After a loss against Indian, the Wisconsin men (181.5-117.5) and women (183-117) both defeated conference foes Northwestern on the road.
The Badger women got the meet started on the right foot with a 1-2 finish in the 200-yard medley relay. The A team of Jessica Unicomb, Marissa Berg, Annie Tamblyn and Emmy Sehmann touched in 1:42.32, just splits ahead of teammates on the B team (1:42.63).
Junior Danielle Valley was a triple winner for the Badgers, winning the 200-yard free (1:49.50), 400-yard IM (4:21.02) and the 500-yard free in 4:47.66 which is a NCAA B cut and the 10th fastest time in program history.
The Badgers earned valuable points in the 100-yard fly with 1-2-3 finishes from Dana Grindall, who touched in a NCAA B cut qualifying time of 54.49, followed by Tamblyn (56.22) and Ariana Saghafi (56.63).
Unicomb also swam a NCAA B cut, winning the 100-yard backstroke in 54.60. Her teammates Anna Meinholz and Maria Carlson went 1-2 in the 100-yard breast in times of 1:03.56 and 1:03.78 respectively. Jenny Holtzen also picked up a victory for the Badgers, winning the 200-yard breast in a season best time of 2:17.94.
Lauren Abruzzo took the first victory for the Wildcats, winning the 1000-yard free in 10:09.31, 9 seconds off of her previous 2015-16 season best. Her teammates Mary Warren and Annika Winsnes also earned first place points, winning the 50-yard free (23.39) and 100-yard free (50.60) respectively. Wildcat Lacey Locke touched first in the 200-yard backstroke in a season bedtime of 2:00.42.
The Badgers also dominated the 200-yard free relay with the A team of Unicom, Chase Kinney, Tamblyn and Berg touching in 1:31.78, ahead of Badgers B team (1:34.19) and Wildcats A team (1:34.20).
The Badgers started the meet with a victory in the 200-yard medley relay, the A team of Brett Pinfold, Jake Mandli, Harrison Tran and Cannon Clifton touched in a time of 1:29.80. Pinfold took an individual win in the 200-yard backstroke, finishing in 1:47.03, 5 seconds ahead of the field. Mandli was a double winner for the Badgers, finishing the 100-yard and 200-yard breast in times of 56.64 and 2:03.96 respectively. Tran dominated the 200-yard butterfly, finishing 3 seconds ahead of the field (1:49.54), but fell short in the 100-yard fly, finishing 2nd in 48.82. Clifton, also an individual double winner, went on to win both the 200-yard freestyle in 1:38.58 and the 100-yard butterfly in 48.54, which is the 9th fastest time in program history.
Nathan Mueller and Josh Anderson were both first place finishers for Wisconsin. Mueller touched first in the 500-yard free in 4:32.50 and Anderson won the 400-yard IM in the 10th fastest time Badgers history; 3:56.03.
Andrew Cramer and Almong Olshtein were both double winners for the Wildcats. Cramer finished first on both the 1m (320.25) and 3m (343.65) boards and Olshtein won the 50-yard free (20.61) and tied for first in the 100-yard free (46.18) with Badgers sprinter Ryan Barsanti. Freshman teammate Carter Page also earned first place points, winning the 1000-yard free in 9:27.36.
The final relay (200-yard free) was won by the Badgers A team of Clifton, Pinfold, Barsanti and Ryan Stack, who finished in 1:22.56, which is the 6th fastest time ever done by the Badgers.