The swim is only 0.40 seconds off his personal best of 50.18, which he swam to win the 100 breast at NCAAs last year.
For the sixth consecutive time in the series, the Wisconsin men’s and women’s teams defeated Minnesota during Friday’s “Border Battle.”
Minnesota swept St. Thomas as the Tommies competed in their first meet against a Big Ten team since joining the Division I program.
Matthew McDonald is transferring to Minnesota from NC State. His sprinting ability can help build up Minnesota’s depth in that area.
The Minnesota men defeated Purdue in the Boilermakers’ home opener. The Gophers saw top performances from Max McHugh, Desmon Sachtjen, and Gavin Olson.
Competing at the 2021 NCSA Spring Championships, Groya set personal bests in the 50/100/200 free, while clocking his best relay splits ever.
It’s hard to gauge the firepower for the top five teams or so this year with the truncated season, but Indiana looks to have a slight edge.
He also won the 200 breast today in 1:53.17, which moves him from #6 to #5 nationally, and split 22.73 BR on the medley as Minnesota beat Iowa by six points.
Michigan ended a three-year Indiana run last year, but IU and Ohio State return strong groups in chase of Michigan for 2020-2021.
The incoming freshman class for NCAA swimming & diving is deep with distance swimmers, including 15:03 miler Lleyton Plattel.
16 year-old phenom Gianluca Urlando took the top seed in the 200 backstroke and 200 butterfly Saturday morning in Austin, TX.
Rachel Munson, who is heading into her Senior year at the University of Minnesota, took the women’s 17 and Over 100 breast, posting a 1:09.56.