The Ohio State women will aim to secure their first B1G team title since 1986 while Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson will contest for her final B1G title.
Ohio State heads into today with a commanding lead over Michigan.
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.
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 Wolverine women earned their 3rd-straight undefeated season, winning all but one event. The Michigan men swept all 16 events.
After punching a nation #1 time of 41.82 this morning in the 100 free, Texas’s Daniel Krueger is the favorite for the win tonight.
His time of 1:39.15 in the 200 back ranks second in the nation this year, behind only Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas (1:38.21).
Michigan scored half its points (156/314) on relays last year, and they graduated half (10/20) their legs. They do, though, return star flyer Maggie MacNeil.
Miles Smachlo wins his second butterfly event in as many days, this time just missing his career-best time by a tenth of a second.
Miles Smachlo, the defending Big Ten Champion in the 100 fly in yards, now ranks 8th this season in long course among Americans in the same event.
Cal freshman Reece Whitley is the top seed in the 200 breast.
Michigan star freshman Maggie Macneil is no one-hit wonder.
Brooke Travis, a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American from Newark, Delaware, has announced her verbal commitment to Virginia Tech for 2019-20.
Julia Menkhaus is a big reason why UVA slides in at #11 on the top incoming NCAA classes rankings.