Kierra Smith

5-up 200 back powers big prelims session for Indiana – Big Ten Day 4 Up/Downs, Scoring preview

Ray Looze’s bunch have about 50 points to make up, but lead the Big Ten in A and B finalists heading into the final night of the 2015 Big Ten Championships.

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6 Big Things from Day 3 of the Women’s Big Ten Championships: O Canada, freshman flurry & more

O Canada! Minnesota’s Kierra Smith is one of a number of Canadians currently dominating the Big Ten Conference Championship.

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Minnesota expands lead, Indiana makes day 3 run at 2015 Women’s Big Tens – Friday scoring update

Minnesota freshman Brooke Zeiger blew out the 400 IM field to help Minnesota pad its points lead despite a 100 backstroke deficiency. The Gophers lead by 47 with one day to go.

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2015 Women’s Big Ten Championships: Snodgrass dominant, but Gophers expand lead at day 3 finals

IU’s Brooklynn Snodgrass was unstoppable, winning a big 100 back battle, but a Hoosier 400 medley relay DQ wiped out her other big swim and let the Golden Gophers expand their points lead.

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Top 10 In-Season NCAA Performances

Already this season she is within one second of that mark (1:40.31), and swimming faster in the event than she was last year. Going into the meet last season the American record was 1:41.21. Now, she’s swimming times like that in-season which is what puts this swim on this list.

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2015 Big Ten Women’s Championships Fan Guide: Minnesota Looks for 4th Straight Title

Kierra Smith (above) had a breakout summer competing for Canada, just missing a medal in the 200m breast at the Pan Pacific Games. She’ll be a star for the Minnesota Gophers this championship season.

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Gophers Smith, Hoosiers Snodgrass share B1G Swimmer of the Week award in preview of conference showdown

Oh, Canada! Two swimmers from the Great White North shared the women’s swimmer of the week title this week, and their teams will clash for the Big Ten title in just a few weeks.

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Gophers Triumph Over NU and Purdue After Day Two of B1G Clash

Kierra Smith was untouchable in the 200 breast as the Gopher men and women held their leads in this B1G clash.

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CJ Smith Topples Wilimovsky and Kierra Smith Wins Twice as Gophers Lead Purdue and NU After Day One of B1G Triple Dual

Kierra Smith was a double winner for the Minnesota women, who hold big leads over Purdue and Northwestern.

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Minnesota, Michigan double up on Big Ten weekly honors behind Smith, Bosch

Defending Big Ten champs Michigan (men) and Minnesota (women) combined to take the brunt of the conference’s weekly awards, with Purdue earning the final nod.

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Ipsen’s Pool Record Helps NC State Take Lead Over Minnesota After Day One

The NC State Wolfpack lead Minnesota on both the men’s and women’s sides after Day One.

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Big Ten Breaststroke Champion Kierra Smith Planning 2016 Olympic Redshirt

Big Ten breaststroke champion Kierra Smith is planning to take an “Olympic redshirt” season between her junior and senior years at…

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Nunan takes 200 free in debut, Minnesota wins 25 of 28 races in rout of Hawaii

Freshman Brooke Zeiger continued to build her impressive resume, winning three races against Hawaii.

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RACE VIDEO: Kanako Watanabe wins 200 Breaststroke World Championships scm

Race Video is courtesy of Universal Sports Network, a SwimSwam partner.

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Short Course World Championships Day Five Prelims Live Recap

Rikke Moeller Pedersen’s 200 Breaststroke, an event she holds the met record in SCM and the world record in LCM, will be one of the highlight races of the final day of competition at Short Course Worlds.

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