Hawkeyes Conclude B1Gs with Career Bests

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The University Iowa women’s swimming and diving team rounded out the 2019 Big Ten Championships on Saturday, finishing 10th at the Counsilman Billingsley Aquatic Center.
Senior Abbey Schneider swam her final 1,650 free and finished with a career-best time of 16:51.14, staying at ninth in school history after cutting 7.3 seconds off her previous time.
swimming graphicJunior Hannah Burvill (48.97), Allyssa Fluit (50.19), and Lauren McDougall (50.88) swam season-bests in the 100 free. Fluit’s time was a career-best and climbed to fourth in the school record books, before one-upping that time leading off the 400-free relay. Burvill missed her career best by .03 seconds.
Senior Devin Jacobs debuted at No. 4 in the Iowa record books in the 200 breast with a time of 2:17.80. Sophomore Lexi Horner snuck into the rankings at No. 10 with a time of 2:19.13.
The 400-free relay team of Fluit, Burvill, Kelly McNamara, McDougall posted a time of 3:19.72, earning the No. 2 spot in school history. Fluit’s lead off split of 49.86 puts her in third in school history and was .33 seconds faster than her open 100 free earlier in the evening.
Burvill captured Iowa’s lone school record of the Big Ten Championships in the 100 back after leading off the 400-medley relay in a time of 53.27. She took the title from Meghan Lavelle.
The Hawkeyes finished 10th with 400.5 points. Indiana emerged victorious at home with 1,386.5 points, narrowly defeating Michigan, who scored 1,302.5 points.
Jacobs was selected as Iowa’s representative for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
The Iowa men’s team will host the Big Ten Championships from Feb. 27-March 2 at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Natatorium.