2018 Women’s B1G Championships: Day 3 Prelims Live Recap

2018 WOMEN’S B1G TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Day three kicks off with the 100 fly, followed by the 400 IM, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and the 3 meter diving prelims.

100 FLY PRELIMS

  • Big Ten Record: Gia Dalesandro, Indiana – 50.45 (2017)
  • Defending Champion: Gia Dalesandro, Indiana – 50.45
  1. Liz Li (Ohio State) – 51.37
  2. Christine Jensen (Indiana) – 51.67
  3. Danielle Nack (Minnesota) – 51.78
  4. Shelby Koontz (Indiana) – 52.42
  5. Madison Hart (Penn State)/Vanessa Krause (Michigan) – 52.71
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  7. Taite Kitchel (Purdue) – 52.91
  8. Emma Cleason (Michigan) – 53.06

Ohio State’s Liz Li posted the top time of the morning, going 51.37 to lead two other women under 52 seconds.

Christine Jensen of Indiana was 51.67 to take the 2nd spot in the final tonight, with Danielle Nack of Minnesota at 51.78 to take third.

Michigan got two women up in the A final with Vanessa Krause tied for sixth (52.71) and Emma Cleason at 8th (53.06), while Indiana got another swimmer in with Shelby Koontz at fourth (52.42).

400 IM PRELIMS

  • Big Ten Record: Alyssa Vavra, Indiana – 4:01.41 (2012)
  • Defending Champion: Brooke Zeiger, Minnesota – 4:02.71
  1. Meg Bailey (Ohio State) – 4:07.02
  2. Ally McHugh (Penn State) – 4:09.86
  3. Rose Bi (Michigan) – 4:09.90
  4. Kristen Romano (Ohio State) – 4:09.92
  5. Brooke Zeiger (Minnesota) – 4:09.99
  6. Molly Kowal (Ohio State) – 4:10.17
  7. Calypso Sheridan (Northwestern) – 4:10.18
  8. Samantha Lisy (Indiana) – 4:11.05

Meg Bailey led the charge in the 400 IM this morning, posting a time of 4:07.02 to lead all prelims swimmers in the 400 IM. Bailey, a senior at Ohio State, was one of three Buckeyes to qualify for tonight’s A final. Kristen Romano was 4th (4:09.92) and Molly Kowal 6th (4:10.17).

Ally McHugh was the first in a slew of 4:09’s, as the Penn State junior posted a 4:09.86 for the 2nd seed going into the A final. Michigan’s Rose Bi was 4:09.90 for third.

Notably, Northwestern got an A finalist here with Australian freshman Calypso Sheridan, who swam a 4:10.18 this morning to take 7th going into tonight.

200 FREE PRELIMS

  1. Gabby Deloof (Michigan) – 1:43.82
  2. Siobhan Haughey (Michigan) – 1:44.02
  3. Catherine Deloof (Michigan) – 1:44.62
  4. Kennedy Goss (Indiana) – 1:44.68
  5. Kaersten Meitz (Purdue) – 1:45.23
  6. G Ryan (Michigan) – 1:45.30
  7. Chantal Nack (Minnesota) – 1:45.42
  8. Abby Jagdfeld (Wisconsin) – 1:45.57

It was all Michigan in this 200 freestyle, as they went 1-2-3 and took four out of the eight possible A final slots.

Gabby Deloof and Catherine Deloof sandwiched Siobhan Haughey as the Deloof sisters went 1:43.82 and 1:44.62, respectively, with Haughey’s 1:44.02 nestled in between. G Ryan will also race in the A final tonight after a 1:45.30 showing.

Kennedy Goss was another sub-1:45 swimmer this morning, putting up a 1:44.68 to take the fourth spot in the A final tonight.

100 BREAST PRELIMS

  • Big Ten Record: Lilly King, Indiana – 56.30 (2017)
  • Defending Champion: Lilly King, Indiana – 56.30
  1. Lilly King (Indiana) – 57.47
  2. Lindsey Kozelsky (Minnesota) – 58.02
  3. Miranda Tucker (Michigan) – 59.26
  4. Rachel Munson (Minnesota) – 59.63
  5. Jinq En Phee (Purdue) – 59.66
  6. Emily Kopas (Michigan) – 59.85
  7. Samantha Yeo (Michigan) – 1:00.46
  8. Hanna Gresser (Ohio State) – 1:00.47

Six women broke the minute mark this morning in the 100 breast, led by Lilly King‘s 57.47.

King, along with Minnesota’s Lindsey Kozelsky, were a cut above the rest of the field. Kozelsky was 2nd this morning in 58.02, well ahead of third place Miranda Tucker of Michigan (59.26). Kozelsky’s teammate Rachel Munson will join her in the A final after her 59.63 this morning, while Emily Kopas (59.85) and Samantha Yeo (1:00.46) keep things moving for Michigan.

100 BACK PRELIMS

  • Big Ten Record: Beata Nelson, Wisconsin – 49.78 (2018)
  • Defending Champion: Tevyn Waddell, Minnesota – 52.09
  1. Beata Nelson (Wisconsin) – 50.57
  2. Ali Rockett (Indiana) – 51.57
  3. Clara Smiddy (Michigan) – 52.08
  4. Katie Coughlin (Wisconsin) – 52.23
  5. Taylor Garcia (Michigan) – 52.46
  6. Jessica Unicomb (Wisconsin) – 52.51
  7. Rebekah Bradley (Ohio State) – 52.56
  8. Tevyn Waddell (Minnesota) – 52.60

Beata Nelson was a full second ahead of the next-best competitor this morning with a 50.57, and she’ll take a crack at her B1G record 49.78 tonight in the final as the heavy favorite. Her teammate Katie Coughlin was 52.23 for 4th this morning.

Ali Rockett of IU was 2nd in 51.57, followed by Michigan’s Clara Smiddy (52.08).

3 METER DIVING PRELIMS

  • Big Ten Record: Christina Loukas, Indiana – 437.75 (2009)
  • Defending Champion: Yu Zhou, Minnesota – 413.65

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Eric jernberg

where are the heat sheets for this meet

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Wisconsin is BACKSTROKE U

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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