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Badgers third in 400 medley relay

The No. 17-ranked Badgers opened the third night of the Big Ten championships with a third-place showing in the 400-yard medley relay, clocking a time of 3:36.47.

The mark is fourth-fastest in school history.

Junior Maggie Meyer had the Badgers staked to the lead after leading off with a split of 52.76 on the backstroke leg, and sophomore Ashley Wanland followed with a strong effort in the breaststroke to keep the Badgers on top at the halfway mark, at 1:52.68.

Freshman Laura Miller followed on the butterfly with a 55.45 leg, and the Badgers stood second with 100 yards to go.

Sophomore Beckie Thompson had nearly two seconds to make up on the freestyle leg when she made the final exchange and couldn't close the gap despite recording the fastest anchor split in the field, at 48.34.

Minnesota won in 3:35.12, with Indiana second in 3:36.12.