Gopher Blog: B1G Session III
Becca Weiland took 2nd in the 50 Free (22.27)

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 relay team of Becca Weiland, Blake Zeiger, Erin Caflisch, and Tess Behrens took second place in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:28.86. The team finished strong, behind Wisconsin's relay team.

500 Free

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.

Freshman Maddie Hoch powered through the consolation heat of the 500 free finishing 9th place, 1st in the heat, with a time of 4:45.07. Teammate Jessica Plant swam a 4:45.98.

200 IM

Sophomore Kierra Smith took fourth place in the finals with a time of 1:57.86. Tori Simenec swam her 200 IM for sixth (158.15).



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.

50 Free

Becca Weiland took second behind Wisconsin's Ivy Martin with a time of 22.27 in the 50 freestyle. Teammates Erin Caflisch and Blake Zeiger tied for seventh place, both swimming a 22.73.

In the consolation heat, senior Tess Behrens took eleventh a 22.82. Gophers Heidi Busack and Abigail Raatz competed in the `C' final.

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. 


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