2020 WOMEN’S B1G CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Swimming & Diving
- When: Wednesday, February 19th to Saturday, February 22nd | Prelims 11am | Finals 6:30pm (6pm Saturday)
- Where: Campus Recreation & Wellness Center, Iowa City, Iowa (Central Time Zone)
- Defending Champion: Indiana University Hoosiers (1x) (results)
- Live Results
- Streaming: Big Ten Network
- Championship Central: here
- Fan Guide
- Estimated NCAA Invite Times
- NCAA ‘A’ Cuts
Michigan sophomore Maggie MacNeil dropped the fastest 50 back by a female swimmer in history tonight. Leading off Michigan’s 200 medley relay to kick off the 2020 B1G Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, MacNeil unleashed a 23.05, taking down the previous best swim ever, a 23.36 from Cal alumna Rachel Bootsma.
Last year at NCAAs, Mizzou’s Haley Hynes was 23.52 in prelims and 23.66 in finals, though nobody else was under 23.8. Tonight, MacNeil was nearly a full second better than the rest of the field.
MacNeil, in only her second yards season ever, is quickly becoming one of the most prolific yards sprinters in history. As for Michigan’s medley relay lineup, butterfly transfer Olivia Carter was left off of this one; she was 23.57 on Georgia’s medley relay last year at NCAAs, but Claire Maiocco was 23.64 just now for Michigan. Carter, meanwhile, is a strong freestyler and is probably being saved for the other four relays.
Top 2020 B1G Medley Relay Splits: