Michigan looks set to take the Big ten title back after getting dethroned by IU last year.
The Rutgers A squad was led off by Terka Grusova in a new 100 backstroke season best of 52.95
After one day of competition, Rutgers holds a slim 9 point lead over Nebraska heading into Day 2, despite Nebraska winning 5 of 9 events today.
Villanova was down going into the final relay, and they found themselves behind going into the anchor legs. Then, Millicent Routledge dove in.
Terka Grusova was named Swimmer of the Week while Sofia Chichaikina was awarded Top Freshman as Rutgers swept the Big Ten’s weekly awards.
The Rutgers 200 free relay, which featured 3 freshmen, broke a Pool Record and very-nearly a School Record on Friday in Piscataway.
Eight Rutgers swimmers and their coaches are heading overseas to Sweden for the 2019 Swim Open Stockholm from Friday, April 12 to Monday, April 15.
Senior Vera Koprivova made history on Friday at the Big Ten Championships, earning Rutgers’ first ever swimming medal at the conference meet by claiming bronze in the 100-yard backstroke in a school record 51.83 seconds.
Jenny Ma swept the breaststroke events for Princeton.
Rutgers swimming and diving continued their multiple day lead over their competition for the win at the Rutgers Invitational, including a school and pool record in the 200 backstroke by Vera Koprivova and a pool record in the 200 butterfly by Francesca Stoppa.
Rutgers swimming and diving posted three event victories during Friday’s finals session at the Rutgers Invitatonal, highlighted by freshman Terka Grusova’s pool record in the 100-yard backstroke.
In the end, the Spartans could have secured the win if not for their winning A 200 medley relay getting DQ’d in the first event of the meet, instead handing the event victory to Rutgers.