The No. 23-ranked Indiana University women’s swimming and diving team struggled out of the gate during the opening day of the 2020 Big Ten Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.
After the first two events, the Hoosiers sit in 13th place with 50.0 overall points. No. 5 Michigan leads the overall scoring with 118.0 points. No. 19 Ohio State ranks second with 112.0 points and Wisconsin stands in third with 108.0 points.
The 200 medley relay team consisting of junior Grace Haskett, freshman Emily Weiss, freshman Cora Dupre, freshman Ashley Turak was disqualified for an early takeoff despite turning in the third-fastest time of the event at 1:36.29.
The team would run it back in a time trial at the conclusion of action on day one and recorded an NCAA B Cut time of 1:37.01.
The 800 freestyle relay team made up of senior Maria Paula Heitmann, junior Josie Grote, sophomore Noelle Peplowski, freshman Ryley Ober took fifth place with an NCAA B Cut time of 7:05.10.
Junior Abby Kirkpatrick reached an NCAA B Cut mark in a time trial of the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:00.65. Junior Bailey Kovac notched an NCAA B Cut time in the 200 breaststroke time trial at 2:12.23. Freshman Carla Gildersleeve set a career best time with an NCAA B Cut mark of 1:56.03 in the 200 butterfly time tria