There are several men in contention for the title. Four of them are Longhorns. Austin Katz is the top seed, but Harvard’s Dean Farris has also been sub-1:39 this season.
The Indiana men repeated as Big Ten champions for the first time since 1985.
Conner McHugh took over the #1 spot in the nation with his preliminary 1:51.66 200 breast, and will look to knock it down even further tonight.
Vini Lanza will look for his third individual title at Big Ten’s in the 200 fly on day 4.
Indiana’s Ian Finnerty will aim to improve upon his 50.82 prelim swim in the 100 breast.
Indiana senior Blake Pieroni will swim in his premier event, the 200 freestyle, on day 3 at the Big Ten Championships.
Blake Pieroni helped Indiana University kick off their 2018 campaign for another Big Ten Championship victory by providing a 1:31.51 split in the 800 freestyle relay, which Indiana won handily over 2nd-place Michigan, 6:11.50 to 6:16.51.
The Indiana Hoosiers look to defend their title this year but could have a tough battle against rival Michigan.
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Breaststroke star Lilly King pulled off a winning triple to help the Hoosier women to victory over Louisville last Friday.
Vini Lanza was the fastest 100 butterflier in D1 last weekend as the IU men made their presence known.
Brazilian newcomer Gabriel Fantoni blew away the field in the 100 back, winning by over 2 seconds in 46.86.
Through the first round of mid-season college invites, there has been 40 individual NCAA ‘A’ cuts achieved, as well as 41 relay ‘A’ cuts.
Indiana’s Blake Pieroni was back at it again on Saturday night at the 2017 Purdue Invitational.
Freestyle standout Blake Pieroni had one of the top swims of the night for the Hoosiers with his performance in the 200 free.