2017 MEN’S B1G SWIMMING & DIVING 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)
- Live Results
- Streaming (BTN subscription required)
- Championship Central: here
Michigan freshman Felix Auboeck charged to the wall in first in the 500 free final at the 2017 B1G Championships, taking the title and breaking a significant record. The rookie touched the wall at 4:10.63, over a full second ahead of 2nd place Matt Hutchins of Wisconsin (4:11.98), which broke Peter Vanderkaay‘s B1G meet record of 4:12.37 set back in 2005. Notably, Hutchins was also under that mark, as was 3rd place Marwan El Kamash of Indiana (4:12.11).
Auboeck, one of many talented Michigan freshman this year, has now cemented his name in a storied Michigan distance legacy. The top four 500 freestyle performers in Big Ten history are Wolverines– Peter Vanderkaay (4:08.60), Tom Dolan (4:08.75), Felix Auboeck (4:10.63), and Connor Jaeger (4:10.84). Even more impressive, Auboeck is the fastest 500 freestyler at Michigan since Vanderkaay, faster even than Jaeger, and he’s only a freshman.
Auboeck will look to set more records as the rest of the B1G Championships run through this week. His splits from his spectacular swim today are below.
Auboeck, Felix O FR Michigan-MI 4:13.36 4:10.63 23.26 48.44 (25.18) 1:13.73 (25.29) 1:39.22 (25.49) 2:04.59 (25.37) 2:30.03 (25.44) 2:55.45 (25.42) 3:20.92 (25.47) 3:46.51 (25.59) 4:10.63 (24.12)