Tonight will be the D, C, B, A finals of the women’s and men’s 400 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and the timed finals of the men’s 800 free relay.
16-year-old Jo Jo Ramey (pictured) enters the women’s 100 back on Day 4 in Greensboro riding the hot hand after winning the 200 on Wednesday.
Bach, who finished fifth in the 100 breast at the 2021 Women’s NCAAs, went from not having the Wave I cut to achieving the Wave II mark with her 1:09.46.
The clear-cut top two teams in the field are from the ACC, with Virginia leading the way, and NC State firmly in 2nd.
NC State’s MacCausland, USC’s Delgado, and MIchigan’s Pyshnenko were all crucial 21.8-legs in their respective relays before their scratches.
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 dominance continues with 13 returning swims, all in either the A-final or B-final, setting every Buckeye up for picking up double-digit points.
The Buckeyes dominated this morning’s session, and project to score roughly 150 more points than the next-best team, Indiana.
Hannah Bach came out of high school as an Ohio state record holder, and as a sophomore she’s now making her mark on the Ohio State record books too.
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?
Fulmer nabbed two wins for Ohio State, leading 1-2s in the 200 free (1:49.15) and 100 free (50.08). She also had a big 48.75 split on the 400 free relay.
The Hoosier men were hard to stop, powered by a triple from sophomore Brendan Burns. The IU women’s breaststrokers were a strong point as they also won.
The Virginia Cavaliers have assembled a loaded roster that leads the NCAA ranks. The top threats to their title run, though, remain hard to predict.
Ohio State won its first women’s Big Ten swimming & diving title in two decades last year, and a deep group of returners make them the favorites to repeat.
We go Big Ten heavy in our next set of NCAA swimming & diving recruiting class ranks, but we also run across #8 overall recruit Abby Arens.