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.
Michigan looks set to take the Big ten title back after getting dethroned by IU last year.
Kozelsky (MINN), Bretscher (PUR) and Dupre (IND) claim weekly awards.
Kierra Smith is switching up her training base, returning to the University of Minnesota & coach Kelly Kremer just 2 months out from Canada’s Olympic Trials.
After winning both the 100 free and 100 fly, the Italian freshman nearly pulled the NU men to a win in the 400 free relay with a 43.08 anchor leg.
Gopher Lindsey Kozelsky, was locked in a duel with Northwestern freshman Hannah Brunzell tonight in the 100 breast. Kozeslky won, 1:00.50 to 1:00.72.
On the men’s side, Minnesota’s Max McHugh dominated the 100 breast in 52.93, touching over 3 seconds faster than anyone else.
After punching a nation #1 time of 41.82 this morning in the 100 free, Texas’s Daniel Krueger is the favorite for the win tonight.
His time of 1:39.15 in the 200 back ranks second in the nation this year, behind only Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas (1:38.21).
Texas Sophomore Drew Kibler put up the fastest prelims time in the 200 free, and will swim for a second event title after winning the 500 free last night.
Swimmers like Alvin Jiang and Max McHugh continue to impress with nation-leading times during day 3 prelims at the 2019 Minnesota Invite.
Sidelined after being hit by a stray bullet this summer, Minnesota breaststroker Max McHugh is back. We’ll see him tonight on the 200 medley relay.
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.
The rookie Peter Varjasi went 44.5, while on the women’s side, Nina Kucheran (pictured) split the breaststrokes with Minnesota’s Lindsey Kozelsky.