Ally McHugh Sets B1G Record, Claims First Title for Penn State Since 2014

2018 WOMEN’S B1G TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

It has been almost a quarter-century since a woman from Penn State won a Big Ten title in the 1650.

Regan Stacey was last to do it in 1994, but that streak came to an end in impressive fashion today.

Ally McHugh, a US National Team member and 2017 World University Games Medalist, won the 1650 in 15:43.34, taking down G Ryan‘s 15:44.93 meet record in the process.

With 29-lows, she trailed Michigan’s Bi Yirong until about the 700, then put down consistent 28-lows and mids to pull away substantially from the field.

McHugh’s time ranks second only to Katie Ledecky’s 15:03.31 in the country this year; Yirong’s second-place 15:51.18 ranks third.

Check out her full splits below:

        27.22               56.35 (29.13)
        1:25.45 (29.10)     1:54.76 (29.31)
        2:24.07 (29.31)     2:53.27 (29.20)
        3:22.43 (29.16)     3:51.58 (29.15)
        4:20.70 (29.12)     4:49.77 (29.07)
        5:18.65 (28.88)     5:47.38 (28.73)
        6:16.01 (28.63)     6:44.62 (28.61)
        7:13.33 (28.71)     7:41.91 (28.58)
        8:10.56 (28.65)     8:39.08 (28.52)
        9:07.71 (28.63)     9:36.29 (28.58)
       10:04.76 (28.47)    10:33.19 (28.43)
       11:01.43 (28.24)    11:29.82 (28.39)
       11:58.03 (28.21)    12:26.49 (28.46)
       12:54.93 (28.44)    13:23.34 (28.41)
       13:51.75 (28.41)    14:20.11 (28.36)
       14:48.14 (28.03)    15:16.26 (28.12)    15:43.34 (27.08)


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Guy
2 years ago

That’s the photo you pic for the article?

TAK
Reply to  Guy
2 years ago

It is jarring when swim swam uses stock photos featuring strokes that do not relate to the event being reported on.

Dee
2 years ago

“Only second to Katie Ledecky’s 15.03”

Spat out my drink and had to double take. Who leads rankings by 40 seconds!!

Props to McHugh, metronomic swimming.

DutchWomen
2 years ago

Per the photo caption….Penn State vs. Penn. It was Penn State’s..not Penn’s.

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Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majored in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swam distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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