Women’s Swimming & Diving Break Two Relay Records At Big Ten Championships
Day three of the Big Ten Championships begins at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Feb. 16.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Michigan State women’s swimming and diving started the first two days of Big Ten Championships off strong, breaking two varsity relay records.
“We broke the school record in the 400 medley relay by three seconds, which was awesome. I’m really happy with the way we’re swimming and think we have a good shot of getting some points tomorrow. I’m looking forward to it.” head coach Matt Gianiodis said.
Cathryn Armstrong, Ana Sortland, Iana Wolff and Racheal Bukowski broke MSU’s varsity record in the 400 medley relay, clocking in at 3:39.51. The same squad broke the varsity record in the 200 medley on Wednesday night with a time of 1:39.67.
Bukowski won the C Final in the 50 free, clocking in at 22.57, just seven hundredths of a second short of tying the record she set last season.
In the 500 free preliminaries, senior Haley Kornburger swam a personal-best time of 4:54.34. Rebecca Hannon and Courtney Aycock swam season-best times of 4:58.45 and 4:59.89, respectively, in the same event. Ellie Roche also swam a personal-best time of 2:02.95 in the 200 IM Thursday morning.
On the diving side, Amanda Ling scored a 248.85, Erin Neely scored a 235.55 and Morgan Wellenzohn scored a 234.60 in the 1-meter.
Day three picks back up with prelims in the morning, starting at 11 a.m., beginning with the 100-yard butterfly. Diving will continue at 1 p.m. and then the finals of day three will commence at 6:30 p.m.