2021 BIG TEN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Big Ten Women’s Championships kick-off tonight, starting with the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay timed finals. The meet is running for 4.5 days this season due to COVID-19 protocols, and a couple of interesting wrinkles note the season; Michigan recently dealt with a two-week training, practice & competition ban due to too many positive COVID-19 tests, while Rutgers is redshirting the vast majority of its roster (you’ll see on the heat sheet they’ve entered only the 200 medley relay, and not the 800 free relay, tonight).
Meanwhile, Iowa and Michigan State both learned of program cuts in 2020, although the Iowa women have successfully had their program reinstated.
200 MEDLEY RELAY – TIMED FINALS
- Big Ten meet record – 1:34.16, Indiana (2018)
- Big Ten record – 1:33.89, Indiana (2018)
- NCAA automatic qualifying time – 1:36.40
800 FREESTYLE RELAY – TIMED FINALS
- Big Ten meet record – 6:54.58, Michigan (2019)
- Big Ten record – 6:50.03, Michigan (2018)
- NCAA automatic qualifying time – 7:00.86