Padington stole the show in the 200 free, running away with it in 1:46.85.
Mackenzie Padington could come up huge for Minnesota, as she comes down from British Columbia for her freshman year with the Gophers.
Cooper slammed down a lifetime best 25.38 to win the women’s 50 free.
The Michigan team took their second title in two years tonight at the conclusion of the Big Ten Women’s Swimming Championships
This morning, Kierra Smith set a pool record with 2:06.81 in the 200 breast.
The women of Minnesota took down the Big Ten record in the 200 medley relay to take the conference title tonight.
The Minnesota Challenge saw swimmers in all stages of shave and taper this weekend, as the college athletes took the chance to tune up for their upcoming conference meets.
American Record holder Kevin Cordes will be making his meet debut in this morning’s 100 breast.
The Indiana men dominated the relays on night 1, with their A and B teams both medaling in the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay.
Big Ten medalist Danielle Nack won 3 events throughout the weekend, including a sweep of the butterfly races.
Full Day 1 Results The Golden Gophers set a number of in-season and lifetime bests on the first day of…
Several freshman swimmers played a role in the team’s success, with 4 of them winning individual events.
Hepper is primarily a back/freestyler, and her current club training base is with AquaStorm in North Dakota.
Horn is already fast enough to have scored in the C-final of the 100 free at last season’s Big Ten Championships, so she’ll have an immediate scoring impact for the Gophers.
Interview Courtesy Minnesota Gophers The Minnesota Golden Gophers sit in 3rd place after 3 days of the 2016 Big Ten…