The Ohio State Buckeyes defended their Big Ten team title in 2021 with the highest team score in history with 1,584 points.
Freshman Phoebe Bacon is looking to defend the Badger’s 100 back title (won last year by Beata Nelson.) OSU’s Emily Crane was within .5 of her in prelims.
Ohio State’s dominance continues with 13 returning swims, all in either the A-final or B-final, setting every Buckeye up for picking up double-digit points.
Michigan had a big morning after picking up 248 points/13 morning swims, including a potential 100 fly 1-2 finish led by Maggie MacNeil and Olivia Carter.
After taking third in the 200 IM last year behind Beata Nelson and Calypso Sheridan, Indiana junior Mac Looze is the top returner in the event.
On the opening day of the Cleveland Sectionals, Michigan swimmer and national team member Charlie Swanson posted the 10th-fastest US time in the 200 breast.
In the men’s 100 breast prelims, Liam Bell dropped his time to within striking range of Reece Whitley’s 13-14 NAG record.