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2014 W. NCAA Picks: 200 breast could be a barn-burner with Reaney, Larson & co.

The marquee matchup pits American record-holder Emma Reaney of Notre Dame against the woman whose record she broke just a few weeks ago, Texas A&M’s Breeja Larson. But a tough field should make this more than a 2-horse race.

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2014 Big Ten Women’s Championships: Minnesota three-peats on Kierra Smith 200 breast win

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.

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2014 Big Ten Women’s Championships: Ivy Martin 48.0 on day 3 prelims, will showdown with Ackman

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.

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Minnesota Uses Diving, Depth to Pull Away From Indiana on Day 3 of 2014 Big Ten Championships

Minnesota’s Becca Weiland will look to defend her 100 fly title, but it won’t be an easy go for her with Gia Dalesandro and Mckenzie Powers swimming well in prelims.

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Minnesota Makes a Statement With 12 “A-Finalists” in 5 Events on Friday

Indiana needs a second-straight big performance from their backstrokers, led by Brooklynn Snodgrass, to keep pace with Minnesota on Friday.

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2014 Women’s Big Ten Championship Fan Guide: Minnesota Looks To Repeat, But Will Be Challenged

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.

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Minnesota beats back Boilermakers, Badgers in Big Ten triangular

CJ Smith and Kiera Janzen combined to dominate the distance events for the Golden Gophers in the two-day triangular at Purdue.

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After tight first day, Golden Gophers roar back to big wins over NC State

The Golden Gopher men and women combined for 9 straight wins to close the meet in dominating fashion over a fired-up NC State squad that put up huge performances on the road.

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Jean Freeman Invite wraps up with multiple Minnesota wins, Gustavus school records

Minnesota competed in honor of former coach Jean Freeman, who passed away in 2010.

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Romano, Dwyer top money-earners on Arena Grand Prix circuit after Minneapolis

Megan Romano leads all money-earners after one stop of the Arena Grand Prix circuit, taking in a neat $2000 for four wins in Minneapolis. The top earner on the men’s side is Conor Dwyer, who picked up $1600 for two wins and two second places.

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Adam Brown Just Out-Touches Fellow Auburn Alum Cesar Cielo to Close Minneapolis Grand Prix

Adam Brown and Cesar Cielo went nose-to-nose in the 100 free from the outside lanes, and Brown came away with the narrowest of victories. (Photo Courtesy: Greg Davis)

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14-Year Old Ashlyn Schoof Takes Top Seed in 200 Back at Prelims of Minneapolis Grand Prix

Day 3’s preliminary session at the 2013 Minneapolis Grand Prix featured a 14-year old breakout backstroker having another good swim.

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Cielo Goes 19.2 in 50 Yard Free in Day 2 Prelims of 2013 Minneapolis Grand Prix

Cesar Cielo, the fastest man ever in the 50 yard free, looked the part in prelims of the 2013 Minneapolis Grand Prix

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Agnel Takes Top Seed in 200 Free; Minnesota Women Look Very Good on Day 1 Prelims in Minneapolis

Minnesota’s Kiera Janzen looked very good in the first session of the 2013 Minneapolis Grand Prix.

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Host Wisconsin Falls to Cross-Border Rival Minnesota

Kiera Janzen of Minnesota won three events as Minnesota Men’s and Women’s swim and dive teams defeated their southern neighbors, Wisconsin, in a two-day dual meet between Big Ten conference rivals.

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