IU breaks record in first day of Big Ten Championships

The IU women’s swimming and diving team is tied for first place with Minnesota after day one at the 2013 Big Ten Championships.

Led by the 800-yard freestyle relay team, the Hoosiers picked up their first win of the Championships. The group, composed of freshmen Haley Lips and Brooklynn Snodgrass, sophomore Cynthia Pammett and junior Lindsay Vrooman, set a Big Ten record in the event as the first to ever break the seven-minute barrier with a time of 6:59.48.

In the 200-yard medley relay, the first event of the meet, the IU team earned a second-place finish with a time of 1:37.51. They lost to Minnesota by .62 seconds.

Senior Amy Cozad and junior Kate Hillman finished second in the 3-meter synchronized exhibition.

The action will resume at 12 p.m. today with the preliminary heats of the 500 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 50 freestyle and 1-meter dive.

— Gabrielle Reed

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