Session Six: Two Qualify for Swimming Finals
Ellan Dufour finished 26th in the 200-yard backstroke in a season-best performance of 2:01.07.
200-Yard Backstroke Preliminary Results
26th - Ellan Dufour, 2.01.07 (season-best)
30th - Katie Davis, 2:02.10 (season-best)
38th - Caroline Shea, 2:03.13 (season-best)
40th - Rebekah Land, 2:03.61 (career-best)
45th - Megan Ziemann, 2:05.52 (career-best)
In the second preliminary of the afternoon, Ariel Weech swam to a career-best timein the 100-yard freestyle. Her time of 50.38 qualified her for Saturday evening's finals.
100-Yard Freestyle Preliminary Results:
23rd - Ariel Weech, 50.38 (career-best)
39th - Hayley Martin, 50.79 (season-best)
41st - Kelly Dunn, 50.82 (career-best)
57th - Paige Theilen, 52.01 (career-best)
87th - Sara Weinberg, 53.85 (season-best)
90th - Mary Beth Rye, 55.94 (career-best)
The 200-yard breaststroke saw Kristin Strecker, Ashley Reiter and Nikolina Sabo finish back-to-back-to-back at 41st, 42nd and 43rd, each setting a personal milestone in the process.
200-Yard Breaststroke Preliminary Results:
41st - Kristin Strecker, 2:20.76 (season-best)
42nd - Ashley Reiter, 2:22.77 (career-best)
43rd - Nikolina Sabo, 2:20.90 (career-best)
49th - Kelsey Larson, 2:23.75
52nd - Ciara Jenkins, 2:27.26 (career-best)
Shannon Guy qualified for Saturday night's final in the 200-yard butterfly to wrap up the morning's session. Natalie Morris also set a career-best time in the event.
200-Yard Butterfly Preliminary Results:
15th - Shannon Guy, 2:00.63 (career-best)
30th - Natalie Morris, 2:03.09 (career-best)
The seventh and final session of the Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championships will take place on Saturday evening with the finals of the 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly, 1,650-yard freestyle, platform diving and the 400-yard freestyle relay.