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.
O Canada! Minnesota’s Kierra Smith is one of a number of Canadians currently dominating the Big Ten Conference Championship.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kierra Smith was untouchable in the 200 breast as the Gopher men and women held their leads in this B1G clash.
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.
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.
The NC State Wolfpack lead Minnesota on both the men’s and women’s sides after Day One.
Big Ten breaststroke champion Kierra Smith is planning to take an “Olympic redshirt” season between her junior and senior years at…
Freshman Brooke Zeiger continued to build her impressive resume, winning three races against Hawaii.
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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.