Indiana’s Andrew Capobianco blew out the field, but Ohio State managed to qualify three divers for NCAAs on day 1 of the Zone C Diving Championships.
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.
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?
Michigan’s Maggie MacNeil was named Big Ten swimmer of the year and Ohio State’s Bill Dorenkott the Big Ten Coach of the Year for the 2019-2020 season.
Kentucky’s Danny Zhang won the 3-meter springboard in a tough Zone C, which would have earned an NCAA invite, if the meet weren’t canceled.
With two 2019 champs graduated and the third taking a redshirt, we’ll have a brand-new slate of women’s diving winners at 2020 NCAAs.
Following a dominant performance in the sprint events at the Big Ten Championships, Michigan’s Maggie MacNeil was honored as the swimmer of the meet.
Michigan looks set to take the Big ten title back after getting dethroned by IU last year.
Kozelsky (MINN), Bretscher (PUR) and Dupre (IND) claim weekly awards.
Purdue’s women went 1-2-3 in 6 events on the day
Minnesota’s Tevyn Waddell and Purdue’s Emily Bretscher and Claire Abbasse were tabbed as Big Ten Swimmer, Diver and Freshman of the Week.
ndividually, Gillilan first took the 200 fly in a season best of 1:58.50.
Four Americans are among the divers qualifying for Saturday’s individual finals at the United States FINA Diving Grand Prix after preliminary and semifinal competition Thursday.
Indiana’s men went 1-2 on 1-meter to open the Zone C Diving Championships, while several top-10 contending teams qualified divers to NCAAs.