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.
Olivia Carter set the meet and overall conference record in the 200 fly last year at this meet, and she’ll take on the prelims this morning.
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.
The OSU women, who won the 2020 Big Ten title, the Buckeyes’ first in over three decades, were all over it on Wednesday night.
The Buckeyes dominated this morning’s session, and project to score roughly 150 more points than the next-best team, Indiana.
The Ohio State Buckeyes look sharp with 16 returning swims this evening, worth 342.5 projected points. The next-most points came from Indiana (251 points).
After taking third in the 200 IM last year behind Beata Nelson and Calypso Sheridan, Indiana junior Mac Looze is the top returner in the event.
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?
Indiana junior Jack Franzman and Michigan junior Olivia Carter have been named the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Swimmers of the Week.
Brendan Burns won both butterfly events as the IU men got the job done over Michigan and Northwestern, while Wolverine Maggie MacNeil went a 200 free PR.
When you start counting the accomplishments of swimmers under Ray Looze’s umbrella at Indiana, the results start to pile up quickly.
Andrew Wilson posted the top time in the men’s 200 breast on the final day of competition at 2020 U.S. Open Chamionships.
This morning’s women’s session features seven-time World Champs gold medalist Mallory Comerford leading the 100 freestyle.
Canadian world champ Maggie MacNeil will swim the 100 fly this afternoon, and former world record-holder Kathleen Baker heads the 100 back.