A host of nations downed their respective national records mark in the prelims of the 4×100 free relays, including two records from Ireand
Daniel Krueger and Ryan Hoffer top the 100 free psych sheet, and are the only two returning A-finalists in this event from the 2019 NCAA Championships.
Zane Backes (above) is racing in tonight’s 200 breast A-final for IU, as the Hoosiers are gunning for a B1G title in an extremely close race with Michigan.
After scoring prelims and 1650 FR seeds, Michigan will have just ONE point over Indiana on paper, leaving it to the 400 FR relay to decide the 2021 champion.
West Virginia University transfer Hunter Armstrong led off OSU’s medley in 44.92, which was an enormous best for the sophomore.
Ohio State senior Paul Delakis is one of just two returners from last year’s 200 IM A-final, and he’s the favorite to win it tonight.
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.
Jason Mathews swept the breaststrokes for OSU today, edging out Purdue’s Trent Pellini in the 100 breast, 53.19 to 53.41, in a new season-best.
Max McHugh of Minnesota stole the show with the nation’s #1 time in the 100 breast and the T-3rd-fastest 50 breast split in history on the 200 medley relay.
Purdue was set to host Illinois and Michigan State for a tri-meet this weekend, but MSU had to back out on Friday due to COVID-19 issues within the program.
Idris Muhammad, the 2020 Georgia 1A-5A state champion in the 100 back, has made a verbal commitment to Purdue University for 2021-22.
He put up a 45.81 in the 100 back, dropping half a second to move to 18th. He’s ranked higher in the 200 at 12th. His 1:40.14 was a best by nearly 2 seconds.
Michigan’s Felix Auboeck is chasing his 4th consecutive victory in the Big Ten 500 free today.
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.