Illinois sophomore Sara Jass won the 200 breast and 200 IM, setting a new pool record in the 200 IM. Nebraska swept both diving events.
Illinois hosted Iowa for a Big Ten women’s dual meet on Friday at the ARC Pool.
In a tightly contested Big Ten match-up, the Nebraska Huskers ultimately came out on top of the Fighting Illini by just 36 points.
The Fighting Illini took down the Iowa Hawkeyes in a two-day dual, as they won all but four events on the swimming side of the meet.
Illinois hosted Purdue for a Big Ten women’s dual meet on Saturday, falling to the Boilermakers in a 158.5-141.5 decision on their senior night.
In a two-day dual hosted by Florida International, the Illini overcame an eleven point deficit on day one to take the victory on day two.
Hayes’ previous best prior to yesterday stood at 1:06.51, a time which she had swum earlier this month.
World Champs Bronze medalist Leah Hayes made her debut at these Illinois Swimming State Championships, taking the women’s 100 breast in a new PB of 1:10.49.
Senior Madesyn Ronquillio won both backstroke events as Nebraska beat lllinois. Ronquillio was at Boise State for her first two years before trasnferring.
The win was monumental for the Illini, marking the program’s first Big Ten dual meet victory since October 12th, 2018, when they bested Michigan State.
Aimee Patterson has announced her decision to join the New South Intercollegiate Swim Conference Champions in the 2020-2021 season.
Irvine NOVA’s Lily Olson has announced she plans to swim for the University of Illinois beginning in the 2020-21 school year.