This season has seen the 200 free stakes continually raised, and Michigan managed to top all of it with their record-setting 800 free relay that was the fastest ever on American soil.
Kyle Whitaker dropped another four tenths off his 400 IM for another Big Ten title. Meanwhile Ohio State and Penn State tied in a crazy 200 free relay that saw 4 teams go down to the wire.
Michael Wynalda broke the Big Ten record in the 200 free and is knocking on the door of the second 1:31 in the NCAA this season.
Michigan’s Kyle Whitaker won the 200 IM after taking down the conference record in prelims and setting himself up as a major threat at the NCAA Championships with a pair of 1:41-lows.
Michigan hit things hard in front of their home crowd at the Big Ten Championships, crushing the NCAA, Big Ten and US Open records in the 800 free relay with a blazing 6:09.85.
The Michigan Wolverines, last year’s national champions, will be hard to beat at this year’s Big Ten Championships.
Indiana senior Eric Ress won the Big Ten Swimmer of the Week award for the 3rd time in his career on Tuesday.
The Michigan Wolverine men got to try out a new-look lineup in their regular season-ending dual meet with Michigan State Saturday. The defending NCAA champs threw some big names into some interesting off events in winning all 16 events vs the Spartans at home.
Michigan senior Angie Chokran also took a win in the 100 breaststroke in her last college meet at the Canham Natatorium.
Ohio State grabs three of six Big Ten weekly awards, Minnesota’s Keefer wins 15th Diver of Week honor
The intense Ohio State-Michigan rivalry dual meets produced four of the six weekly Big Ten award-winners, with the Buckeyes taking three of those honors. In addition, Minnesota’s Maggie Keefer won Diver of the Week for the 15th time in her career.
A clash of Big Ten rivals led to comeback wins for the Ohio State women and Michigan men, and the Wolverine coaching staff live-tweeted the meet to offer their candid, mid-meet thoughts.
Michigan women lead by 4 at Ohio State with one day remaining, Buckeye men beat WVU, await Wolverine men tomorrow
Ohio State started strong, but the Wolverines battled back to take a 4-point lead into Saturday. Meanwhile, the Buckeye men beat up on West Virginia as they prepare for a battle with the Wolverines tomorrow.
Mike Bottom and his staff will live-Tweet their big meet against Ohio State on Saturday.
Wolverine junior Richard Funk is swimming faster and faster at a time when most aren’t. It’s a unique place to be in January, but a place in which Funk and his Michigan teammates have thrived.