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.
The Michigan Wolverines, last year’s national champions, will be hard to beat at this year’s Big Ten Championships.
The Golden Gophers won the conference at home on a big final night that saw conference records from Wisconsin’s Ivy Martin and Indiana’s Gia Dalesandro.
Ivy Martin and Alyson Ackman were 48-low in prelims, making for a great finals showdown tonight. Indiana qualified 10 A finalists in trying to cut down Minnesota’s big team lead.
The Penn State women went into Annapolis, Maryland and emerged with a clean sweep win, taking all 16 events against Navy. The Nittany Lion men added a convincing 171-127 win of their own.
Sean Grier will end his career with 5 All-American honors, all from medley relays.
Marcin Tarcynski and the well-rounded Golden Bear men sit atop the mid-season power rankings.
Kasey Carlson won an extremely tight race over Arizona’s Margo Geer in the 100 free.
Bonnie Brandon closes in on three titles for Arizona in what’s been a banner weekend for the sophomore.
Kevin Cordes shaved four one-hundredths off his own American record in the 100 breast for Arizona on Day 2 at the Texas Invite.
Kevin Cordes was just a tenth off his own American record at prelims of the Texas Hall of Fame Invitational.
Margo Geer and the Arizona Wildcats tore up day one of the Texas Hall of Fame Invitational.
Arizona’s Giles Smith had an unbelievable prelims swim on day 1 of the 2013 Texas Hall of Fame Invitational.
The Longhorn men and women held onto their lead from day one to win today. The Penn State men also topped Virginia for the first time since 1997. Penn State sophomore, Shane Ryan, was unstoppable today, winning the 50 freestyle and then the 100 backstroke just minutes later. Despite just jumping out after swimming the 50 freestyle, Ryan posted the 4th fastest time in the nation this season in the backstroke. As if that wasn’t good enough, he then led off the 400 freestyle relay, posting the nation’s top 100 freestyle time.