Feb. 15, 2012
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving freshman Becky Stoughton broke the school record in the 200 freestyle during her opening leg of the 800 freestyle relay in the first session of the 2012 Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championships.
Stoughton gave the Hawkeyes a big lead in the relay, swimming a time of 1:47.29. She broke her previous record of 1:48.52 by more than a second. Iowa’s relay, consisting of Stoughton, Emily Hovren, Hannah Maher and Daniela Cubelic, went on to win the first heat in 7:20.29. The quarter finished ninth overall with the second fastest time in UI history.
Iowa currently sits in eighth place in the team standings with 40 points. Wisconsin has the team lead with 72 points, followed by Indiana (68) and Minnesota (66) in second and third.
The Championships resume with preliminaries on Thursday morning beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday’s finals will follow at 6:30 p.m.