Haughey's Title Helps U-M Move Into First Place at Big Ten Meet
Siobhán Haughey

Feb. 17, 2017

What You Need to Know
» The Wolverines went from third to first on Friday at the Big Ten Championships, ending the day with 805.5 points. Indiana is in second (791), followed by Minnesota (753) and Wisconsin (741).
» Siobhán Haughey defended her Big Ten title in the 200-yard freestyle, lowering her previously held Big Ten, Big Ten Championships and school records to 1:42.49.
» Emily Kopas (100-yard breaststroke) and the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Vanessa Krause, Gabby DeLoof, Catie DeLoof and Haughey set school records.

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Site: West Lafayette, Ind. (Boilermaker Aquatic Center)
Event: Big Ten Championships (Day 3 of 4)
U-M Team Standing: 1st Place of 13 Teams (805.5 Points)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, Feb. 18 -- at Big Ten Championships (West Lafayette, Ind.), 11 a.m./6:30 p.m.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The No. 6-ranked University of Michigan women's swimming and diving team set three more school records and got a win in the 200-yard freestyle from sophomore Siobhán Haughey on Friday (Feb. 17) at the Big Ten Championships inside the Boilermaker Aquatic Center. The Wolverines ended the day in first place (805.5) with Indiana (791), Minnesota (753) and Wisconsin (741) trailing close behind.

Haughey, the defending champion in the 200-yard freestyle, rebounded from yesterday's disqualification in the 200-yard individual medley and proceeded to lower her Big Ten, Big Ten Championships and U-M records to 1:42.49. The Wolverines totaled 106 points in that event, as junior Gabby DeLoof (third, 1:44.22), junior G Ryan (fifth, 1:45.12) and sophomore Becca Postoll (eighth, 1:46.10) rounded out the final.

Michigan ended the night by blasting the old school record in the 200-yard freestyle, as the team of freshman Vanessa Krause, Gabby DeLoof, sophomore Catie DeLoof and Haughey touched at 1:28.37. The old school record, one of the two still held since before coach Mike Bottom took over the women's team in 2012, had stood since 2007 (1:28.80 by Kaitlyn Brady, Margaret Kelly, Hannah Smith and Lindsey Smith).

The Wolverines got back in the title race thanks to their depth in the 100-yard breaststroke and 100-yard backstroke, as 12 swimmers combined for 175.5 points across those two events. All seven swimmers entered in the 100-yard breaststroke scored points, led by junior Emily Kopas, who took over the school record in the morning and lowered that record further with a fifth-place finish in finals (59.54). Junior Carolyn McCann won the consolation final (1:00.33), and freshman Millie Macdonald took the 'C' final (1:01.45). Kopas, McCann (No. 3), junior Samantha Yeo (1:01.18, No. 6), senior Madison Horton (1:01.19, No. 7) and Macdonald (No. 10) all now appear on the school's top performers list for the event.

Junior Clara Smiddy entered the evening looking to defend her title in the 100-yard backstroke but had to settle for a second-place showing in a photo finish (52.11), only .02 seconds behind Minnesota's Tevyn Waddell (52.09). Catie DeLoof won the consolation final with the fourth-fastest time in school history (52.93).

Krause became the first Michigan swimmer in four years to make the final of the 100-yard butterfly and picked up a bronze with the second-fastest time in school history (52.22). Sophomore Astrid Swensen, who came in as the 38th seed, dropped nearly two seconds of time to make the consolation final, finishing 16th (54.43). She was back in the water nearly 20 minutes later for the consolation of the 400-yard IM, finishing 16th (4:16.87). Sophomore Yirong Bi represented the Wolverines in the final of the 400-yard IM, placing sixth (4:10.15).

Three divers added points on the three-meter springboard, led by freshman Kristen Hayden in 11th (318.90). Senior Allie Murphy rebounded from a tough start in preliminaries to qualify for the consolation and finish 15th (261.35). Senior Keegan McCaffrey narrowly missed out on a spot herself, coming in 19th (276.45).

The Big Ten Championships conclude tomorrow (Saturday, Feb. 18). Preliminaries begin at 11 a.m. and finals start at 6:30 p.m.

Team Standings (After Day 3)

 1. MICHIGAN             805.5
 2. Indiana              791
 3. Minnesota            753
 4. Wisconsin            741
 5. Ohio State           529.5
 6. Purdue               457
 7. Northwestern         350
 8. Penn State           333
 9. Rutgers              310
10. Nebraska             279
11. Iowa                 260
12. Illinois             152
13. Michigan State       149

Event Winners/U-M Finishers (Day 3)

100-yard Butterfly
 1. Gia Dalesandro, Indiana          50.45*^B!
 3. Vanessa Krause, U-M              52.22#
16. Astrid Swensen, U-M              54.43# (53.54#)
29. Monica Babits, U-M               54.53#
38. Emily Eastin, U-M                54.76
 
400-yard IM
 1. Lindsey Clary, Ohio State      4:04.09*
 6. Yirong Bi, U-M                 4:10.15# (4:09.74#)
16. Astrid Swensen, U-M            4:16.87# (4:16.31#)
25. Jamie Yeung, U-M               4:20.86
 
200-yard Freestyle
 1. Siobhán Haughey, U-M           1:42.49*MB!^
 3. Gabby DeLoof, U-M              1:44.22#
 5. G Ryan, U-M                    1:45.12# (1:44.94#)
 8. Becca Postoll, U-M             1:46.10# (1:45.44#)
35. Celia Keany, U-M               1:49.14
51. Katie Duggan, U-M              1:50.33
 
100-yard Breaststroke
 1. Lilly King, Indiana              56.30A*^B!
 5. Emily Kopas, U-M                 59.54#
 9. Carolyn McCann, U-M            1:00.33#
T12. Samantha Yeo, U-M             1:01.47# (1:01.18#)
15. Madison Horton, U-M            1:01.56# (1:01.19#)
17. Millie Macdonald, U-M          1:01.45#
18. Jamie Yeung, U-M               1:01.56#
21. Annalisa Perez, U-M            1:01.85# (1:01.47#)
 
100-yard Backstroke
 1. Tevyn Waddell, Minnesota         52.09#
 2. Clara Smiddy, U-M                52.11#
 7. Gabby DeLoof, U-M                52.96#
 9. Catie DeLoof, U-M                52.93#
16. Jacqui Schafer, U-M              54.28# (53.81#)
23. Maddy Frost, U-M                 54.83# (54.49#)
28. Julia Fiks Salem, U-M            54.74#
29. Emily Eastin, U-M                54.76#
 
Three-Meter Diving
 1. Yu Zhou, Minnesota              413.65&
11. Kristen Hayden, U-M             318.90&
15. Allie Murphy, U-M               261.35 (289.50&)
19. Keegan McCaffrey, U-M           276.45
30. Dani VanderZwaag, U-M           251.35
39. Lucy Roberts, U-M               235.30
 
200-yard Freestyle Relay
 1. Wisconsin                      1:27.90*
    (Emmy Sehmann, Chase Kinney,
     Jessica Unicomb, Marissa Berg)
 3. Michigan                       1:28.37*M
    (Vanessa Krause, Gabby DeLoof,
     Catie DeLoof, Siobhán Haughey)
 
* NCAA A
# NCAA B
& NCAA Zone Diving cut
^ Pool Record
M School Record
B Big Ten Record
! Big Ten Championships Record

CAREER BESTS
100 Butterfly -- Vanessa Krause (52.42)
100 Butterfly -- Astrid Swensen (53.54)
100 Butterfly -- Monica Babits (54.53)
400 IM -- Astrid Swensen (4:16.31)
400 IM -- Jamie Yeung (4:20.86)
200 Freestyle -- Gabby DeLoof (1:44.22)
200 Freestyle -- Becca Postoll (1:45.44)
200 Freestyle -- Celia Keany (1:49.14)
200 Freestyle -- Katie Duggan (1:50.33)
100-yard Breaststroke -- Emily Kopas (59.54)
100-yard Breaststroke -- Carolyn McCann (1:00.33)
100-yard Breaststroke -- Samantha Yeo (1:01.18)
100-yard Breaststroke -- Madison Horton (1:01.19)
100-yard Breaststroke -- Annalisa Perez (1:01.47)
100-yard Breaststroke -- Millie Macdonald (1:01.45)
100-yard Breaststroke -- Jamie Yeung (1:01.56)
100-yard Backstroke -- Catie DeLoof (52.93)
100-yard Backstroke -- Gabby DeLoof (52.96)
100-yard Backstroke -- Jacqui Schafer (53.81)
100-yard Backstroke -- Maddy Frost (54.49)
100-yard Backstroke -- Julia Fiks Salem (54.74)

Previous Results: Day 1 | Day 2

Communications Contact: Brad Rudner


 



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