Feb. 2, 2013
After the final day of the Quad Duals, the No. 16 University of Minnesota women’s swimming and diving team remains undefeated. The Gophers took down No. 19 Wisconsin, 210-143, No. 25 Purdue, 268-85, and Illinois, 291-62.
Kierra Smith led the Gophers with two victories on the day. The freshman won the 400 IM with a time of 4:22.51 as well as the 200 breast at 2:14.49. Haley Spencer came in second in the 200 breast behind Smith with a time of 2:16.37.
In the 100 fly, sophomore Becca Weiland claimed the title with a time of 53.77. Kiera Janzen also earned a victory for the Gophers in the 500 free, touching the wall at 4:51.50.
The Gophers remained on top in the diving events for the weekend. Sarah McCrady earned first-place in 1-meter diving with a 297.85 while Jessica Ramberg finished in second with a score of 288.25.
Minnesota earned second-place honors in both relays on the day. The 200 free relay, made up of Weiland, Lauren Votava, Erin Caflisch and Tess Behrens finished with a time of 1:32.17. The 400 free relay, made up of Votava, Caflisch, Jessica Plant and Tori Simenec came in second at 3:20.92.
The Gophers host the Minnesota Challenge next weekend at the University Aquatic Center.