2016 Men’s Big Ten C’Ships Day 2 Ups/Downs-Michigan Claims 3 Top Seeds

BIG TEN – MEN

Reminder of Event Scoring:

A Final Scoring: 32-28-27-26-25-24-23-22
B Final Scoring: 20-17-16-15-14-13-12-11
C Final Scoring: 9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (Plus 17-24 in Diving Prelims)
Relay Scoring: 64-56-54-52-50-48-46-44-40-34

Top 5 Team Standings Through Event 2:

  1. Michigan 128
  2. Indiana 112
  3. Ohio State 106
  4. Iowa 100
  5. Wisconsin 98

The top two teams have started to separate themselves from the remaining squads, at least just through day 2 prelims. The Michigan Wolverines and Indiana Hoosiers each bring back 7 A-Final swimmers tonight, highlighted by the maize and blue capturing the top seeds in each of the events.

Michigan’s PJ Ransford holds the top spot in the 500 freestyle, with Dylan Bosch the man to beat in the 200 IM, and Paul Powers ready to make his way into possible sub-19 territory in tonight’s splash n’ dash.

But, Indiana made a statement of its own, capturing 3 seeds right behind rival Michigan in the 200 IM, led by Ian Finnerty. Indiana also has a legit opponent to Michigan’s Powers in the 50 freestyle, with sophomore Ali Khalafalla roaring to a new Hoosier record in the event, stopping the clock at 19.30 this morning, his lifetime best by almost .2 of a second.

 

Team Ups Mids Downs Total
Michigan 7 6 3 16
Indiana 7 4 3 14
Ohio State 5 4 3 12
Wisconsin 2 3 2 7
Purdue 1 1 5 7
Minnesota 2 1 2 5
Northwestern 0 3 1 4
Penn State 0 2 2 4
Iowa 0 0 3 3
Michigan State 0 0 0 0

 

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Coach Chackett

Michigan has a lot of high places on prelims, could lose a few points. Why did Indiana swimmer concede 200 IM spot? Relay swimmer? Scored out:

Michigan 436
Indiana 362
Ohio State 305
Wisconsin 207
Minnesota 161
Purdue 142
Northwestern 141
Iowa 118
Penn State 116
Michigan State 74 (Shutout of ABC finals)

Then add 1m Diving and the 400 Medley Relay tonight.

Former IU

What swimmer conceded an IM spot?

Leanne

Kunz from IU conceded a swim-off against a swimmer from Michigan for a spot in the B final versus C final. I found it very odd

Former IU

Oh, that is strange…not sure the motivation behind. Maybe just saving for the relay a little and trying to avoid the extra swim? You’d think that he could at least go after the swim-off and relax a little more in finals and pick up the extra points on 16th versus 17th…

Swedish Fish

My guess is they believe they have a legitimate shot at winning the 400MR and want Tanner as fresh as possible for the breaststroke leg.

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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