Feb. 17, 2016
Columbus, Ohio— The 2016 Big Ten Championships have officially kicked off with the 200 medley relay and 800 freestyle finals. Ohio State currently sits in third place and has already set a new school record just one day and two events into the week.
Competition began with the 200 medley relay and the Buckeyes started out their championship with a new OSU record. Camey Rabold, Rachael Dzierzak, Liz Li, and Annie Jongekrijg combined to swim a time of 1:37.54, which beat the previous record that was set last season. The time was also good enough for third place, beating out the relay foursome from host-Michigan.
The 800 freestyle relay followed and Ohio State was able to earn a seventh place finish behind Katy Luchansky, Kathleen Cook, Christi DiPaolo, and Cara Norris’s time of 7:13.02. All four swimmers swam the fastest 200 yard freestyle of their collegiate careers during the race, while Luchansky, Cook, and DiPaolo all set personal best marks as well.
After the two relay finals, Ohio State currently has 100 team points and sits in a tie for third place with Penn State.
The schedule for the next three days will be the same time-wise though with different events. Prelims begin at 11 a.m. and finals are slated to start at 6:30. You can check out our Big Tens preview for a more detailed event schedule, live streams, and live results.
1st – Indiana, 120
2nd – Michigan, 116
3rd – Ohio State, 100
– Penn State, 100
5th – Wisconsin, 98