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.
Gophers Close 2016 Minnesota Challenge
The Golden Gophers tallied 35 personal records over the three-session meet.
Gophers Open Minnesota Challenge
Minnesota swimming and diving turned in six men's personal bests and four women's personal bests on the first night of the Minnesota Challenge.
Gophers to Host Minnesota Challenge
The Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center will host the 2016 Minnesota Challenge this Friday and Saturday.