Day 4 Update: B1G Swimming and Diving Championships
Feb. 22, 2014
200 Backstroke Like in 2013 the 200 backstroke championship final will have a distinct Hoosier flair with five swimmers of the eight. Brooklynn Snodgrass cruised to the top seed in a season best 1:52.49. Cynthia Pammett is the second seed with a time of 1:54.67, while Allie Day comes in fourth at 1:56.19. In fifth is Dorina Szekeres at 1:56.19, followed by Justine Ress in sixth at 1:56.52. Shelby Carroll will swim the B final after going 1:57.97 in prelims, while Grace Padget earned a spot in the C final with her career time of 1:59.27.
100 Freestyle Kait Flederbach put up the third-fastest time of the morning with a 48.86. That is the second-fastest time in IU history. Stephanie Armstrong went 50.30 and earned a spot in the C final. Audrey Scott put up a career best in heat two, finishing in 53.18, which was good for 84th.
Bronwyn Pasloski took second in her heat and qualified third overall for the championship final with a time of 2:11.14. Swimming together in heat three, Claudia DiCapua and Rachel Thompson both put up career marks with Di Capua coming in at 2:20.31, and Thompson at 2:20.54. Di Capua finished 30th overall, with Thompson 33rd.
200 Butterfly Nearly matching its haul in the 200 back, Indiana sends three swimmers to the championship final, led by top seed Gia Dalesandro. Dalesandro posted a 1:55.29 in prelims, which is the second-fastest time in IU history. Joining her in the A final are Olivia Barker, who went a career-best 1:57.14, and Brenna MacLean (1:58.23). Bailey Pressey will swim the consolation final after going 1:59.18.
200 Backstroke Brooklynn Snodgrass - 1:52.49 (NCAA A Cut) Cynthia Pammett - 1:54.67 (NCAA B Cut) Allie Day - 1:55.29 (NCAA B Cut) Dorina Szekeres - 1:56.19 (NCAA B Cut) Justine Ress - 1:56.52 (NCAA B Cut) Shelby Carroll - 1:57.97 (NCAA B Cut) Grace Padget - 1:59.27 (Career Best)
200 Butterfly Gia Dalesandro - 1:55.29 (Second-fastest time in IU history; NCAA B Cut) Olivia Barker - 1:57.14 (Career Best; NCAA B Cut) Brenna MacLean - 1:58.23 (NCAA B Cut) Bailey Pressey - 1:59.18 (NCAA B Cut)
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