Minnesota vs Northwestern vs Purdue vs Iowa
- Friday & Saturday, January 28 & 29, 2022
- Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center, Minneapolis, MN
- SCY (25 yards)
- Live Results
Minnesota is hosting a Big Ten meet against Northwestern, Purdue, and Iowa this weekend, featuring two days of competition.
On the first night of the meet, Minnesota’s men pulled out a quick victory in the medley relay, fueled by a massive 22.53 breaststroke split from Max McHugh. It’s nothing we haven’t seen from McHugh before, but nonetheless, a 22.5 split from the NCAA champion is an eye-popping January swim. The Golden Gophers also had a great anchor split from Lucas Farrar, who posted a 19.13. Casey Stowe led the team off in 22.19, and Kaiser Neverman split 21.13 on fly, for a final time of 1:24.98. Purdue freshman Brady Samuels also made waves with his swim, splitting 20.27 on the fly leg of Purdue’s ‘A’ relay.
McHugh was stellar in the men’s 100 breast as well, taking the race handily with a blistering 50.58. The swim is only 0.40 seconds off his personal best of 50.18, which he swam to win the 100 breast at NCAAs last year. With the swim, McHugh also overtook Texas’ Caspar Corbeau as the top 100 breaststroker in the NCAA this season.
Jasmine Nocentini transferring to Northwestern for this season is paying dividends. The sophomore anchored Northwestern’s ‘A’ women’s 200 medley relay to victory in 21.48. She then went on to win the women’s 50 free in 21.92, out-touching teammate Maddie Smith (22.06). Nocentini also split 1:46.11 on the anchor of Northwestern’s 800 free relay.
Minnesota freshman Hannah Cornish clocked a new personal best to win the women’s 200 free, swimming a 1:46.09. She went toe-to-toe with Northwestern’s Ally Larson (1:46.89). The pair were just 0.03 seconds apart at the 100 turn, but Cornish was able to put together 27.06/26.99 splits on the final two 50s, while Larson was 27.29/27.50.
Northwestern’s Lola Mull had a massive personal best in the 1000 free, roaring to a 9:34.56. She also negative split the race slightly, splitting 4:47.36 on the first 500, and 4:47.20 on the 2nd. The swim was a lifetime best by just shy of 15 seconds. Minnesota freshman Eliot Kennedy also swam a personal best, taking 2nd in 9:51.13. Kennedy split 4:51.14 on the opening 500 of the race, which is under her personal best in the 500 free as well.