Ohio State’s depth took them to their first Big Ten title in years last season, but Michigan is deeper this time around. Also– what say Northwestern?
The win was monumental for the Illini, marking the program’s first Big Ten dual meet victory since October 12th, 2018, when they bested Michigan State.
Purdue was set to host Illinois and Michigan State for a tri-meet this weekend, but MSU had to back out on Friday due to COVID-19 issues within the program.
Futures qualifier Logan Kuehne has announced her decision to swim at the University of Illinois beginning in the fall of 2021.
Nebraska hosted Illinois for a Big Ten dual meet this past Saturday, emerging victorious by a considerable margin
The Illinois swimming and diving team earned wins over Illinois State (210-90) and Southern Illinois (176-123), while SIU defeated the Redbirds (187-113).
Bacarizo joined the Wildcats mid-season last year; his 48.93 in the 100 back today was his quickest in-season time in the event, ever.
Illinois picked up top times in 11 of 14 swimming events, while Taylor Shegos broke a school record in the 1-meter dive in a 193-107 win over Indiana State.
Things got off to a bit of an odd start, as Illinois powered to a win in the 200 medley relay, with Notre Dame’s A and B relays taking 2nd and 3rd and Iowa’s A relay placing 4th.
Illinois freshman Abby Cabush posted a 1:51.91 to win the 200 free, splitting the race very tightly.
Katie Sanders of Green Hope High School and Marlins of Raleigh has committed to swim for the University of Illinois next fall.
Lauren Partridge of Nitro Swimming and Cedar Park High School will swim for the University of Illinois in the fall.
Makayla Varga from Lincoln-Way East High School and Lincoln Way Swim Association has announced she will swim for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the fall.
Wisconsin’s Abby Cabush has elected to swim for the University of Illinois next fall.