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


As the Ohio State women look primed to extend their lead in a huge meet for them so far, we’ll see big guns Maggie MacNeil (Michigan) in the 100 fly, Calypso Sheridan (Northwestern) in the 400 IM and Beata Nelson (Wisconsin) in the 100 back.

Meanwhile, the 200 free and 100 breast are just about anybody’s race; freshmen Cora Dupre (Indiana) and Hannah Bach (Ohio State) lead the two events, respectively, as freshmen and new faces to the A final will vie for titles with seasoned upperclassmen. The session will wrap up tonight with the 3-meter diving finals and the 200 free relay.


  1. Maggie MacNeil (Michigan) – 49.42
  2. Olivia Carter (Michigan) – 51.67
  3. Maddie Hart (Penn State) – 51.80

It was a Michigan 1-2 led by B1G record-holder Maggie MacNeil at 49.42, erasing her meet record and pool record. The sophomore was out to a scorching 23.13 at the first wall, then came back in a 26.29 to finish up with her 49.42, a good two seconds and change clear of anyone else.

UGA transfer Olivia Carter of Michigan touched at 51.67 for second, with Penn State’s Maddie Hart also going under 52 for third at 51.67.

Michigan also picked up the fourth-place slot as Vanessa Krause posted a 52.27, while Miriam Guevara was 52.34 for fifth. The Wolverines move ahead of Ohio State with that event.


  • 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)
  1. Calypso Sheridan (Northwestern) – 4:03.18
  2. Kathrin Demler (Ohio State) – 4:05.93
  3. Kristen Romano (Ohio State) – 4:07.72

This one was no contest for Northwestern’s Calypso Sheridan, who won by more than a body length with a 4:03.18. OSU collected the next two spots, as Kathrin Demler posted a 4:05.93 followed by a 4:07.72 from Kristen Romano.

Indiana’s Mackenzie Looze was 4:08.79, followed by Michigan’s Victoria Kwan at 4:09.92.

Molly Kowal of Ohio State rocked a 4:09.93 to claim the B-final win. OSU re-claims the team race lead with a huge event here, swinging into a 52-point lead. The Buckeyes and Wolverines are well ahead of the field with Indiana at a distance third, and Northwestern pulls further into fourth ahead of Minnesota.


  • B1G Record: 1:40.69, Siobhan Haughey (Michigan)
  • Meet Record: 1:41.57, Siobhan Haughey (Michigan)
  • Pool Record: 1:44.00, Lillie Hosack (Wisconsin)
  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 1:42.98
  • Defending Champion: Siobhan Haughey (Michigan)
  1. Cora Dupre (Indiana) – 1:43.61
  2. Georgia White (Ohio State) – 1:44.63
  3. Hannah Burvill (Iowa) – 1:45.36

Freshman Cora Dupre of Indiana set a new pool record and personal best to win the 200 free at 1:43.61 as OSU sophomore Georgia White was 1:44.63 for silver, a best time of her own. Dupre blew past a 1:45.27 previous best time from 2018, and White had been 1:45.09 in prelims, which had broken her old best of 1:46.69 from way back in 2016.

Iowa’s Hannah Burvill was third in 1:45.36, and her teammate Alyssa Fluit clocked a 1:45.82 for fourth.

On a 26.21 final 50, Autumn Haebig of Nebraska flew past the field for a B-final win at 1:44.95. That’s a best by over a full second and her first time drop since 2018.

OSU treks further into first place with another event coming up where they’re projected to out-score Michigan.


  • 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)
  1. Miranda Tucker (Michigan) – 58.15
  2. Emily Weiss (Indiana) – 58.78
  3. Lindsey Kozelsky (Minnesota) – 58.81

Miranda Tucker of Michigan, in her senior year after transferring out of Indiana a few years back, finally claims a B1G title. She took this one by a good margin, clocking a 58.15 to win it.

Emily Weiss, the IU freshman, was 58.78 for second. Lindsey Kozelsky, the Minnesota senior, finished in third with a 58.81.

Also going under 59 was Indiana’s Noelle Peplowski (58.91) after already swimming the 400 IM A-final and Northwestern’s Sophie Angus (58.96). After leading prelims with a 58.76 to tie the pool record, OSU freshman Hannah Bach faded to eighth here at 1:00.26 after going out in 26.83.


  1. Beata Nelson (Wisconsin) – 49.85
  2. Terka Grusova (Rutgers) – 52.31
  3. Emma Lepisova (Northwestern) – 52.36

Beata Nelson of Wisconsin clocked another 49-second performance, winning this race by a landslide in 49.85, just off of her meet and pool record from yesterday.

Rutgers’ Terka Grusova got to the wall second, posting a 52.31, followed by NU’s Emma Lepisova. A freshman, Lepisova came to college never having been under 55.0 in this race. She was 52.93 in prelims and now is starting to test the 52-second barrier.

Grusova actually out-split Nelson on the final 25, 13.13 to 13.15, as Nelson looks to have a lot more in the tank for NCAAs.

Krystal Lara was 52.36 for fourth in her double after racing the 200 free A-final; the Wildcats are now well ahead of Wisconsin and Minnesota and are a little over 100 points back of Indiana. OSU, once more, extends its lead into the triple digits.


  • B1G Record: 430.60, Sarah Bacon (Minnesota)
  • Meet Record: 430.60, Sarah Bacon (Minnesota)
  • Pool Record: 410.65, Bianca Alvarez (Ohio State)
  • Defending Champion: Sarah Bacon (Minnesota)
  1. Emily Bretscher (Purdue) – 356.75
  2. Joy Zhu (Minnesota) – 336.60
  3. Mackenzie Crawford (Ohio State) – 334.45

It was the same podium as the 1-meter final, but Emily Bretscher swapped a bronze for gold. The Purdue junior was strong on her final dive and claimed this one by a good margin, amassing 356.75 points for the win. Joy Zhu of Minnesota was second once again, scoring 336.60, while OSU freshman Mackenzie Crawford was just behind her in 334.45 for third.


  • B1G Record: 1:26.84, Michigan
  • Meet Record: 1:26.25, Michigan
  • Pool Record: 1:28.46, Wisconsin
  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 1:28.43
  • Defending Champion: Michigan

The Buckeye women were absolutely on fire tonight, and that culminated in a win here in the 200 free relay. They clocked a 1:27.57, clawing back into the race down the final two legs to surpass Michigan (1:27.87), who led with their best two legs in Maggie MacNeil (21.63) and Daria Pyshnenko (21.72).

Taylor Petrak was 22.18 leading off for OSU, and the rest were 21’s, with Freya Rayner (21.65), freshman Amy Fulmer (21.76) and Lucija Jurkovic-Perisa at 21.98 to blow by Michigan.

Indiana clocked a 1:28.37 for third, just getting under the ‘A’ cut, with Cora Dupre (21.85) and Grace Haskett (21.88) splitting 21’s in the middle.

NU was 1:28.70 for fourth, all going 22-lows led off by Calypso Sheridan at 22.11 for another school record for her. Their relay missed the A cut, but they took over a full second off of the school record there, too. Sheridan, individually, holds NU records now in the 50 free, 100 back, 200 back, 200 breast, 200 IM, and 400 IM.

Beata Nelson hit a lifetime best 21.93 leading off Wisconsin to a fifth-place finish at 1:29.21.


1. Ohio State University 1016
2. Michigan, University of 855
3. Indiana University 680
4. Northwestern University 580
5. University of Minnesota 473
6. Wisconsin, University of, Madi 453
7. Purdue University 388
8. Pennsylvania State University 365
9. Iowa, University of 316
10. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 248
11. Rutgers University 209
12. University of Illinois 163
13. Michigan State University 158

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2 years ago

all the haters of u of i salty bc they’re not even in last anymore. ILL babyyyy

Reply to  eb
2 years ago

Thanks to their diver.

Reply to  eb
2 years ago

I don’t think that second to last, only because of diving, is something to celebrate. Some real coaching changes need to happen to get that program up to B1G caliper. Whitman needs to evaluate this program, and fire Novitsky.

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Reply to  ILL
2 years ago

Iowa and Mich state, too. Shambles of programs.

2 years ago

Any word if something happened to Bach on that second 50 in the 100 BR? She was absolutely crushing it in the lead off and faded surprisingly quickly after the turn.

2 years ago

Just looked like she locked up. She will come back with the same grit tomorrow.

2 years ago

F in the chat for umich 🙁

Buckeye fan
2 years ago

Buckeyes are showing up!!

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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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