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Michigan wins Big Ten women's swimming title

The Detroit News
Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh gives Michigan women's swimming and diving team a pep talk ahead of Saturday's final competition at Canham Natatorium.

Michigan women’s swimming and diving team won the Big Ten championship and freshman Siobhan Haughey was named top swimmer of the tournament Saturday at Canham Natatorium in Ann Arbor.

Haughey won the 100-yard freestyle (47.71) Saturday, beating Ohio State’s Zhesi Li by 0.01 seconds to set both school and pool records.

Haughey, who also won the 200-yard freestyle (1:43.51) and 200-yard individual medley (1:54.97) during the four-day competition, became the first UM swimmer since Kaitlyn Brady in 2006 to win three individual events at the same Big Ten championship.

Clara Smiddy set a school record winning the 200-yard backstroke (1:51.57) Saturday. She also won the 100 backstroke (51.80) on Friday.

The conference title was UM’s first since 2004 and 15th in school history.

Final team standings

1. Michigan, 1,361

2. Indiana, 1,207.5

3. Minnesota, 927.5

4. Ohio State, 859

5. Purdue, 766.5

6. Wisconsin, 712

7. Penn State, 687.5

8. Northwestern, 467

9. Nebraska, 411.5

10. Rutgers, 385

11. Iowa, 369.5

12. Illinois, 234

13. Michigan State, 210