Michigan’s Jake Mitchell will have his work cut out for him if he hopes to defend his B1G title in the 500 free, having qualified seventh in the prelims.
Ohio State’s Katherine Zenick was named the Big Ten Women’s Swimmer of the Week after winning the 100 free and 100 fly against Akron.
North Carolina divers stole the show in prelims of the 3-meter springboard on Friday, securing two spots in the A-final with a dramatic finish.
LSU’s Juan Hernandez (pictured) led the qualifiers this morning in the 1-meter springboard prelims at 2021 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships.
Paul Delakis (pictured) won the 200 free by almost three seconds in OSU’s win. Meanwhile, PSU freshman Jake Houck (20.7 pre-college) had a monster split.
Kentucky’s Danny Zhang won the 3-meter springboard in a tough Zone C, which would have earned an NCAA invite, if the meet weren’t canceled.
Coleen Gillilan made it 3-for-3 for Notre Dame, winning the women’s 100 fly with a 52.13 for not only a pool record, but a ND school record as well.
Northwestern’s Federico Burdisso earned two awards, while OSU’s Joseph Canova was named B1G Men’s Diver of the Week.
Paul DeLakis and Ohio State moved into the top 10, but could be a legit top 5 program – if they can figure out a way to repeat their Big Ten times at NCAAs.
The Ohio State swimming & diving team begins the long-awaited postseason this weekend, hosting the Winter Invitational on Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 16-17 at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.