Gopher Blog: B1G Session II


Feb. 20, 2014

Session II Prelim Results Get Acrobat Reader

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Preliminaries began this Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m. at the University Aquatic Center.

500 Free Prelims

Distance freestyle, a strength of the Gophers, started day two of the 2014 Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. Gopher sophomore Samantha Harding will be seeded first going into `A' final with a time of 4:38.05. She was followed this morning by teammate Kiera Janzen who swam a 4:39.77. Indiana's Vrooman holds the B1G Record (4:35.41) and will go into the `A' final tonight seeded fourth.

Freshman Maddie Hoch swam a 4:56.88 in the prelim to qualify for the `B' final tonight. She will be joined with Jessica Plant and will have the opportunity to score points.

200 IM Prelims

Junior Tori Simenec finished fourth in this morning's 200 IM preliminary (1:58.16). Simenec and Kierra Smith, who swam a 1:58.98 advance to tonight's `A' final.

Freshman Breanne Siwicki qualified for the 200 IM `B' final with a time of 1:59.59.

50 Free Prelims

Becca Weiland had a 22.21 in the 50-yard freestyle prelim, taking second. She will be joined in the `A' final with senior Erin Caflisch (22.53) who is in fifth, and Blake Zeiger (22.58) who is seeded sixth. 

In the `B' final, senior Tess Behrens will race for points after swimming a 22.79 this morning.

Junior Heidi Busack and freshman Abigail Raatz will be in tonight's `C' final.

Current scores remain from last night's final heats with Minnesota (72) just behind Indiana (74).

Make sure to stay warm and out of the Minnesota snow by joining us at tonight's finals beginning at 6:30 p.m. Ticket information can be found here.





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