20-year-old Rafael Miroslaw, an IU ’25 commit, has pulled out of the 2021 German Olympic Trials due to a shoulder injury that halted training for 3 months.
At the 2021 Iowa high school state meet, Stone collected state titles in the 50 free and 100 free. He also put down 20.19 and 43.94 relay splits in free.
On the slate tonight will be the finals of the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, and 400 medley relay. Cal holds the top seeds in two events.
Defending champion Ryan Hoffer faces the deepest 50 free field in history this week, with seven men having broken 19 seconds heading into NCAAs.
The Louisville Cardinals have a strong quartet that should be in the mix with recent 400 medley champs Cal, Indiana, and Texas.
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.
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 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.
Indiana junior Jack Franzman and Michigan junior Olivia Carter have been named the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Swimmers of the Week.
Brendan Burns won both butterfly events as the IU men got the job done over Michigan and Northwestern, while Wolverine Maggie MacNeil went a 200 free PR.
Miroslaw has competed at the senior international level, joining Germany’s 4×200 free relay at the 2019 World Championships.
Tomer Frankel, who holds 5 individual and 3 relay national records in Israel, has announced his intention to swim at Indiana University next fall.
Wisconsin’s Cameron Tysoe is the top seed in the 200 back. He’ll be going after the Pool Record tonight set by Wisconsin NCAA Champion Drew TeDuits in 2013.
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.