Feb. 17, 2016
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team is in ninth place at the Big Ten Championships with 78 points following the first day of competition at the Canham Natatorium.
Indiana is leads the team race, sitting in first place with 120 points followed by Michigan with 116 points.
Iowa got to the podium to start Wednesday’s finals, touching seventh in the 200-medley relay. Senior Allie Orvis, junior Emma Sougstad, freshman Kelly McNamara, and senior Olivia Kabacinski posted the second-fastest time in program history, touching the wall in 1:39.27.
The Hawkeyes swam to an 11th place finish in the 800-free relay with a seventh-fastest time in program history to close out the evening. Kabacinski, junior Serena Wanasek, senior Jennifer Weigand, and sophomore Carly O’Brien touched in with a time of 7:20.79.
Day two of the Big Ten Championships begins Thursday at 10 a.m. (CT).