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.
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.
Bacon, Siwicki Compete in National Events
The Gophers had representation and USA Diving and USA Swimming events over the weekend.
Purdy Named Head Coach at Youngstown State
The longtime Gophers assistant was on staff for five women's Big Ten Championship team victories.
Gideon Louw Promoted to Associate Head Coach
Gophers sprinters have flourished under Louw's tutelage. He will take on additional roles this year.