Max McHugh Swims 1:49.45 200 Breast, B1G Meet Record

Minnesota senior Max McHugh swam a 1:49.45 in the 200 breaststroke tonight to set a B1G meet record. That swim broke Ian Finnerty‘s record of 1:50.30 set back in 2019.

Max McHugh 2022
24.78 24.66
27.54 27.78
28.27 28.55
28.86 29.31

The biggest difference between the two is that McHugh had a faster second 100 compared to Finnerty. At the 100 mark, McHugh split a 52.36 and Finnerty split a 52.44.

Although it isn’t McHugh’s best time ever, it is a season best as he was a 1:51.27 at midseason. It also moves him up from #4 to #1 in the NCAA so far this season.

Tonight’s swim was his third-best time ever as well as his third time under 1:50. His best time is from last year’s NCAA’s where he won the event in a time of 1:49.02.

Tonight’s swim also was the #14 swim of all-time. McHugh holds the #8 (1:49.02) and #12 (1:49.41) performances of all-time.

Tonight’s win defends McHugh’s title in the event. He also defended his 100 breaststroke title earlier in the meet swimming to a win in a time of 50.67. He currently holds the top time in the NCAA in the 100 breaststroke as well. He will look to defend his titles in both events next month at NCAAs.

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Seth
7 months ago

I wish I could swim that freestyle

Former Big10
7 months ago

Still nutty that he got hit by a stray bullet

Mnswim
7 months ago

Great swim go gophers!

Old Swimmer
7 months ago

Minnesota sure is going to miss him unless he does a fifth year

SwimFanner
Reply to  Old Swimmer
7 months ago

he’s doing a fifth

SwimFanBig10
Reply to  Old Swimmer
7 months ago

5th confirmed

skiski
Reply to  SwimFanBig10
7 months ago

Big

HJones
Reply to  SwimFanBig10
7 months ago

Source?

COACH JOHNSON
Reply to  Old Swimmer
7 months ago

THERE HISTORY OF BUILDING BREAS PROGRAM’S FOR YEAR’S FROM JEAN FREEMAN TO THE GREAT DENNIS THE MENACE DALE ALL THE WAY TO COACH KELLY KRAMER. I LEARNED A LOT FROM THOSE COACHES GO MAX

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