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.
The Big Ten Champion Ohio State Buckeyes are our fastest risers in our end-of-season poll, flying from unranked to #11 overall.
Ohio State heads into today with a commanding lead over Michigan.
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.
After an exciting night of relays, let’s get into some individual racing!
Last year, Indiana drew first blood with a win in the 200 medley relay, where they swam a 1:34.71 to win the event for a second year in a row.
Michigan looks set to take the Big ten title back after getting dethroned by IU last year.
Gopher Lindsey Kozelsky, was locked in a duel with Northwestern freshman Hannah Brunzell tonight in the 100 breast. Kozeslky won, 1:00.50 to 1:00.72.
The Northwestern women won against Wisconsin for the first time since 2009, breaking a seven-meet Badger win streak as Nelson made pool history.
Federico Burdisso churned out a 1:34.15 in the 200 free to break Matt Grevers’ school record of 1:34.21 from back in 2007.
Michigan’s Maggie MacNeil, Minnesota’s Joy Zhu and Northwestern’s Hannah Brunzell were named Big Ten Women’s Swimmer, Diver and Freshman of the Week.
Federico Burdisso, the Italian record-holder in the 200 fly, continues to have an immediate and seismic impact on the Northwestern program.
Northwestern hosted the Senior Midwest Open this weekend, giving their team and club swimmers in Illinois the chance to swim an LCM meet in the Olympic year.
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.