Minnesota's women's swimming and diving team sat
in sixth place after a brief first day of the Big Ten Championships on Wednesday in Bloomington, Ind.
The Gophers took seventh place in the 200-yard medley relay and sixth in the 800 freestyle relay to earn 50 team points.
In the first event, Jenny Hasling, Bridget McCoy, Sarah Perrott and Katy Coombe swam a 1:43.41, which was less than a half-second faster than their seeding time of 1:43.90.
Penn State won the 200 medley relay with a Big Ten-record mark of 1:39.06.
Then, in the 800 free relay, Kate Hardt, Valerie Tukey, Coombe and Erin O'Neil clocked an NCAA provisional time of 7:20.48 - just more than 11 seconds behind first-place Michigan's pool-record 7:09.42.
The Wolverines and Lions sit 1-2 in the team rankings with 73 and 72 points, respectively.
Alvarez gymnast of week
Minnesota men's gymnastics senior Guillermo Alvarez was named Big Ten gymnast of the week for the second-straight week. He shares the award this time with Ben Newman of Illinois.
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