Feb. 20, 2014
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While the winter storm continued throughout Minneapolis, session three of the 2014 Women's Swimming and Diving Championships continued inside the University Aquatic Center. Tonight's events included the finals of the 200-yard freestyle relay, 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard IM, 50-yard freestyle, and one-meter diving.
200 Free Relay
The duo of Janzen and Harding were unable to fight off B1G record holder Vrooman from Indiana for first. Sophomore Samantha Harding took second with a 4:38.06. Junior Kiera Janzen swam a 4:42.21 for fourth place.
Manitoba's Athlete of the Year represented to Gophers in the consolation heat of the 200 IM. Breanne Siwicki finished with a time of 2:00.47 for 13th place.
1 Meter Diving
2013's Big Ten Diver of the Championships, Maggie Keefer took second in the one-meter diving event. She had a 339.05, around one point better than her first place score last year. Sarah McCrady and Lexi Tenenbaum finished in 11th and 12th place respectively. The divers will be competing in the three-meter and platform events in the days to come.
The current standings have Minnesota in first place with 258 points, followed by Indiana with 211 points in second place.
Tomorrow continues with day three of the 2014 Championships. Prelims begin at 11:00 a.m. CT and include the 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, and three-meter diving. Finals will begin tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. again and will also feature the 400 medley relay.
Three Gophers Earn B1G Weekly Awards
Zhou, Barnard and Horejsi have each won multiple conference honors this season.
CollegeSwimming Honors Zeiger
The Gophers junior won two Winter Nationals titles and set a Big Ten record last weekend.
Smith, Maly Head to the Short Course Worlds
Seniors Kierra Smith and Jakub Maly head to Windsor, Ontario to compete for their respective countries.