Brendan Burns takes on the 200 back/200 fly double on the final day of the 2023 Big Ten Champs. Last year, he won both events, with a meet record in the fly.
Indiana won the men’s Big Ten title last year by 93 points over Ohio State. Defending champion Michigan came in third, 350 points behind Ohio State.
The Badger men decisively beat the Wildcats, while the women’s meet was much closer as Northwestern topped Wisconsin by just 24 points.
The hosting Golden Gophers got the ball rolling immediately, swimming a 1:28.43 to win the women’s 200 free relay.
Phoebe Bacon won both the 100 and 200 backstroke as well as the 200 IM as the Wisconsin men and women defeated Northwestern on Saturday.
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.
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.
Federico Burdisso, the Italian record-holder in the 200 fly, continues to have an immediate and seismic impact on the Northwestern program.
Sprinter Andrej Barna’s season debut helped the Louisville men top the Wildcats by nearly 60 points, but the women’s contest came down to the final relay.
Miriam Guevara took victories in both butterfly events as the Northwestern Wildcats finished their Arizona road trip on top.
After taking the 100 back and 200 IM yesterday, Calypso Sheridan led NU to huge wins with victories in the 200 breast and 400 IM.
Not only did Sheridan set an individual Northwestern record in a non-primary stroke, but she helped a relay set a decade-old mark.
Calypso Sheridan won the 200 fly, 200 back, and then had the field’s best 200 free relay split as Northwestern defeated Michigan State.
Northwestern has signed NLIs with a pair of international swimmers for the class of 2023: Hannah Brunzell of Sweden and Sam Dailley of England.
Ben Forbes of Clovis Swim Club and Clovis North High School has verbally committed to Northwestern.