The Ohio State Buckeyes defended their Big Ten team title in 2021 with the highest team score in history with 1,584 points.
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.
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 OSU women, who won the 2020 Big Ten title, the Buckeyes’ first in over three decades, were all over it on Wednesday night.
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.
After breaking Northwestern records in the 200 IM and 100 back yesterday, Calypso Sheridan is the heavy favorite to take the 400 IM title tonight.
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.
18-year-old Hannah Bach swam the 3rd-fastest 50 breast for all US swimmers 18&U to close out the Cleveland Sectionals meet.
Last year’s #1-ranked recruit graduated early, leaving this class a little thinner than it was. But new #1 Kate Douglass is a tailor-made NCAA prospect with sprint speed across all four strokes – and she’s part of a monster recruiting class for one rising NCAA program.
Day 3 of the NCSA Junior National meet will have the finals of the 200 free, 50 breast, 400 IM, 50 fly, and the 400 free relay.