With nine NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving championship meets this weekend, we want to highlight all the action from Thursday
Michigan had a big morning after picking up 248 points/13 morning swims, including a potential 100 fly 1-2 finish led by Maggie MacNeil and Olivia Carter.
The Ohio State Buckeyes look sharp with 16 returning swims this evening, worth 342.5 projected points. The next-most points came from Indiana (251 points).
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?
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.
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.
Nebraska’s Autumn Haebig was triple event winner, taking the 100, 200, and 500 frees for the Huskers.
Tiltmann also won the 100 fly and went for a 100 free split in the 200 free, touching at 50.03 just off of her lifetime best.
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.
The Rutgers A squad was led off by Terka Grusova in a new 100 backstroke season best of 52.95
After one day of competition, Rutgers holds a slim 9 point lead over Nebraska heading into Day 2, despite Nebraska winning 5 of 9 events today.
Nebraska hosted Illinois for a Big Ten dual meet this past Saturday, emerging victorious by a considerable margin
On Saturday afternoon, the Huskers wrapped up a strong opening weekend with a 143-100 win over UNI in Cedar Falls, Iowa.