MacNeil Headlines 5 Medal-Profitable Swims on Day Two of Huge Tens


MacNeil Headlines 5 Medal-Profitable Swims on Day Two of Huge Tens

2/24/2021 9:57:00 PM

// Brad Rudner

» After two days, Michigan is in second place (358.5 factors). Ohio State leads the group race (526 factors).

» For the second yr in a row, Maggie MacNeil and Daria Pyshnenko completed 1-2 within the 50-yard freestyle. For MacNeil, it was her third consecutive win within the occasion.

» The Wolverines picked up extra medals within the 500-yard freestyle (Kaitlynn Sims, silver), 200-yard IM (Olivia Carter, bronze) and on the 400-yard medley relay.

Website: Minneapolis, Minn. (Jean Ok. Freeman Aquatic Heart)
Occasion: Huge Ten Championships (Day 2 of 5)
U-M Staff Standing: 2nd place of 13 Groups (358.5 factors)
Subsequent U-M Occasion: Thursday, Feb. 25 — at Huge Ten Championships – Day Three (Minneapolis, Minn.), 11 a.m./6:30 p.m. CST

Full Outcomes (PDF)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A complete of 5 medal-winning swims — together with a 3rd consecutive win within the 50-yard freestyle from junior Maggie MacNeil — highlighted the efforts of the No. 9-ranked College of Michigan ladies’s swimming and diving group on the second day of the Huge Ten Championships on Wednesday (Feb. 24) on the Jean Ok. Freeman Aquatic Heart. After two days, the Wolverines sit in second place (358.5 factors). Ohio State leads the group race (526 factors).

The Michigan sprinters offered the spotlight of the night time, as MacNeil (21.44) and senior Daria Pyshnenko (21.88) went 1-2 within the 50-yard freestyle for the second consecutive yr. For MacNeil, it marked a 3rd consecutive gold medal within the occasion, a feat achieved by just one different lady in program historical past (Jennie Eberwein, 1996-98). To not be missed was Pyshnenko, who touched solely .06 seconds off her profession greatest and assuredly punched her ticket to the NCAA Championships subsequent month.

Sophomore Kaitlynn Sims was one in all two Wolverines within the ‘A’ ultimate of the 500-yard freestyle, bringing again a silver medal (4:40.29). However one of many greatest jumps of the day belonged to junior Caroline Sisson, who certified for her first ‘A’ ultimate from the second warmth of the morning’s preliminaries. She completed seventh (4:45.23), a large leap from two years in the past when she was twentieth in the identical occasion. Senior Sierra Schmidt grabbed some factors within the comfort ultimate, ending twelfth (4:47.11). Sophomore Sophia Kudryashova had a pleasant drop out of the ‘C’ ultimate, profitable the warmth and taking seventeenth general (4:47.90).

Junior Olivia Carter gained her second bronze medal in as many days, taking third within the 200-yard IM (1:56.32). Junior Victoria Kwan snuck into the ‘A’ ultimate through the morning’s preliminaries and moved up a spot within the night, ending seventh (1:58.37). Freshman Kathryn Ackerman added factors to the group complete, too, tying for twenty third (2:00.27).

The Wolverines wrapped up the night with a bronze medal within the 400-yard medley relay, attaining an NCAA ‘A’ reduce (3:29.84). MacNeil led off with the quickest backstroke break up within the subject (50.08), adopted by sophomore Mariella Venter on breaststroke (1:00.88), Carter on butterfly (51.36, additionally the quickest break up within the subject) and Pyshnenko on freestyle (47.52).

The Huge Ten Championships proceed tomorrow (Thursday, Feb. 25) in Minneapolis. Preliminaries start at 11 a.m. CST with finals following at 6:30 p.m. CST. Tomorrow additionally marks the start of the Huge Ten Diving competitors in West Lafayette, Ind. Preliminaries start at 12:20 p.m. with finals following at 6:30 p.m.

Profession Bests

200-yard IM — Mariella Venter (2:00.80)

50-yard Freestyle — Casey Chung (23.31)

50-yard Freestyle — Claire Tuttle (23.43)

500-yard Freestyle — Caroline Sisson (4:45.18)

500-yard Freestyle — Sophia Kudryashova (4:47.90)

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