2017 Men’s B1G Champs: Indiana Dethrones Michigan

2017 Men’s B1G Championships

  • When: Wednesday, February 22th to Saturday, February 25th | Prelims 11am | Finals 6:30pm
  • Where: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: Michigan Wolverines (results)
  • New Champion: Indiana Hoosiers (results)

Indiana outscored both Michigan and Ohio State to capture its 25th Big Ten Championship, but it was its first conference title in more than a decade. The four-day meet saw 9 B1G conference records fall, and an exciting finish for the team title. The top three teams (Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan) finished within 122 points of one another, and Ohio State and Michigan finished in a two-way tie for the runner-up position.

Indiana’s Vini Lanza was named the Swimmer of the Championships, after finishing with four event titles and one runner-up finish. He won the 200 IM and 200 fly, and swam on the Hoosiers’ winning 200 medley and 400 medley relays. Lanza also claimed second in the 100 fly. He’s just the fifth swimmer in Indiana program history to receive the award.

The final standings, event winners, and First Team and Second Team All-Big selections are outlined below.

Final Standings:
1. Indiana 1504
T-2. Ohio State 1382
T-2. Michigan 1382
4. Minnesota 879
5. Wisconsin 763
6. Purdue 721.5
7. Penn State 554.5
8. Iowa 424
9. Northwestern 349
10. Michigan State 273

Event Winners:
200 medley relay (Indiana, 1:23.61)

800 free relay (Indiana, 6:11.98)

500 free (Felix Auboeck, Michigan, 4:10.63) (B1G meet record)

200 IM (Vini Lanza, Indiana, 1:41.59)

50 free (Paul Powers, Michigan, 18.80) (B1G record)

One-meter springboard (Michael Hixon, Indiana, 488.65) (B1G record)

400 medley relay (Indiana, 3:03.28) (B1G record)

100 fly (Matt McHugh, Ohio State, 44.91) (B1G record)

400 IM (Charles Swanson, Michigan, 3:41.13)

200 free (Blake Pieroni, Indiana, 1:32.13) (B1G Record)

100 breast (Ian Finnerty, Indiana, 51.38) (B1G Record)

100 back (Shane Ryan, Penn State, 44.65) (B1G Record)

3-meter springboard (Michael Hixon, Indiana, 520.40 (B1G meet record)

200 free relay (Ohio State, 1:16.61)

1,650 free (Felix Auboeck, Michigan, 14:29.25) (B1G meet record)

200 back (Bob Glover, Indiana, 1:41.25)

100 free (Blake Pieroni, Indiana, 41.44) (B1G record)

200 breast (Marat Amaltdinov, Purdue, 1:52.89)

200 fly (Vini Lanza, Indiana, 1:40.97)

Platform diving (Steele Johnson, Purdue, 547.80)

400 free relay (Indiana, 2:48.29) (B1G record)

First Team All-Big Ten
Marwan El Kamash, Indiana
Ian Finnerty, Indiana
Robert Glover, Indiana
Michael Hixon, Indiana
Ali Khalafalla, Indiana
Vini Lanza, Indiana
Blake Pieroni, Indiana
Mohamed Samy, Indiana
Anze Tavcar, Indiana
Felix Auboeck, Michigan
Paul Powers, Michigan
Charlie Swanson, Michigan
Mossimo Chavez, Ohio State
Josh Fleagle, Ohio State
Matt McHugh, Ohio State
Thomas Trace, Ohio State
Shane Ryan, Penn State
Marat Amaltdinov, Purdue
Steele Johnson, Purdue

Second Team All-Big Ten
Christopher Klein, Michigan
Jacob Montaque, Michigan
Tristan Sanders, Michigan
Vincent Tafuto, Michigan
Jakub Maly, Minnesota
Jordan Wilimovsky, Northwestern
Jack Barone, Ohio State
Noah Lense, Ohio State
Andrew Loy, Ohio State
Colin Zeng, Ohio State
Cannon Clifton, Wisconsin
Matthew Hutchins, Wisconsin
Brett Pinfold, Wisconsin
Ryan Stack, Wisconsin


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4 years ago

I’m going to assume the 500fr winner went 4:10.63 instead of 6:10.63?
Otherwise Men’s B1G is seriously lacking in distance swimmers?

Reply to  KSchwim
4 years ago

You’re right – because the runner-up went 4:11.98… there would be some serious scoring discrepancies otherwise lol

Our House
4 years ago

Is it true that McCorkle Pavilion is Indiana’s house??

Reply to  Our House
4 years ago

No, I don’t believe so. It is on Ohio State’s campus so it would be Ohio State’s house.

Reply to  Our House
4 years ago

I heard that OSU couldn’t handle the siege from King Ray and the boys. Columbus, OH is now called “Bloomington 2”.

Reply to  Our House
4 years ago

No and I believe the guy who was confused with that was max Irwin, someone who was pretty irrelevant in the meet with his highest place being 7th.

Reply to  Reece
4 years ago

Seems like OSU is a little salty that a bunch of degenerated that run around making monkey noises on deck with half their team either unshaven or partially tapered strolled in and laid that big of a spanking down in them. You’d think Ohio would have put up more of a fight instead of laying down and letting Indiana make that pool theirs

Reply to  Reece
4 years ago

Well you clearly do not know Max Irwin at all and if you did you would know that he is an integral part of an Indiana that just happened to win this past weekend. Scoreboard.

4 years ago

Michigan is going to petition OSU never host B1Gs again. The last time they lost B1Gs were also at OSU.

Reply to  B1GFAN
4 years ago

That’s cute.

4 years ago

Iowa AD should get some new blood in their coaches offices. No reason they should still be at the bottom of the conference with a new pool.

Reply to  Whazzup
4 years ago

Their whole assistant coaching staff quit last season…. That says something.

Iowa data
Reply to  Whazzup
4 years ago

Iowa’s Big Ten finishes under Coach Long:

Men: 9/9/9/9/6/7/5/7/8/8/7/8
Women: 8/10/10/9/9/9/9/9/10/8/8/11/8

On the other hand, Coach Long runs a clean program, kids have fun, work hard, and graduate. No scandals. He’s kind of a Tom Davis type of coach, hard worker, great individual morals, instills great team ethics. Just no amazing recruiting classes, and a lot of swimmers don’t improve much under his training philosophy. He’s not Glenn Patton, but he’s not Jerry Tarkanian either.

Iowa data
Reply to  Whazzup
4 years ago

Iowa coaches, supporters, and parents also suffer from a lack of critical thinking and objective analysis. A previous Big Ten thread made three observations:

1. Iowa distance swimmers are consistently inconsistent, as evidenced by a 4-year longitudinal analysis of current swimmers.

2. Iowa top-end butterfly recruits don’t improve, as evidenced by a 4-year longitudinal analysis of current swimmers.

3. Iowa’s (and the rest of the Big Ten) swim program lacks diversity as evidenced by roster analysis, minus international swimmers.

All three of these observations were met with a collective — “you’re a hater”. Iowa is what it is.

4 years ago

It’s probably been written about before, but the best name ever is that of the platform diving champ from Purdue. ??

jay ryan
Reply to  Baldingeagle
4 years ago

Steele Johnson, yes, and the ARMY Freestyler Evin Rude.