Michigan’s Maggie MacNeil will swim the 100 free, along with on-fire Northwestern senior Maddie Smith. Phoebe Bacon will swim the 200 back as well.
Freshman Phoebe Bacon is looking to defend the Badger’s 100 back title (won last year by Beata Nelson.) OSU’s Emily Crane was within .5 of her in prelims.
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?
Ohio State won its first women’s Big Ten swimming & diving title in two decades last year, and a deep group of returners make them the favorites to repeat.
After finishing 3rd last year, Ohio State outperformed defending champion Indiana, and 2016-2018 champion Michigan, winning by a margin of by 197 points.
Ohio State heads into today with a commanding lead over Michigan.
The Ohio State swimming and diving program will compete in its first double dual of the season against Virginia Tech and Penn State on Nov. 1-2.
Leah Baker from Moon High School and Moon Aqua Club has announced her verbal commitment to the Ohio State Buckeyes for 2019-20.
Brynna Wolfe from Kings High School and Mason Manta Rays has verbally committed to in-state Ohio State University for 2019-20.
Amy Fulmer from Bellefontaine, Ohio has announced her verbal commitment to The Ohio State University’s class of 2023.