His split today was over an entire second quicker than he was on NU’s 200 medley relay on the first night of the 2020 Big Ten Championships.
U.S. Olympian Tom Shields, a California postgrad, has scratched out of his signature 100 fly. Shields, however, will still swim the 200 free.
Notre Dame’s Luciana Thomas, above, almost broke the Notre Dame school record in the 200 fly at the Purdue Last Chance meet on Saturday.
Ohio State heads into today with a commanding lead over Michigan.
After breaking Northwestern records in the 200 IM and 100 back yesterday, Calypso Sheridan is the heavy favorite to take the 400 IM title tonight.
Ohio State comes in as the early leader, yet Michigan’s MacNeil/Tucker could potentially snag 2 titles later in the evening for the 2nd-place Wolverines.
3 of the Big Ten’s top 6 100 butterfliers this season won’t swim the race on Friday, leaving Maggie MacNeil in comfortable position to defend her title.
Last year, Indiana drew first blood with a win in the 200 medley relay, where they swam a 1:34.71 to win the event for a second year in a row.
Michigan’s Miranda Tucker has chosen the 50 free over the 200 IM on Wednesday at the 2020 Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships.
Michigan looks set to take the Big ten title back after getting dethroned by IU last year.
After winning both the 100 free and 100 fly, the Italian freshman nearly pulled the NU men to a win in the 400 free relay with a 43.08 anchor leg.
In addition to Nelson being named Female Swimmer of the Week, Northwestern’s Markie Hopkins and Ally Larson were named Big Ten Diver and Freshman of the Week.
Federico Burdisso churned out a 1:34.15 in the 200 free to break Matt Grevers’ school record of 1:34.21 from back in 2007.
Calypso Sheridan went on to win the women’s 100 fly in a personal best 52.69.
Northwestern won 3 of the 4 relays on day 1 of the TYR Invitational.