2021 BIG TEN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS
- When: Tuesday, February 23rd to Saturday, February 27th | Prelims 11am | Finals 6:30pm (5pm Tuesday) CT
- Where: Minneapolis, MN (Central Time Zone) / Diving @ Purdue University
- Defending Champion: Ohio State (1x) (results)
- Live Results
- Streaming: Big Ten Network
- Championship Central
TEAM SCORES (FINAL)
- Ohio State – 1584
- Michigan – 1326.5
- Indiana – 1066.5
- Northwestern – 992
- Wisconsin – 749.5
- Minnesota – 555
- Nebraska – 542.5
- Iowa – 424
- Purdue – 414
- Penn State – 410
- Michigan State – 217
- Ilinois – 177
- Rutgers – 60
Ohio State rounded out an impressive weekend with a shiny new Big Ten title, their second-straight after a drought that had lasted over three decades.
On the final night of competition, all eyes were on the Indiana v. Northwestern battle for third, though. The Hoosiers had a strong showing in the mile, then matching the Wildcats in the pool events before IU’s dynamite diving group pushed them further out of reach.
Even two years since the graduation of World Record-holder and marquee Indiana breaststroker Lilly King, tonight’s 200 breast final showed that the Hoosiers are still carrying on a tradition of breaststroke.
Sophomore Emily Weiss lunged in for the 200 breast title tonight, clocking a 2:07.20 to slice a half-second off of her old best. She was joined on the podium by runner-up and teammate Noelle Peplowski at 2:07.61, while Mac Looze, daughter of head coach Ray Looze, took fourth in 2:08.62 to help stamp out any Wildcat rebellion there.
Looze, who swam the 200 fly at this meet last year, came into the meet with a lifetime best of 2:11.07.
RELAY SPLIT ANALYSIS
The 400 free relay was the final event of the 2021 Big Ten Women’s Championships, and Michigan got the job done, the only team to break 3:12. They had three 47 splits, the most of any team, and making up three of the five sub-48 splits in the field. Northwestern and Ohio State, meanwhile, each got one sub-48 split.
|Michigan||Maggie MacNeil||47.47 (lead-off)|
|Ohio State||Kit Kat Zenick||47.99|
|Ohio State||Taylor Petrak||48.13 (lead-off)|
|Ohio State||Amy Fulmer||48.17|
|Northwestern||Selen Ozbilen||48.57 (lead-off)|
|Ohio State||Kristen Romano||48.61|
|Indiana||Ashley Turak||48.74 (lead-off)|
|Wisconsin||Lillie Hosack||49.05 (lead-off)|
|Penn State||Madeleine Cooke||49.4|
|Penn State||Catherine Stanford||49.61 (lead-off)|
|Penn State||Elisabeth Gaspari||49.76|
|Minnesota||Jordan McGinty||49.97 (lead-off)|
|Purdue||Claire Abbasse||50.13 (lead-off)|
|Nebraska||Alexa Kucera||50.13 (lead-off)|
|Illinois||Lillian Olson||50.40 (lead-off)|
|Penn State||Abbie Amdor||50.44|
|Iowa||Sarah Schemmel||50.69 (lead-off)|
|Michigan State||Taylor Arnold||51.04|
|Michigan State||Abbey Neveling||51.11|
|Michigan State||Olivia Chick||51.23 (lead-off)|
|Michigan State||Taylor Contino||52.17|