University of Texas men’s swimming & diving coach Eddie Reese is going out on top. Not many in the history of the sport have been able to do that.
The Wolverines put on a show in the 200 medley relay at the Big Ten Champs, breaking the meet record and swimming the fastest time in the NCAA this season.
The Louisville Cardinals have a strong quartet that should be in the mix with recent 400 medley champs Cal, Indiana, and Texas.
Daniel Krueger and Ryan Hoffer top the 100 free psych sheet, and are the only two returning A-finalists in this event from the 2019 NCAA Championships.
The Michigan men successfully defended their Big Ten team title, earning their 42nd title in program history, the most in Big Ten history.
After scoring prelims and 1650 FR seeds, Michigan will have just ONE point over Indiana on paper, leaving it to the 400 FR relay to decide the 2021 champion.
Racking out another solid 3-event morning session were the Michigan Wolverines, whose projected 250+ points will boost them into the lead.
Michigan picked up 257 returning points after their explosive morning, projecting to jump from 4th to 2nd. Ohio State is still 95.5 points ahead.
It’s hard to gauge the firepower for the top five teams or so this year with the truncated season, but Indiana looks to have a slight edge.
The Michigan Wolverines hosted the Michigan State Spartans for a men’s dual on Friday, in what was potentially the final dual meet between the two programs.
Phoebe Bacon and Regan Smith had another showdown in the women’s 200 back, with Bacon coming out on top rather handily this time.
Regan Smith bested Phoebe Bacon in the 200 IM, a showdown of top young backstrokers to highlight Friday morning of the Des Moines U.S. Open.
The Des Moines U.S. Open site will bring together two of the most exciting names in backstroke: WR-holder Regan Smith and 2019 U.S. Open champ Phoebe Bacon.
The final prelims session of the 2020 Big Ten Championships is underway this morning, featuring heats of the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, and 200 200 fly.
Michigan’s Felix Auboeck is chasing his 4th consecutive victory in the Big Ten 500 free today.