The Wolverines put on a show in the 200 medley relay at the Big Ten Champs, breaking the meet record and swimming the fastest time in the NCAA this season.
Max McHugh could become the second man ever under 50 in the 100 breast. But fellow juniors Reece Whitley and Zane Backes are nipping at his heels.
The Louisville Cardinals have a strong quartet that should be in the mix with recent 400 medley champs Cal, Indiana, and Texas.
On paper, this looks like a Whitley win and McHugh silver is imminent. But two swimmers have hit big LCM times this year, which could make things close.
Indiana junior Mikey Calvillo gets called up for the mile (15:01.89), while he also has B-cuts in the 500 free and 400 IM.
With 17 men currently projected to score, the downside to the Longhorns’ incredible depth is that they may end up leaving potential scorers at home.
Drew Kibler is one of the few men who has NCAA scoring ability in both the 50 free and the 500 free and will focus on the latter event at NCAAs.
Texas just won their 25th straight Big 12 title, continuing their streak as the only-ever school to win the men’s conference championship.
Texas will look to wrap up their wins on the final day of Big 12s today, only extending their decisive leads from days 1-3.
The Texas Longhorns hope to extend their leads in both the women’s meet and the men’s meet on Day 3 of the 2021 Big 12 Championships.
The 2021 Big 12 Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships get underway tonight with timed finals of the 200 medley and 800 free relays.
Last year, Texas won its 24th-consecutive title, scoring approximately 50 points more than they did in 2019.
Austin Katz took care of business, punching his NCAA ticket, but other Texas men hit lifetime bests in off events, en route to beating SMU 170-115.
The Texas men lead all teams with six swimmers hitting automatic qualifying times so far this year, and the Texas women have four swimmers locked in.
Read on to find out the 2020 Olympic implications of today’s swims at the Rotterdam Qualification Meet (RQM) in the Netherlands.