2019 B1G Men’s Champs: Day 2 Up/Down/Mids


  • When: Wednesday, February 27th to Saturday, March 2nd | Prelims 11am | Finals 6:30pm
  • Where: University of Iowa (Central Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: Indiana Hoosiers x2 (results)
  • Live Results
  • Streaming: BTN Plus (must have a conference pass, not a school-specific pass)
  • Championship Central: here

The University of Michigan put together a near-perfect first morning session of the 2019 Men’s Big Ten Championships, putting five swimmers in the A-final of the 500 freestyle, and earning second swims across all 13 of their 500 free and 200 IM entries.  In total, the Wolverines have nine championship finals swimmers competing tonight, including the top seeds in the 500 and 50 freestyles.

Defending champion Indiana, however, is right on Michigan’s heels, with a leading 19 second swims tonight (including 6 A-finalists and 7 B-finalists).  The Hoosiers will make up some of the 500 freestyle margin in the 200 IM, where they have Big Ten meet record holder Vini Lanza and NCAA breaststroke champion Ian Finnerty in the A-final.  We should note that–though we’re not exactly experts on this–Indiana should again hold a big edge tonight in 1-meter diving over Michigan.

Ohio State continued its strong momentum from opening night with five championship finalists of their own, including Andrew Loywho followed up his lifetime best 200 freestyle from last night with another in the 200 IM this morning.  He’ll be in the middle lane tonight after a team record 1:42.15 performance.

For those unfamiliar with swimming terminology, the concept of “Ups” and “Downs” is a good way to track which teams performed best at prelims. In prelims, swimmers qualify for one of three finals heats: the top 8 finishers make the A final, places 9 through 16 the B final and places 17 through 24 the C final. In finals, swimmers are locked into their respective final, meaning a swimmer in the B heat (spots 9-16) can only place as high as 9th or as low as 16th, even if they put up the fastest or slowest time of any heat in the final.

With that in mind, we’ll be tracking “Ups,” “Mids” and “Downs” after each prelims session. “Up” refers to swimmers in the A final, “Mid” to swimmers in the B final and “Down” to swimmers in the C final.

Note: the figures below have not been updated to reflect diving.


All 500 Free 200 IM 50 Free
MICH 9/2/4 5/1/2 3/1/1 1/0/1
IND 6/7/4 2/2/1 2/3/3 2/2/0
OSU 5/4/4 1/0/1 2/1/1 2/3/2
PSU 2/1/0 0/0/0 0/1/0 2/0/0
PUR 1/2/3 0/0/1 1/1/0 0/1/2
MINN 1/1/1 0/0/1 0/1/0 1/0/0
IOWA 0/3/3 0/2/1 0/0/1 0/1/2
WISC 0/3/3 0/2/1 0/0/1 0/1/1
NU 0/1/0 0/1/0 0/0/0 0/0/0
MSU 0/0/2 0/0/0 0/0/1 0/0/1

Projected points from session (not including yesterday’s relays):

Place Team Score
1. MICH 281.0
2. IND 278.0
3. OSU 200.0
4. PUR 72.0
5. WISC 65.0
6. PSU 60.0
7. MINN 53.0
8. IOWA 51.0
9. NU 16.0
10. MSU 10.0

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IU Swammer
2 years ago

IU added 3 A finalists in diving.

Carol Glover
Reply to  IU Swammer
2 years ago

I believe it’s 2A, 1B, and 17th
MI 2B and 20th and 23rd

IU Swammer
Reply to  Carol Glover
2 years ago

You’re right. I missed the last round.

2 years ago

Guess Meechegun don’t like diving! Haha IU schooled em and will be leading tonight by about 40 points. So sad for the little baby Boyz in blue who will go boohoo all the way to NCAA and there will they cry all day.

Reply to  Ladymanvol
2 years ago

this is not it chief

Reply to  Ladymanvol
2 years ago

wow someone is really mature… good for u

Reply to  JustKeepSwimming
2 years ago

Yes like anyone who cheers for Meeechiguns – cause they will finish uhhh not first – uhhh no trophy for them

Reply to  Ladymanvol
2 years ago

Ur funny 😂

Carol Glover
2 years ago

Diving consols complete

IU 15th
MI 13th and 14th

Jim Lahey
Reply to  Carol Glover
2 years ago

Carol- Why isn’t Robert swimming? Did he graduate?

Reply to  Jim Lahey
2 years ago

Oooh ooh pick me, I can answer this one!

His last year of eligibility was 2016-2017.

(But he’s still full of swimming – you can find him frequently in the SS comments section).

Carol Glover
Reply to  Braden Keith
2 years ago

Braden is correct. Bob graduated in 2017 and is a territory rep living in Arlington, VA. He just joined a masters team, so he’s still swimming.

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