Indiana came away with decisive wins in both the men’s and women’s meets.
In his first meet back, it looks as though the 5th year sprinter hasn’t missed a beat.
Peplowski, who was the Hoosiers’ leading breaststroker last season, swept the breast events to open the season.
Hoosier super-senior Gabriel Fantoni had an electric start to his season in the Indiana intrasquad quadrathalon on Thursday.
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.
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 Hoosier men were hard to stop, powered by a triple from sophomore Brendan Burns. The IU women’s breaststrokers were a strong point as they also won.
Brendan Burns won both butterfly events as the IU men got the job done over Michigan and Northwestern, while Wolverine Maggie MacNeil went a 200 free PR.
After an exciting night of relays, let’s get into some individual racing!
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 looks set to take the Big ten title back after getting dethroned by IU last year.
Kentucky freshman Caitlin Brooks won the 100 back, placed second in the 200 back, and led off Kentucky’s winning 200 medley relay as they beat IU and ND.
There’s a lot of agreement among rankers with the top four teams. After that… not so much. Stanford chases four straight NCAA titles this spring.
The #1 class this year will be led by the #1 recruit, Kate Douglass. Check out our top 4 incoming NCAA classes for this season.
Last year’s #1-ranked recruit graduated early, leaving this class a little thinner than it was. But new #1 Kate Douglass is a tailor-made NCAA prospect with sprint speed across all four strokes – and she’s part of a monster recruiting class for one rising NCAA program.