Swimming and Diving Closes Out Thursday Session of Big Ten Championships

Feb. 16, 2017

Thursday Final Results | Friday Preliminary Sheet | Meet Central

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. –
Junior Addison Walkowiak finished sixth overall in the 1-meter dive and Rutgers broke a program record in the 400 medley relay at the Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday night in West Lafayette, Indiana.

After day two, the Scarlet Knights are currently 10th as a team with 171.5 points.

Walkowiak secured her place on the podium with a 314.40 score in the final round of the 1-meter dive. The Ballston Spa, New York, native entered the final after she produced a score of 284.45 during the preliminary session earlier in the day, which was eighth overall.

Senior Alyssa Black placed 12th with a score of 280.60 after she qualified for the consolation final of the event. Sophomore Rachel Byrne also collected points for the Scarlet Knights with her tied-for-19th-place result of 254.90.

In the pool, the Scarlet Knights broke a school record in the 400 medley relay to finish eighth overall in the race. Sophomore Vera Koprivova, senior Rachel Stoddard, sophomore Francesca Stoppa and freshman Clare Lawlor hit the wall with a time of 3:37.13, .51 seconds faster than the previous program record of 3:37.64 set in 2015.

Lawlor finished 17th overall with her time of 22.63, winning the “C” final of the event while securing a NCAA B cut. Lawlor added another NCAA B result during the preliminary event with her time of 22.88. The Orland Park, Illinois, native improved her seed time by .73 points.

Rutgers opens Friday’s preliminary session with the 100 butterfly, 400 IM, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke and 3-meter dive. The night portion features all six events along with the 200 freestyle relay.

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