Entering her senior season, Maggie MacNeil is the defending NCAA champion in both the women’s 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly.
Michigan junior Olivia Carter dropped the 200 IM on Day 2 of NCAAs as the 20th seed.
NC State’s MacCausland, USC’s Delgado, and MIchigan’s Pyshnenko were all crucial 21.8-legs in their respective relays before their scratches.
Since Pyshnenko was scratched more than 24 hours after she was invited, per this year’s COVID-influenced ’24 hour rule,’ no alternate gets called up.
Virginia enters the meet as the top seed in all 5 relays, although it’s tight in the 400 free relay.
Pyshnenko, a senior, has decided to retire from swimming, in spite of being seeded to score big points for the Wolverines at the NCAA Championships.
After a three-decade-plus drought, Ohio State is going to make it two consecutive Big Ten titles tonight with a big finals session ahead.
On paper with scored prelims and 1650 FR seeds, Northwestern could jump Indiana for 3rd by 15 points. However, the Hoosiers have the top 3 seeds in the 2BR.
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.
The Buckeyes dominated this morning’s session, and project to score roughly 150 more points than the next-best team, Indiana.
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?
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.
Ackerman, a freshman, knocked two seconds off of her best to finish in 4:05.58, nearly two seconds ahead of the old Michigan record.