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Badgers in seventh place after day three of Big Ten championships



Feb. 22, 2013


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MINNEAPOLIS -- A day after Ivy Martin stole the show for the Wisconsin women’s swimming and diving team, it was her sister Ruby Martin, who paced the Badgers during Friday’s events at the 2013 Big Ten Championships.

“We did have a couple of good performances and we’re still getting lifetime-best performances out of some people,” UW head coach Whitney L. Hite said. “Right now we are celebrating the success we do have but I know we will be better tomorrow.”

After helping the 400-yard medley relay team finish in sixth-place (3:35.35), Martin swam a career-best 53.69 in the finals of the 100-yard breaststroke, finishing sixth in her first ever A final.

Junior Rebecka Palm also earned a spot in the A final of the 100-yard butterfly, placing seventh with a time of 53.50. Senior Paulina Gralow competed in the 100-yard breaststroke for the Badgers, finishing in eighth-place with a time of 1:02.43.

Through 14 events, Wisconsin (195) is currently in seventh place heading into the final day of competition at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

“I was really proud of Paulina and the way she got after it today,” Hite said. “We aren’t very pleased with seventh place but we’ve just got to remain focused heading into the final day of competition.

Along with platform diving, Saturday’s finals will include six races. Among them are the 1650-yard freestyle, the 200-yard backstroke and the 200-yard butterfly.

Saturday’s prelims will begin at 11 a.m. (CT), with platform diving prelims slated to start at 1 p.m. The final session will begin at 6 p.m. with the 1650 free.

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