Ohio State’s depth took them to their first Big Ten title in years last season, but Michigan is deeper this time around. Also– what say Northwestern?
Max McHugh of Minnesota stole the show with the nation’s #1 time in the 100 breast and the T-3rd-fastest 50 breast split in history on the 200 medley relay.
The Big Ten Champion Ohio State Buckeyes are our fastest risers in our end-of-season poll, flying from unranked to #11 overall.
Ohio State heads into today with a commanding lead over Michigan.
Ohio State comes in as the early leader, yet Michigan’s MacNeil/Tucker could potentially snag 2 titles later in the evening for the 2nd-place Wolverines.
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.
The Northwestern women won against Wisconsin for the first time since 2009, breaking a seven-meet Badger win streak as Nelson made pool history.
Wisconsin’s women and Drury’s full team competed with Hawaii last night, with the Badgers winning against both teams and Hawaii prevailing over Drury.
Wisconsin has succeeded in keeping its state-champion sprinter Sophie Fiske. She has verbally committed to the Badgers’ class of 2025.
Max McHugh is back. Meanwhile, Beata Nelson hit a nation-leading 100 back time, and the Wisconsin women won the meet in the final relay.
With her winning time of 53.37 in the 100 fly, Beata Nelson secured an NCAA ‘B’ cut. She was also the class of the field in the 100 free with a 49.93.
Tonight’s session will be brief with only 5 races: the 400 IM (men’s and women’s), 100 fly (men’s and women’s), and the women’s 4 x 200 freestyle relay.
The fastest risers on our final power rankings: the Auburn women, who are thriving under a new coaching staff and are seeded inside the top 10 at NCAAs.
Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson will be looking for her second consecutive B1G title in the women’s 200 back on the final day of competition in Bloomington.