The Wisconsin swimming and diving teams are in good position after day one of the Big Ten Duals in West Lafayette, Ind. The womens team is in the lead in all three duals, while the men are trailing in both of theirs.
The women are beating Minnesota, 99-87; Illinois, 122-64 and Purdue, 101-85. The men are trailing Minnesota, 134-52 and Purdue, 123-63.
Susan Johnson (Toledo, Ohio) led the way for the Badger women taking a first place finish in the 200-yard medley relay (1:44.80) with Jenny Gelden (Kenosha, Wis.), Sierra Lewis (Bend, Ore.) and Sarah Hernandez (Chico, Calif.). Johnson also won the 100-yard backstroke (56.55) and was part of the winning 800-yard freestyle relay team (7:23.46) with Anna Trinidad (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Emily Carpenter (Lees Summit, Mo.) and Carly Piper (Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.).
Adam Mania (Hickman, Neb.) was the only swimmer on the mens side to win an event. Mania took first in the 100-yard backstroke (48.55). Adding to the Badgers score was sophomore Tom Molzahn (Barrington, Ill.) who took sixth in the 200-yard freestyle (1:41.44) and also second in the 200-yard butterfly (1:51.80).
In diving, Cassie Kubly (Middleton, Wis.) took fifth on the 1-meter board (229.45) and Amanda Witte took sixth with a score of 222.05. On the mens 3-meter board, Justin Bonner took eighth (414.55) and Ben Raznick took ninth with a score of 378.95.
The Big Ten Duals will conclude on Jan. 29, starting at 11 a.m. from West Lafayette, Ind.