Swimmers sit in 8th at Big Tens


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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.
The Hawkeyes will be back at it today at 11 a.m. for preliminaries and 5:30 p.m. for finals. 

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