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Minnesota Takes Day 1 Lead at Big Ten Women's Championships

Minnesota opened first day of competition taking the 200-yard medley relay gold with a Big Ten Championship record and NCAA A-cut qualifying time of 1:35.55. Michigan followed suit, taking first place in the 800-yard freestyle relay with a Big Ten Championship record and NCAA A-cut qualifying time of 6:55.34. The time replaces the Wolverines' previous record of 6:58.54, set last year in Ann Arbor. 

After the first day of competition, Minnesota leads with 118 points, followed by No. 2 Michigan (114), No. 3 Wisconsin (110), No. 4 Indiana (108) and No. 5 Ohio State (102). Purdue sits in sixth with 92 points, while Northwestern and Iowa round out the top eight with 80 and 78 points, respectively. 

Competition continues tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. ET with the 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley, 50-yard freestyle, one-meter diving competition and the 400-yard freestyle relay. 

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