Kinney swam legs on two Wisconsin relays that won championships at Saturday's Big Ten Meet.
Chase Kinney hasn’t forgotten how to race.
A year after a record-setting run as a Jackson High School senior, she swam legs on two Wisconsin relays that won championships at Saturday’s Big Ten Meet.
Kinney was on Wisconsin’s winning 200-yard freestyle and 400-yard freestyle relays in the conference meet at Minnesota.
A perspective on how much faster swimming is on the major-college level: In the 2013 OHSAA state meet, in which Kinney helped Jackson place fourth in the 200-yard freestyle relay, Upper Arlington set a state tournament record in the event with a 1:34.19. Wisconsin’s winning time in the event Saturday was 1:28.75, good for a spot in NCAA nationals.
Kinney was named to the first unit of the All-Big Ten team after the meet. She also placed fourth in the 50 freestyle in 22.48, two/one hundredths of a second behind third-place Michelle Williams, an Ohio State senior. Kinney’s Wisconsin teammate Ivy Martin, a junior, won the race in 21.68.
Kinney placed eighth in the 100 freestyle (also won by Martin) in 49.53.
In the 2013 state meet, swimming for Jackson, Kinney set a state record in the 50 with a 22.53 and a Division I state tournament record in the 100 with a 49.70.