Wednesday Evening Big Ten Photos

Feb. 19, 2003

The Boilermakers felt very comfortable in their
home pool on Wednesday night, as men's team junior Nick Cenci leads the
Boilermakers onto the deck during the Opening Ceremonies.

With a time more than 1.5 seconds faster than 2002,
the Boilermaker team of Finnerty, Lange, Paradeise and Dolansky took home
second place in the 200 medley relay. The women set a Purdue school record
and tallied an NCAA automatic cut time.

The University of Michigan parades into the
Boilermaker Aquatic Center during Wednesday's Opening Ceremonies.

The Wisconsin Badgers are the Big Ten champions of
the 800 freestyle relay. With a time of 7:07.30, they earned an NCAA
automatic cut time and broke the Holloway Pool record, their own school
record and the Big Ten Championships record.

The Penn State Nittany Lions won the first event
of the week with a time of 1:39.41. Their time is currently the fastest in
the nation, a Big Ten All-Time record, a Big Ten Championships Meet record,
a Doris Z. Holloway Pool record, a Penn State school record and an NCAA
automatic cut time.

The Indiana Hoosiers finished second to Wisconsin in
the 800 freestyle relay.

The top eight schools posed on the awards stand for
their fans and teammates to record the moment.

Following the entrance of all 11 Big Ten teams,
the Purdue Band played 'The Big Ten Melody'. Here, the teams gathered for
the National Anthem.

Recreational Sports Center Director Carol Stickel
congratulates the sixth-place 800 freestyle relay team from the University
of Minnesota.