The Virginia Cavaliers have assembled a loaded roster that leads the NCAA ranks. The top threats to their title run, though, remain hard to predict.
Ackerman, a freshman, knocked two seconds off of her best to finish in 4:05.58, nearly two seconds ahead of the old Michigan record.
Maggie MacNeil, meanwhile, hit 51’s in the 100 fly and back and led off the medley relay with a very quick 23.72.
Michigan’s Maggie MacNeil was named Big Ten swimmer of the year and Ohio State’s Bill Dorenkott the Big Ten Coach of the Year for the 2019-2020 season.
It was shaping up to be a banner year for freshmen, led by #1 recruit Kate Douglass – who was on the cusp of a historic freshman scoring effort.
Following a dominant performance in the sprint events at the Big Ten Championships, Michigan’s Maggie MacNeil was honored as the swimmer of the meet.
The Ohio State women will aim to secure their first B1G team title since 1986 while Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson will contest for her final B1G title.
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.
Beata Nelson is the overwhelming favorite in the 200 IM tonight. After a 1:52.60 this morning, she’ll go after her 1:50.79 B1G record in the final.
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.
MacNeil put together a winning triple as she touched first in the 100 free, 100 fly, and 100 back as Michigan defeated rival Ohio State.
Both Michigan Wolverine teams toppled the Indiana Hoosiers in Ann Arbor with the help of sophomore transfer Olivia Carter, contributing 3 individual wins.
Carter spent her freshman season at Georgia (UGA), where she was named the 2019 SEC Freshman Swimmer of the Year, and earned All-American honors in the 200 fL