Feb. 23, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -
Update from day four of the 2013 Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at the University Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
It is the Hoosier Invitational in the 200 backstroke final with five of the eight championship slots going to IU swimmers. Leading the way is freshman Brooklynn Snodgrass who topped the field with an NCAA A cut of 1:51.99. That is the fourth-fastest time in IU history. Teammate Cynthia Pammett is the second seed after posting a 1:53.22. Dorina Szekeres blew past the field over the final 50 yards to win her heat in a career time of 1:54.72, good for the third seed. Allie Day easily won her heat with an NCAA B cut of of 1:55.19, finishing fifth. Justine Ress touched the wall second in heat seven with a time of 1:55.66, putting her seventh. Shelby Carroll hit an NCAA B cut and a career best, placing second in her heat and 23rd overall with a time of 1:58.39. Alexis Bullard went a career-best 2:03.45 to finish fourth in her heat and 46th overall.
Sara Delay led the Hoosiers in the 100 freestyle with a time of 50.37. Stephanie Armstrong finished 34th in 50.52, with Allie Lamberson posting a career time of 53.47 (73rd).
The Hoosiers put three swimmers in the championship final and one in the consolation final in the 200 breaststroke. Ashley Specht raced to a career-best time of 2:10.19, good for second in the heat and third overall. Bronwyn Pasloski was third in the same heat with a time of 2:12.21, placing her sixth in the field. Siri Kristiansen knocked almost 10 seconds off her seed time to win her heat in 2:13.06, seventh overall in the field. Madeline Maher went 2:13.95 to finish second in her heat and 10th overall, good for a spot in the consolation final. Rachel Thompson was 36th in the field with a career-best time of 2:20.60.
Indiana's only two entrants into the 200 butterfly both made the championship final, led by Brenna MacLean who is the fourth overall qualifier at 1:58.07. Right behind her in the fifth spot is Haley Lips, who went 1:58.30 in the morning session.
1. Brooklynn Snodgrass - 1:51.99 (NCAA A Cut; Career Best; 4th-fastest time in IU history)
2. Cynthia Pammett - 1:53.22 (NCAA B Cut; Career Best)
3. Dorina Szekeres - 1:54.92 (Career Best; NCAA B Cut)
5. Allie Day - 1:55.19 (NCAA B Cut)
7. Justine Ress - 1:55.66 (NCAA B Cut)
23. Shelby Carroll - 1:58.39 (Career Best; NCAA B Cut)
46. Alexis Bullard - 2:03.45 (Career Best)
25. Sara Delay - 50.37
34. Stephanie Armstrong - 50.52
73. Allie Lamberson - 53.47 (Career Best)
3. Ashley Specht - 2:10.19 (NCAA B Cut; Career Best)
6. Bronwyn Pasloski - 2:12.21 (NCAA B Cut)
7. Siri Kristiansen - 2:13.06 (NCAA B Cut; Career Best)
10. Madeline Maher - 2:13.95 (NCAA B Cut)
36. Rachel Thompson - 2:20.60 (Career Best)
4. Brenna MacLean - 1:58.07 (NCAA B Cut)
5. Haley Lips - 1:58.30 (NCAA B Cut)