Feb. 19, 2012
In the 200 backstroke, Lauren Baisden dropped a full second from her previous mark to post a personal and team season-best 2:01.69. Samantha Hilk followed close behind in a season personal-best time of 2:02.22.
KJ Burkland led the team for the second-straight year in the 1650 free with a time of 16:52.37.
In the 200 butterfly, freshman Hannah Pugh knocked two seconds off of her previous season best, clocking in at 2:03.55.
The Spartans rounded out their championship performance with a full three-second improvement in the 400 freestyle relay. The squad of Rusch, Brooke Sauchak, Alexandra Pierce and Morgan Piasecki finished in 3:24.26.
The championships conclude the women's season, but the men's Big Ten Championships get underway next week. All of the action will take place again, in Iowa City from Feb. 22 - 25.