Members of the Minnesota women's swimming and diving team said they expected the Big Ten Championships to be loud. Loud might have been an understatement.
The crowd factored in the first race of the night — the 200-yard medley relay. Indiana took home first place with a time of 1:36.69. Wisconsin followed shortly thereafter with the Gophers rounding out the top three with a time of 1:37.14.
Minnesota’s Sarah McCrady and Lexi Tenenbaum participated in a synchronized diving exhibition in which they won.
The 800-yard freestyle relay capped off the night. The Gophers won in convincing fashion by a final time of 7:00.04 — a new University Aquatic Center short-course record. Indiana placed second with a time of 7:03.08. Ohio State took third.
At the end of the first day, the Hoosiers lead all teams with a score of 74 points. Minnesota follows closely behind with 72. The Badgers place third with 60 points.