Iowa sophomore Will Myhre swam a 51.81 in the 100 breaststroke on Friday morning, meaning that Iowa will swim at the NCAA Championships in their final season.
It’s hard to gauge the firepower for the top five teams or so this year with the truncated season, but Indiana looks to have a slight edge.
He also won the 200 breast today in 1:53.17, which moves him from #6 to #5 nationally, and split 22.73 BR on the medley as Minnesota beat Iowa by six points.
Phoebe Bacon and Regan Smith had another showdown in the women’s 200 back, with Bacon coming out on top rather handily this time.
Regan Smith and Phoebe Bacon had a 100 back rematch from 2019 when Bacon bested Smith. Tonight Smith won, but she didn’t beat Bacon’s U.S. Open Meet Record.
Aleksey Tarasenko, winner of the 100 free for the Black team, will be transferring to Tennessee following Iowa’s decision to cut swimming and diving.
Aleksey Tarasenko was an Iowa school record-holder as part of the 4×100 free and 4×200 free relays, #2 all-time in the 100 free, and #3 in the 50/200 free.
Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas put up another best time tonight, winning the 200 fly in 1:40.33. That’s a second faster than his lifetime best from 2019 NCAAs.
Wisconsin’s Cameron Tysoe is the top seed in the 200 back. He’ll be going after the Pool Record tonight set by Wisconsin NCAA Champion Drew TeDuits in 2013.
Ohio State’s Paul DeLakis is the top seed for the 200 IM in tonight’s finals of the 2020 men’s Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championships.
Michigan’s Felix Auboeck is chasing his 4th consecutive victory in the Big Ten 500 free today.
The Michigan men have a seasoned upperclassman roster with key freshman sprint additions. Right now, they look good to snap the Indiana three-year streak.
In the men’s meet, Iowa freshman Sergey Kuznetsov posted one of the fastest races of the day, clocking a 21.40 in the 50 fly.
Hoagland’s swim also marked yet another pool record broken by a Notre Dame swimmer, and Hoagland’s 3rd record of the meet.
Coleen Gillilan made it 3-for-3 for Notre Dame, winning the women’s 100 fly with a 52.13 for not only a pool record, but a ND school record as well.