2019 Women’s Big Ten Championships: Day 4 Up/Mid/Downs

2019 WOMEN’S B1G CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • When: Wednesday, February 20th to Saturday, February 23rd | Prelims 11am | Finals 6:30pm (6pm Saturday)
  • Where: Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center, Bloomington, IN (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: Michigan Wolverines (3x) (results)
  • Live Results
  • Streaming: Big Ten Network
  • Championship Central: here

So this is it, the final day of the 2019 Women’s Big Ten Championships. A meet that was projected to be the tightest we’ve seen in years has the Indiana Hoosiers entering the final day with an 111-point advantage and their first Big Ten title since 2011 on the line.

In the final day of competition, those two teams, with Michigan having 11 A-finalists and Indiana 9, should finally pull away from a scrappy Ohio State team, who has been in the fight all week but put only 5 swimmers into A finals on Saturday.

Michigan qualified 20 swimmers and Indiana qualified 19 swimmers for Saturday night’s individual finals (which includes the mile, even though they technically are timed finals, not A, B, and C finals). While Michigan has more A finalists (11), Indiana’s 8 B finalists make that a pretty even match.

In short: besides awaiting the spectacular results of Lilly King in the 200 breast final (where a record seems to be a probability), that 200 breaststroke with 4 Indiana swimmers in the A final and 4 in the B final should be a final nail in the coffin to clinch the title for the Hoosiers (which, as always, is barring an unforeseen disaster like a relay DQ).

Women’s A/B/C Finals for Saturday, day 4, by Event:

Excludes diving and relays

200 back 100 free 200 breast 200 fly 1650 free
Team A B C Team A B C Team A B C Team A B C Team A B C
Michigan 1 2 1 Michigan 3 0 0 Michigan 2 0 1 Michigan 3 2 1 Michigan 2 0 2
Indiana 0 0 0 Indiana 1 2 2 Indiana 4 4 0 Indiana 1 1 0 Indiana 3 1 0
Ohio State 1 3 0 Ohio State 2 2 1 Ohio State 0 1 0 Ohio State 1 1 0 Ohio State 1 2 1
Minnesota 2 0 1 Minnesota 1 0 0 Minnesota 1 1 1 Minnesota 0 0 0 Minnesota 1 1 1
Rutgers 2 0 0 Rutgers 0 0 0 Rutgers 0 0 0 Rutgers 1 1 0 Rutgers 0 0 1
Wisconsin 1 3 2 Wisconsin 1 1 1 Wisconsin 0 0 1 Wisconsin 0 0 3 Wisconsin 0 1 0
Penn State 0 0 1 Penn State 0 0 1 Penn State 0 0 1 Penn State 1 0 1 Penn State 1 0 1
Purdue 1 0 1 Purdue 0 1 1 Purdue 0 1 0 Purdue 0 1 1 Purdue 0 1 0
Northwestern 0 0 1 Northwestern 0 0 1 Northwestern 1 1 2 Northwestern 0 0 0 Northwestern 0 2 1
Nebraska 0 0 1 Nebraska 0 1 0 Nebraska 0 0 1 Nebraska 1 2 1 Nebraska 0 0 1
Iowa 0 0 0 Iowa 0 1 1 Iowa 0 0 0 Iowa 0 0 1 Iowa 0 0 0
Michigan State 0 0 0 Michigan State 0 0 0 Michigan State 0 0 1 Michigan State 0 0 0 Michigan State 0 0 0
Illinois 0 0 0 Illinois 0 0 0 Illinois 0 0 0 Illinois 0 0 0 Illinois 0 0 0

Women’s A/B/C Finals for Saturday, day 4, total:

Excludes diving and relays

Totals
Team A B C
Michigan 11 4 5
Indiana 9 8 2
Ohio State 5 9 2
Minnesota 5 2 3
Rutgers 3 1 1
Wisconsin 2 5 7
Penn State 2 0 5
Purdue 1 4 3
Northwestern 1 3 5
Nebraska 1 3 4
Iowa 0 1 2
Michigan State 0 0 1
Illinois 0 0 0

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Carol Glover

I think it should read 20 finalists for MI not 29.

Buddy

“Scrappy Ohio state team”? Is that necessary?

Anon

I think it’s a compliment saying they are really consistent and doing better than excepted based on best time and mid season

sven

Since it was used in the context of “having an aggressive and determined spirit” (Merriam Webster) and Ohio State seems to have an aggressive and determined spirit.. yes. It probably was.

ChompChomp

Who was I just @ing about Ohio State always finding a reason to be negative and complain? +1 for ChompChomp. Should we start keeping track?

OSU

Yes that comment was posted by the entire ohio state team. Seems fair 🙂 who was i just @ing about people finding any reason to pin against ohio state as a whole, probably you. Just leave them alone my dude.

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