University of Michigan senior Olivia Carter took home her third consecutive Big 10 title in the 200 Fly in Madison, Wis., last weekend, pulling away from the field on the back half of the race in the Big 10 championship meet.
Carter topped her own Big 10 championships meet record with the 1:51.83. The previous record was 1:52.17, which she set at last year’s championships. Carter is now the only swimmer in Big 10 championships history to swim under 1:53 in the 200 Fly, and with last week’s swim she’s gone under 1:52 as well.
Although the swim was a new Big 10 meet record, it wasn’t a season best for Carter. Her best time this year came in December, where she clocked a 1:51.62. That time ranks her second in the NCAA this season. The swim was, however, Carter’s third fastest time of her career, behind only her 1:51.62 season best, and her personal best of 1:51.33, which she swam at last year’s NCAAs.
Olivia’s dad is Dale Carter Jr., a Buchanan native. Her late grandparents are Dale and Gloria Carter of Buchanan and her uncle, Jimmy Carter, still lives in Buchanan.