’s team topped Northwestern and the women’s team split with a win against Illinois and a loss to No. 22 Northwestern.

Wisconsin Press Release

The final scores for the women’s swim and dive team was Wisconsin 243.0 to Illinois 57 and Northwestern 200.5 to Wisconsin 99.5. The dual meet between Northwestern and Wisconsin resulted in a 156.5 to 143.5 win for the Badger men’s swim and dive team.

Phoebe Bacon had another stellar performance this weekend. The freshman won three individual events including the 100 Backstroke (51.76), 200 Backstroke (1.51.63) and the 200 IM (1.57.26).

On the men’s side for swimming, Josh Dannhauser also won his individual events. He took first in the 1000 Free (9.00.38) and the 500 Free (4.23.70).

Tazman Abramowicz made his name known in the diving well today. He swept all three events taking first in the 1M (343.60), 3M (349.05) and the Platform (410.70).

The men’s and women’s swim and dive teams will depart Madison next to compete in the Big Ten Championships.

  • Women’s Swimming: February 23-27 at Minnesota
  • Men’s Swimming: March 2-6 at Ohio State
  • Women’s and Men’s Diving: 24-27 at Purdue

Illinois Press Release

The University of Illinois swimming and diving team fell on Saturday afternoon to Wisconsin (243-57) and Northwestern (251-49) in a double dual meet in Madison, Wisconsin. The Fighting Illini finished the day with 10 individual career best times, including junior Abigail Cabush breaking the school record in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:47.90.

“I thought the team today did a great job,” said head coach Sue Novitsky. “We went up against two extremely talented teams from the Big Ten. Our goal was to go in there and focus on ourselves and to step up and compete. Sidney Kennedy got the team rolling with a college-best in the 1000 freestyle. Abby Cabush followed that up with a school record in the 200 freestyle. All the way through the meet we had girls beating their personal bests. I was proud of the way we were not intimidated by a couple of the best teams in the conference.”

Cabush broke the previous school record for the 200 freestyle which was held by Barbie Viney (1:47.96) on Feb. 8, 2007.