Half of the top eight in the 100 free are freshmen, the entire top eight is seated under 48.00, which makes for one very fast event.
The Golden Gophers won the conference at home on a big final night that saw conference records from Wisconsin’s Ivy Martin and Indiana’s Gia Dalesandro.
Ivy Martin and Alyson Ackman were 48-low in prelims, making for a great finals showdown tonight. Indiana qualified 10 A finalists in trying to cut down Minnesota’s big team lead.
Lindsay Vrooman defended her 500 free title with a giant final 100, but her Hoosiers trail Minnesota by over 47 after two days.
Kiera Janzen of Minnesota is the #2 overall seed in the 500 free heading into tonight.
Duke senior breaststroker Christine Wixted will have more than individual events to swim at this year’s NCAA Championships, as the Blue Devils have qualified their first ever women’s relay for the meet.
Minnesota will look to three-peat this weekend at the 2014 Big Ten Championships. Kiera Janzen is key for the Gophers, and will take part in one of the more anticipated races of the weekend, the 500 freestyle.
Indiana sophomore Haley Lips has dropped the 200 fly from her Big Ten schedule, and will instead swim the 1650 free on the meet’s final day.
Ohio State grabs three of six Big Ten weekly awards, Minnesota’s Keefer wins 15th Diver of Week honor
The intense Ohio State-Michigan rivalry dual meets produced four of the six weekly Big Ten award-winners, with the Buckeyes taking three of those honors. In addition, Minnesota’s Maggie Keefer won Diver of the Week for the 15th time in her career.
CJ Smith and Kiera Janzen combined to dominate the distance events for the Golden Gophers in the two-day triangular at Purdue.
Virginia picks up 11 wins on Day 2, yet the Virginia Tech men get their first dual win against UVA since 1981.
The women of UVA and men of Virginia Tech take the reigns on day one.
Purdue had a share of all three conference awards after beating Michigan and Michigan State on consecutive nights to remain undefeated.
The 6th-ranked USC men rode relay prowess to a win over Wisconsin, while the #6 Trojan women won 13 of 15 events to down the #20 Badger women.
Kasey Carlson won an extremely tight race over Arizona’s Margo Geer in the 100 free.