Things are very much still up in the air between Cal and Texas, two teams with consistent NCAA track records and plenty of time left to drop this season.
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.
After a 44.8 fly leg on Indiana’s winning 400 medley relay last night, Brendan Burns will try to snag the top seed in the 100 fly A-final.
Michigan’s Patrick Callan could lead a Wolverine podium sweep in the 500 free, and he’ll likely get close to, if not go past, the 4:10 barrier.
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.
Ohio State senior Paul Delakis is one of just two returners from last year’s 200 IM A-final, and he’s the favorite to win it tonight.
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.
IHSAA has recently released the psych sheet for the Boy’s High School State Championship, predicting a high rank for Carmel and several other seniors.
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.
The Carmel High School boys set national public high school records in the 200 medley relay (1:27.94) and in the 500 free (Jake Mitchell’s 4:14.68.
Cal and Texas continue to duel for the nation’s top spot, with veterans like Reece Whitley (pictured) and Drew Kibler leading the way and rookies stepping up.
US Olympian Cody Miller is one of several US National Team members racing here this evening, and has the top seed in the 100 breast.