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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team set a school record in the 200-medley relay in the opening event of the 2017 Big Ten Championships on Wednesday at the Boilermaker Aquatics Center.
The quartet of junior Meghan Lavelle, senior Emma Sougstad, junior Mekenna Scheitlin, and freshman Hannah Burvill finished seventh with a record time of 1:38.99, breaking their own record of 1:39.15, which was set in December at the Ohio State Invitational.
The Hawkeyes also swam to an 11th-place finish in the 800-freestyle relay. Burvill, freshman Allyssa Fluit, senior Serena Wanasek, and junior Carly O’Brien posted a time of 7:14.49, which is the third-fastest in program history.
Iowa is in eight place after the first day of competition with 78 points; Minnesota is leading the championships with 118 points.
Action resumes Thursday, beginning at 10 a.m. (CT). Fans can watch the action live on BTN Plus on BTN2Go.