Records, Titles on Day 3 of B1G Swim and Dive Championships
Feb. 21, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Sophomore Brooklynn Sndograss successfully defended her 100 backstroke title, and school records were set in the 400 medley relay and 100 butterfly on day three of the Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championships in Minneapolis, Minn.
Host Minnesota leads the standings with 526 points. The Hoosiers are second with 397, followed by Penn State (314), Michigan (272) and Ohio State (261) in the top five.
Snodgrass, Bronwyn Pasloski, Gia Dalesandro and Kait Flederbach combined to smash the old school and Big Ten record in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:30.30. Kate Fesenko, Sarah Stockwell, Donna Smailis and Margaux Farrell set the old mark of 3:31.26 in 2009.
Snodgrass led off the group with a 51.66 in the 100 backstroke, just off her personal best of 51.52. Pasloski and Dalesandro maintained a two-second lead through the breaststroke (59.18) and butterfly (51.43), with Flederbach bringing the title home in 48.03.
Indiana has set new school records in three of four relays swum so far this meet (200 medley relay, 200 freestyle relay).
Dorina Szekeres came up just short in defense of her 400 individual medley title, placing third in 4:08.68. She was the top seed heading into the final after posting a 4:09.81 in prelims.
Dalesandro can lay claim to the two fastest times in IU history in the 100 butterfly, going a school-record 51.75 in the championship final to finish second. That was 1/100th of a second faster than her prelim time of 51.76 which earned her the top seed in the final. Both times are NCAA A cuts. That makes her the first Hoosier ever under 52 seconds.
Olivia Barker won the C final and finished 17th overall with a career-best 54.16, while Bailey Pressey was eighth in the C final and 24th overall in 55.53. Justine Ress won heat one with a time of 54.42 but elected not to swim the C final, instead focusing on the 100 backstroke race. Brenna MacLean finished fourth in her heat at 55.02, good for 29th overall. Stephanie Armstrong won heat three with a personal best of 55.09, topping her old mark of 55.65, and placing 30th overall.
Lindsay Vrooman matched her 2013 finish in the 200 freestyle by taking third tonight in 1:45.29. Haley Lips came back to win the consolation final and place ninth overall with a time of 1:46.61. Pammett was fourth in the race and 12th overall at 1:47.94, while Flederbach took 15th in 1:48.79.
Pasloski took second in the 100 breaststroke, missing the top spot by 1/10th of a second with a time of 59.90. She was the only swimmer to go under a minute in the prelims with a career-best 59.53. That is the third-fastest time in IU history. Claudia Di Capua's career-best time of 1:03.86 was good for 27th. Rachel Thompson clocked in at 1:05.51, placing her 38th.
Snodgrass successfully defended her title in the 100 backstroke, winning in a season-best 51.65. That topped her prelim swim of 51.95, both of which are under the NCAA A standard. Ress took fifth with her season best of 53.33, with Allie Day right behind in 53.91. Pammett took eighth with a time of 54.31.
Grace Padget took third in the B final and 11th overall with her career best of 54.44, topping her time of 54.47 in prelims. Shelby Carroll was third in the bonus final at 55.37, putting up a career best 55.21 in prelims.
One dive made the difference for Kate Hillman in the women's 3-meter prelims. On her fourth dive, a slip off the springboard led to an unsuccessful dive and zero points for the round. She finished in 30th with a score of 241.20.
400 Individual Medley 3. Dorina Szekeres - 4:08.68 (NCAA B Cut) (4:09.81 prelims)
100 Butterfly 2. Gia Dalesandro - 51.75 (School Record; NCAA A Cut) 51.76 (prelims) 17. Olivia Barker - 54.16 (Career Best; NCAA B Cut) (54.36 prelims) 24. Bailey Pressey - 55.53 (54.93 prelims) Justine Ress - 54.42 (NCAA B Cut; elected not to swim the C final) 29. Brenna MacLean - 55.02 30. Stephanie Armstrong - 55.09 (Career Best)
200 Freestyle 3. Lindsay Vrooman - 1:45.29 (NCAA B Cut) (1:45.73 prelims) 9. Haley Lips - 1:46.61 (NCAA B Cut) (1:47.68 prelims) 12. Cynthia Pammett - 1:47.94 (1:46.80 prelims; NCAA B Cut) 15. Kait Flederbach - 1:48.79 (1:47.66 prelims; Career Best; NCAA B Cut) 28. Stephanie Marchuk - 1:49.33 (Career Best) 41. Madelon Webb - 1:50.65 (Career Best) 75. Audrey Scott - 1:56.44 (Career Best)
100 Backstroke 1. Brooklynn Snodgrass - 51.95 (NCAA A Cut) 5. Justine Ress - 53.84 (NCAA B Cut) 6. Allie Day - 53.36 (NCAA B Cut) 8. Cynthia Pammett - 53.84 (NCAA B Cut) 11. Grace Padget - 54.44. (Career Best; NCAA B Cut) (54.47 prelims) 19. Shelby Carroll - 55.37 (55.21 prelims; Career Best)
30. Kate Hillman - 241.20
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