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    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Kassia Shishkoff swam a quick anchor leg in the 800 free Wednesday night at the Big Ten Championships.
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    Kassia Shishkoff swam a quick anchor leg in the 800 free Wednesday night at the Big Ten Championships.
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    Feb. 18, 2009

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The 2009 Big Ten Championships kicked off Wednesday night in Ann Arbor, Mich., with a pair of relays before the bulk of the meet gets underway on Thursday.

    Northwestern opened the Championships with a sixth-place finish in the 200 medley relay, getting an NCAA `B' provisional qualifying standard of 1:40.44 from Liza Engstrom (Reno, Nev./Robert McQueen), Hayley Fry (Marion, Iowa/Linn-Mar), Stacy Congdon (Windermere, Fla./Lake Highland Prep) and Emily Wong (Nepean, Ontario/St. Joseph's) to place the Wildcats in sixth place in the event.

    The performance by the NU quartet was the second fastest in school history, besting the time of 1:40.55 turned in by the Wildcats in 1998. The school record is 1:40.02, set in 2000.

    Northwestern also took sixth in the 800 free relay, getting an NCAA `B' cut of 7:14.58 from Ellen Grigg (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Latin School), Wong, Meghan Cavanaugh (Anchorage, Alaska/East Anchorage) and Kassia Shishkoff (Raleigh, N.C./St. David's School).

    Shishkoff anchored the relay with a blazing time of 1:45.41, more than a half second faster than any other anchor leg in the pool. Her time pulled the Wildcats ahead of Purdue for the sixth-place finish.

    The time of 7:14.58 is the third-fastest in school history.

    After two events, the Wildcats are in fifth place in the field with a ridiculously early score of 52 points. The first real day of action kicks off tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 19, with prelims at 10 a.m. CT and finals at 5:30 p.m. CT.

    University of Michigan Pool - Site License 2/18/2009 - 18:36PM 2009 Women's Big Ten Championships - 2/18/2009 to 2/21/2009

     

     

    Event 1 Women 200 Yard Medley Relay ================================================================================== Big Ten: # 1:38.89 2006 Wisconsin 2006, Indiana 2008 Big Ten Meet: @ 1:38.89 2006 Wisconsin 2003, Indiana 2008 Pool: % 1:40.90 1996 Stanford Tong, Austevoll, Toledo, Franco 1:37.81 A 1:41.72 B School Seed Finals Points ================================================================================== 1 Wisconsin 'A' 1:37.91 1:36.29#A 40 1) Meyer, Maggie J 2) Wanland, Ashley P 3) Zwiegers, Christine 4) Thompson, Rebecca M 12.00 24.24 (24.24) 37.08 (12.84) 51.62 (27.38) 1:02.00 (10.38) 1:14.92 (23.30) 1:25.07 (10.15) 1:36.29 (21.37) 2 Indiana 'A' 1:42.05 1:36.80#A 34 1) Zubkova, Kate 2) Stockwell, Sarah N 3) Smailis, Donna M 4) Farrell, Margaux I 12.38 24.36 (24.36) 36.58 (12.22) 51.08 (26.72) 1:01.59 (10.51) 1:14.32 (23.24) 1:25.13 (10.81) 1:36.80 (22.48) 3 Minnesota 'A' 1:39.13 1:38.33#B 32 1) Lennertz, Jenna M 2) Tyler, Jillian D 3) Jamison, Kaylee R 4) Busack, Stacy A 12.66 25.53 (25.53) 38.03 (12.50) 52.71 (27.18) 1:03.30 (10.59) 1:16.53 (23.82) 1:26.96 (10.43) 1:38.33 (21.80) 4 Penn State 'A' 1:41.32 1:38.74#B 30 1) Ferguson, Kaitlyn R 2) Haglund, Karie L 3) Nelson, Kelly L 4) Myers, Michelle E 12.50 24.87 (24.87) 37.38 (12.51) 52.53 (27.66) 1:03.48 (10.95) 1:16.78 (24.25) 1:27.24 (10.46) 1:38.74 (21.96) 5 Michigan 'A' 1:41.91 1:39.39%B 28 1) Rodriguez, Caroline L 2) Nichols, Christine E 3) Johnson, Payton C 4) Moodie, Natasha D 12.65 25.44 (25.44) 38.04 (12.60) 53.68 (28.24) 1:04.37 (10.69) 1:17.43 (23.75) 1:27.73 (10.30) 1:39.39 (21.96) 6 Northwestern 'A' 1:42.95 1:40.44%B 26 1) Engstrom, Liza H 2) Fry, Hayley M 3) Congdon, Stacy X 4) Wong, Emily C 12.92 25.84 (25.84) 38.38 (12.54) 53.83 (27.99) 1:04.85 (11.02) 1:18.07 (24.24) 1:28.74 (10.67) 1:40.44 (22.37) 7 Purdue 'A' 1:44.89 1:40.96 B 24 1) Smith, Allison M 2) Davis, Jessica E 3) Butler, Lisa P 4) Martin, Ariel W 12.77 25.21 (25.21) 38.23 (13.02) 53.64 (28.43) 1:04.78 (11.14) 1:18.17 (24.53) 1:29.01 (10.84) 1:40.96 (22.79) 8 Iowa 'A' 1:42.43 1:41.33 B 22 1) Carty, Danielle 2) Tour, Katarina 3) Cubelic, Daniela B 4) Debruin, Julie A 12.43 25.27 (25.27) 37.52 (12.25) 53.31 (28.04) 1:04.28 (10.97) 1:18.30 (24.99) 1:29.26 (10.96) 1:41.33 (23.03) 9 Michigan State 'A' 1:43.34 1:41.56 B 18 1) Fisher, Stephanie E 2) Sodonis, Kerry A 3) Ebner, Becca V 4) Kahn, Julie J 13.00 26.01 (26.01) 38.66 (12.65) 54.31 (28.30) 1:05.52 (11.21) 1:19.03 (24.72) 1:29.66 (10.63) 1:41.56 (22.53) 10 Illinois 'A' 1:46.51 1:43.11 14 1) Adrian, Laura M 2) Johnson, Amy-lee E 3) McGowan, Brittany N 4) Mason, Meghan L 13.14 26.16 (26.16) 39.37 (13.21) 55.18 (29.02) 1:06.38 (11.20) 1:19.98 (24.80) 1:31.12 (11.14) 1:43.11 (23.13) 11 Ohio State 'A' 1:45.55 1:43.48 12 1) Lockhart, Jill E 2) Eitel, Catherine A 3) Brayman, Courtney K 4) Mitchell, Haley M 13.38 26.83 (26.83) 39.94 (13.11) 55.65 (28.82) 1:06.38 (10.73) 1:20.23 (24.58) 1:31.21 (10.98) 1:43.48 (23.25)

    Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 1

    1. University of Wisconsin 40 2. Indiana University 34 3. University of Minnesota 32 4. Penn State University 30 5. University of Michigan 28 6. Northwestern University 26 7. Purdue University 24 8. University of Iowa 22 9. Michigan State University 18 10. University of Illinois 14 11. Ohio State University 12

    University of Michigan Pool - Site License 2/18/2009 - 19:23PM 2009 Women's Big Ten Championships - 2/18/2009 to 2/21/2009

    Event 2 Women 800 Yard Freestyle Relay ================================================================================== Big Ten: # 7:07.30 2003 Wisconsin Piper, Lyman, Pendleton, McCauley Big Ten Meet: @ 7:07.30 2003 Wisconsin Piper, Lyman, Pendleton, McCauley Pool: % 7:11.28 1996 Stanford Jesperson, Jacob, Oberhelman, Austevoll 7:02.07 A 7:18.95 B School Seed Finals Points ================================================================================== 1 Minnesota 'A' 7:06.37 7:01.65#A 40 1) Shaughnessy, Jenny A 2) r:0.25 McCarthy, Meredith 3) r:0.44 Kobayashi, Yuen 4) r:0.37 Jennings, Christine r:+0.66 24.13 50.35 (50.35) 1:17.34 (1:17.34) 1:44.73 (1:44.73) 2:08.28 (23.55) 2:35.15 (50.42) 3:02.46 (1:17.73) 3:29.54 (1:44.81) 3:54.80 (25.26) 4:21.60 (52.06) 4:48.51 (1:18.97) 5:15.62 (1:46.08) 5:40.08 (24.46) 6:06.94 (51.32) 6:34.26 (1:18.64) 7:01.65 (1:46.03) 2 Indiana 'A' 7:12.92 7:04.08#B 34 1) White, Nikki N 2) r:+0.40 Smailis, Donna 3) r:+0.00 Smith, Amanda 4) r:+0.00 Strumbel, Brittany r:+0.83 25.05 51.40 (51.40) 1:18.44 (1:18.44) 1:45.61 (1:45.61) 2:09.90 (24.29) 2:36.57 (50.96) 3:03.63 (1:18.02) 3:31.35 (1:45.74) 3:56.07 (24.72) 4:23.03 (51.68) 4:50.38 (1:19.03) 5:17.95 (1:46.60) 5:42.79 (24.84) 6:09.25 (51.30) 6:36.36 (1:18.41) 7:04.08 (1:46.13) 3 Michigan 'A' 7:09.62 7:06.32#B 32 1) Smith, Hannah M 2) r:0.12 Kelly, Margaret 3) r:0.25 Cole, Kristyne 4) r:0.34 Koselka, Liz r:+0.79 24.38 50.98 (50.98) 1:17.97 (1:17.97) 1:46.42 (1:46.42) 2:10.01 (23.59) 2:36.69 (50.27) 3:03.99 (1:17.57) 3:30.98 (1:44.56) 3:55.77 (24.79) 4:22.73 (51.75) 4:50.72 (1:19.74) 5:18.77 (1:47.79) 5:43.32 (24.55) 6:10.08 (51.31) 6:37.80 (1:19.03) 7:06.32 (1:47.55) 4 Ohio State 'A' 7:21.93 7:10.89%B 30 1) Cheverton, Sam L 2) r:+0.29 Narum, Lisa 3) r:+0.00 Buelens, Griet 4) r:0.17 Beck, Anita 24.82 51.74 (51.74) 1:19.23 (1:19.23) 1:46.72 (1:46.72) 2:11.21 (24.49) 2:38.32 (51.60) 3:06.44 (1:19.72) 3:35.19 (1:48.47) 4:00.43 (25.24) 4:27.38 (52.19) 4:54.95 (1:19.76) 5:22.67 (1:47.48) 5:47.56 (24.89) 6:15.09 (52.42) 6:42.95 (1:20.28) 7:10.89 (1:48.22) 5 Penn State 'A' 7:16.59 7:11.02%B 28 1) Nelson, Kelly L 2) r:+0.51 Baker, Sarah 3) r:+0.00 O'Brien, Kaitlin 4) r:+0.00 Deforrest, Lindsey r:+0.63 24.58 51.22 (51.22) 1:18.77 (1:18.77) 1:46.57 (1:46.57) 2:10.76 (24.19) 2:37.58 (51.01) 3:05.39 (1:18.82) 3:33.27 (1:46.70) 3:58.15 (24.88) 4:25.39 (52.12) 4:53.73 (1:20.46) 5:22.58 (1:49.31) 5:46.88 (24.30) 6:14.39 (51.81) 6:42.70 (1:20.12) 7:11.02 (1:48.44) 6 Northwestern 'A' 7:20.43 7:14.58 B 26 1) Grigg, Ellen L 2) r:+0.29 Wong, Emily 3) r:+0.0 Cavanaugh, Meghan 4) r:0.29 Shishkoff, Kassia 25.47 52.53 (52.53) 1:20.23 (1:20.23) 1:47.75 (1:47.75) 2:11.95 (24.20) 2:39.56 (51.81) 3:08.49 (1:20.74) 3:37.98 (1:50.23) 4:02.64 (24.66) 4:29.92 (51.94) 4:58.86 (1:20.88) 5:29.17 (1:51.19) 5:53.37 (24.20) 6:19.89 (50.72) 6:47.23 (1:18.06) 7:14.58 (1:45.41) 7 Purdue 'A' 7:28.26 7:17.65 B 24 1) Butler, Lisa P 2) r:0.26 Roth, Lauren 3) r:0.50 Gilson, Kristen 4) r:0.29 Henninger, Leah 25.07 52.29 (52.29) 1:21.46 (1:21.46) 1:50.34 (1:50.34) 2:15.27 (24.93) 2:42.88 (52.54) 3:11.06 (1:20.72) 3:38.89 (1:48.55) 4:04.13 (25.24) 4:32.05 (53.16) 5:00.54 (1:21.65) 5:28.92 (1:50.03) 5:53.60 (24.68) 6:20.87 (51.95) 6:49.21 (1:20.29) 7:17.65 (1:48.73) 8 Iowa 'A' 7:28.44 7:21.08 22 1) Kuczek, Christine B 2) r:0.16 Hicks, Verity 3) r:0.32 Gschwend, Alison 4) r:0.20 Cubelic, Daniela r:+0.77 25.17 52.70 (52.70) 1:21.30 (1:21.30) 1:49.92 (1:49.92) 2:14.64 (24.72) 2:42.30 (52.38) 3:10.55 (1:20.63) 3:38.99 (1:49.07) 4:04.40 (25.41) 4:32.82 (53.83) 5:02.32 (1:23.33) 5:31.29 (1:52.30) 5:56.19 (24.90) 6:23.94 (52.65) 6:52.52 (1:21.23) 7:21.08 (1:49.79) 9 Illinois 'A' 7:34.94 7:24.54 18 1) Kloeckener, Kristen E 2) r:0.13 Kunkel, Kelly 3) r:0.26 Keehn, Alicia 4) r:0.24 Forsberg, Amy r:+0.72 25.08 52.62 (52.62) 1:20.68 (1:20.68) 1:49.14 (1:49.14) 2:14.65 (25.51) 2:42.81 (53.67) 3:12.05 (1:22.91) 3:42.35 (1:53.21) 4:08.09 (25.74) 4:36.69 (54.34) 5:05.49 (1:23.14) 5:34.66 (1:52.31) 6:00.02 (25.36) 6:27.75 (53.09) 6:56.13 (1:21.47) 7:24.54 (1:49.88) 10 Michigan State 'A' 7:28.96 7:25.73 14 1) Kiluk, Heather L 2) r:0.27 Loniewski, Mara 3) r:0.44 Fuqua, Marlys 4) r:0.28 Piasecki, Morgan r:+0.73 25.15 52.79 (52.79) 1:21.60 (1:21.60) 1:50.76 (1:50.76) 2:15.18 (24.42) 2:42.43 (51.67) 3:11.06 (1:20.30) 3:41.02 (1:50.26) 4:06.80 (25.78) 4:34.46 (53.44) 5:02.94 (1:21.92) 5:31.47 (1:50.45) 5:56.18 (24.71) 6:24.26 (52.79) 6:54.48 (1:23.01) 7:25.73 (1:54.26) -- Wisconsin 'A' 7:19.01 DQ 1) Illescas, Jennifer P 2) r:0.30 Thompson, Rebecca 3) r:0.25 Morahan, Rosie 4) r:-0.12 Hougan, Karlyn r:+0.76 24.64 51.51 (51.51) 1:19.87 (1:19.87) 1:49.42 (1:49.42) 2:13.49 (24.07) 2:40.97 (51.55) 3:09.36 (1:19.94) 3:37.48 (1:48.06) 4:01.81 (24.33) 4:28.37 (50.89) 4:56.28 (1:18.80) 5:26.32 (1:48.84) 5:50.10 (23.78) 6:17.46 (51.14) 6:45.62 (1:19.30) DQ (1:48.27)

    Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 2

    1. University of Minnesota 72 2. Indiana University 68 3. University of Michigan 60 4. Penn State University 58 5. Northwestern University 52 6. Purdue University 48 7. University of Iowa 44 8. Ohio State University 42 9. University of Wisconsin 40 10. Michigan State University 32 10. University of Illinois 32