Miriam Guevara was recently disqualified at the Women’s Big Ten championships under the “honest effort” rule. Was what she did really that egregious?
The University of Florida 9th-straight SEC Championship in men’s swimming & diving highlighted a wild night around the country in college swimming.
With so much going on, SwimSwam wants to provide a quick snapshot at the highlights from yesterday’s collegiate conference meets.
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.
Maggie MacNeil has looked strong so far, and her 100 fly should be a standout event to watch this morning. Meanwhile, OSU will look to build on their lead.
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?
Big swims were everywhere, as the Northwestern Wildcats picked up impressive wins against Wisconsin and Illinois in Madison.
His split today was over an entire second quicker than he was on NU’s 200 medley relay on the first night of the 2020 Big Ten Championships.
U.S. Olympian Tom Shields, a California postgrad, has scratched out of his signature 100 fly. Shields, however, will still swim the 200 free.
The Ohio State women will aim to secure their first B1G team title since 1986 while Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson will contest for her final B1G title.
After breaking Northwestern records in the 200 IM and 100 back yesterday, Calypso Sheridan is the heavy favorite to take the 400 IM title tonight.
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.