2020 B1G Women’s Championships: Day 3 Prelims Live Recap


Day 3 (Friday AM) Heat Sheets

Team Scores After Day 2

1. Ohio State — 561
2. Michigan — 478
3. Indiana — 338
4. Wisconsin — 257
5. Northwestern — 242
6. Minnesota — 235
7. Purdue — 202
8. Iowa — 168
9. Penn State — 161
10. Nebraska — 158
11. Rutgers — 135
12. Michigan State — 111
13. Illinois — 108

While Ohio State leads Michigan by nearly 100 points after day 2, Wolverine Maggie MacNeil looks to be the heavy favorite in the 100 fly with her 49.26 NCAA record seed. Into the 400 IM, last year’s event runner-up Calypso Sheridan of Northwestern is seeded less than 2 seconds behind Ohio State top seed Kathrin Demler.

Iowa’s Hannah Burvill comes in as the only sub-1:45 time (1:44.92) in the 200 free. However, Wisconsin’s Lillie Hosack broke the Iowa pool record at 1:44.00 leading off the winning 800 free relay on Wednesday.

The first non-King B1G 100 breast champion will be crowned this evening, headlined by last year’s runner-up Michigan’s Miranda Tucker, #2 seed Lindsey Kozelsky of Minnesota, and IU freshman Emily Weiss. Looking to end both day 3 sessions will be Wisconsin senior Beata Nelson, who will aim to defend her B1G 100 back title.

100 Fly — Prelims

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Maggie MacNeil (Michigan)- 50.55 *pool record
  2. Madison Hart (Penn State)- 51.64
  3. Miriam Guevara (Northwestern)-  52.37
  4. Vanessa Krause (Michigan)- 52.50
  5. Olivia Carter (Michigan)- 52.59
  6. Kelsey Drake (Iowa)/Madison Ledwith (Penn State)- 53.30
  7. Tevyn Waddell (Minnesota)- 53.34

Breaking her own Iowa pool record by nearly a full second was Michigan sophomore Maggie MacNeil, clocking in a 50.55. More than a second behind MacNeil was Penn State’s Madison Hart (51.64), who was the second time under 52 seconds. Northwestern’s Miriam Guevara touched in for third at 52.37, just 0.13s faster than Michigan’s Vanessa Krause.

Michigan transfer Olivia Carter repped her new team well with her #5 seed at 52.59. The remaining qualifiers are seeded seven-tenths away from the competitive top 5.

400 IM — Prelims

  • B1G Record: 4:01.35, Calypso Sheridan (Northwestern)
  • Meet Record: 4:01.41, Allysa Vavra (Indiana)
  • Pool Record: 4:01.41, Allysa Vavra (Indiana)
  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 4:03.62
  • Defending Champion: Bailey Andison (Indiana)

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Calypso Sheridan (Northwestern)- 4:07.40
  2. Kathrin Demler (Ohio State)- 4:08.69
  3. Noelle Peplowski (Indiana)- 4:08.89
  4. Victoria Kwan (Michigan)- 4:09.58
  5. Mac Looze (Indiana)- 4:09.67
  6. Kristen Romano (Ohio State)- 4:10.16
  7. Bailey Kovac (Indiana)- 4:11.22
  8. Ally Larson (Northwestern)- 4:11.80

Big Ten record-holder Calypso Sheridan of Northwestern comes in as the top seed by over a second with a 4:07.40. Ohio State’s Kathrin Demler leads the remaining four women under the 4:10 barrier, including #3 seed Indiana’s Noelle Peplowski, who split a blistering 1:05.76 on the breast leg.

The other Ohio State Buckeye alongside Demler in the A-final was #6 seed Kristen Romano, meanwhile, two Buckeye sub-4:12 seeds missed the A-final. Joining IU Hoosier Peplowski are #5 seed Mac Looze and #7 seed Bailey Kovac. Northwestern’s Sheridan is also joined by #8 seed Ally Larson.

200 Free — Prelims

  • B1G Record: 1:40.69, Siobhan Haughey (Michigan)
  • Meet Record: 1:41.57, Siobhan Haughey (Michigan)
  • Pool Record: 1:44.00, Lilli Hosack (Wisconsin)
  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 1:42.98
  • Defending Champion: Siobhan Haughey (Michigan)

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Cora Dupre (Indiana)- 1:44.53
  2. Georgia White (Ohio State)- 1:45.09
  3. Krystal Lara (Northwestern)- 1:45.46
  4. Hannah Burvill (Iowa)- 1:45.59
  5. Chloe Hicks (Michigan)- 1:45.66
  6. Lucija Jurkovic-Perisa (Ohio State)- 1:45.67
  7. Maria Heitmann (Indiana)- 1:45.88
  8. Allyssa Fluit (Iowa)- 1:45.93

Breaking the 1:45-barrier for the top seed was IU Hoosier Cora Dupre. Joining Dupre in the middle lanes was Ohio State’s Georgia White, who will be accompanied by #6 seed teammate Lucija Jurkovic-PerisaMaria Heitmann of Indiana will also join teammate Dupre in the A-final, where she’s seeded 7th.

Behind Northwestern’s Krystal Lara are Iowa Hawkeyes #4 Hannah Burvill and #8 Allyssa Fruit while Michigan’s lone A-finalist is #5 seed Chloe Hicks.

Pool record-holder Lillie Hosack of Wisconsin could only manage 12th in prelims, clocking in a 1:46.44.

100 Breast — Prelims

  • B1G Record: 55.88, Lilly King (Indiana)
  • Meet Record: 55.88, Lilly King (Indiana)
  • Pool Record: 58.76, Emily McClellan (UW-Milwaukee)/Hannah Bach (Ohio State)
  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 58.60
  • Defending Champion: Lilly King (Indiana)

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Hannah Bach (Ohio State)- 58.76 *pool record
  2. Miranda Tucker (Michigan)- 58.84
  3. Emily Weiss (Indiana)- 59.02
  4. Sophie Angus (Northwestern)- 59.14
  5. Noelle Peplowski (Indiana)- 59.17
  6. Lindsey Kozelsky (Minnesota)- 59.30
  7. Hannah Brunzell (Northwestern)- 59.33
  8. Hanna Gresser (Ohio State)- 59.55

During the first circle-seeded heat, Ohio State’s Hannah Bach ran down Indiana’s Emily Weiss for the top seed and Iowa pool record at 58.76. Weiss’ time of 59.02 was good enough for third seed behind Michigan’s Miranda Tucker. After placing 3rd in the 400 IM, Indiana’s Noelle Peplowski swam a personal best of 59.17 to qualify 5th.

Northwestern will have #4 seed Sophie Angus and #7 seed Hannah Brunzell while #8 seed Hanna Gresser will swim in the top heat with Ohio State teammate Bach. Minnesota Gopher Lindsey Kozelsky qualified 6th into the final at 59.30, just 0.64s off her meet seed.

100 Back — Prelims

  • B1G Record: 49.18, Beata Nelson (Wisconsin)
  • Meet Record: 49.78, Beata Nelson (Wisconsin)
  • Pool Record: 51.95, Katharine Berkoff (USA)
  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 50.93
  • Defending Champion: Beata Nelson (Wisconsin)

Top 8 Qualifiers:

  1. Beata Nelson (Wisconsin)- 50.97
  2. Krystal Lara (Northwestern)- 52.60
  3. Grace Haskett (Indiana)- 52.77
  4. Rebekah Bradley (Ohio State)- 52.84
  5. Madison Hart (Penn State)- 52.90
  6. Tereza Grusova (Rutgers)/Emma Lepisova (Northwestern)- 52.93
  7. Emily Cook (Minnesota)- 53.12

Representing the Hoosiers with her A-final qualifying time of 52.77 was Grace Haskett. Penn State’s Madison Hart, Rutgers’ Tereza Grusova, and Minnesota’s Emily Cook also qualified into the A-final.

The final heat was re-swum due to the officials’ failure to recognize all swimmers being set on the wedges, prematurely starting when Northwestern’s Emma Lepisova was struggling with her wedge and not set yet. Lepisova, who a swam 54.14 despite starting late, pulled off a 52.93 in the re-swim to make the A-final. Her meet seed was a 53.88.

Wisconsin’s Hannah Lindsey and Ohio State’s Rebekah Bradley were the only swimmers to stop the race while the rest finished an unofficial 100 back swim. Lindsey, who was seeded at 54.49, later swam a 55.77, failing to qualify for finals. Bradley dropped from her meet seed of 53.06 to qualify 4th in the A-final at 52.84.

The event’s top 2 seeds, Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson and Northwestern’s Krystal Lara, swam just a hair faster during the first swim. After going 50.63 unofficially, Nelson swam the official top prelims time of 50.97. Lara swam an unofficial season best of 52.40 in the first swim and gained just two-tenths in the re-swim.

Michigan’s Mariell Venter swam 54.32 during the first swim, yet gained and swam a 54.45 in the re-swim. Her meet seed of 54.19 could have made the B-final, but both swims were only fast enough to C-final. Michigan’s top 2 swimmers in this event are seeded 14th and 15th after prelims.

Northwestern’s Nicole Aarts and Wisconsin’s Margaret Guanci were mildly affected, staying within two-tenths of their original seeds. Aarts is seeded 12th at 53.66 while Guanci is seeded 21st at 54.57.

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2 years ago

Our starters at high school meets are more consistent

Konner Scott
2 years ago

Northwestern is on fire!!

Joel Lin
Reply to  Konner Scott
2 years ago

Northwestern is having a great meet.

2 years ago

100 fly to make top 8 probably the slowest in the last 5+ years

Reply to  Scoob
2 years ago

It was slower than the last 3 years. Only took 53.83 to make top 8 in 2016.

Reply to  Braden Keith
2 years ago

Ah, an Olympic year too. Thanks!

Reply to  Scoob
2 years ago

Everyone has the impression that Olympic years lead to faster NCAA swimming. While there are lots of ways to chop up collegiate data to prove different things, we actually find lots of evidence that, on balance of depth (so not just the stars, but on totality), D1 swimming is slower in Olympic years.

2 years ago

oof they REALLY should have grabbed those swimmers

Reply to  frizzaly
2 years ago

What a mess! I hope they let whoever wants to re-swim to do so, but they don’t make everyone re-swim. How did the starter not see that one swimmer wasn’t in a starting position?

Reply to  frizzaly
2 years ago

They’ve really been rushing the backstroke starts the whole meet and it bit them in the a** this morning. Considering the swimmer that was having issues was in an end lane, there is zero reason this shouldn’t have been seen before the start. And if that wasn’t bad enough, there should’ve been WAY more effort to grab those swimmers besides yelling “stop”. Noise is noise in a race and when the stakes are this high there’s no way a swimmer’s going to stop short of someone jumping into the pool next to them. They ended up making everyone swim again, and while that is protocol for that scenario, it really sucks especially for those that would’ve made it back with… Read more »

Reply to  mickeymouse
2 years ago

Yeah I’m not sure why they didn’t have a rope in the middle of the pool to put down.

Brien Gerber
2 years ago

BIG day for the Cats!

2 years ago

Big Ten Day 3 heat sheets?

2 years ago

Don’t do it

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