Swimmers sit in 8th at Big Tens


Day Two finished at the Big Ten championships on Thursday, with the 200-free relay, 500 freestyle, 200 medley, 50 freestyle, and 1-meter diving. 

The Hawkeyes finished ninth in the 200-free relay, fifth in the 500 free, eighth in the 200 medley, and 23rd in the 50 free.  

Senior Becky Stoughton took fifth in the 500 free with a time of 4:40.24 acquiring 14 points for the team score. Stoughton just fell short of the preliminary time of 4:40.23 she had set in the morning.  

Sophomore Emma Sougstad placed eighth in in the 200 medley with a time of 1:59.70, scoring 11 points for the team but falling short of her preliminary time of 1:58.74.

The team is scheduled to compete in the 400-medley relay, 400 medley, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, and 3-meter diving today. 

Iowa sits in eighth place with 102 points after Thursday’s events. Minnesota leads with 232.5 points.

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