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.
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.
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?
His split today was over an entire second quicker than he was on NU’s 200 medley relay on the first night of the 2020 Big Ten Championships.
U.S. Olympian Tom Shields, a California postgrad, has scratched out of his signature 100 fly. Shields, however, will still swim the 200 free.
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.
Sprinter Andrej Barna’s season debut helped the Louisville men top the Wildcats by nearly 60 points, but the women’s contest came down to the final relay.
Not only did Sheridan set an individual Northwestern record in a non-primary stroke, but she helped a relay set a decade-old mark.
Bacarizo joined the Wildcats mid-season last year; his 48.93 in the 100 back today was his quickest in-season time in the event, ever.
Reynolds clocked an 8:11.86, winning the event by over 10 seconds, and besting his personal mark by 6.52 seconds.
His swim undercut his previous best of 23.05, which he had swum back in 2017, and came in under the 2020 Olympic Trials cut of 23.19.
Burlingame Aquatic Club celebrated its seniors Brendan Verna, Emma Lepisova, and Brandon Pham as they head off to swim for collegiate programs in 2019-20.