With Ohio State leading after Thursday’s finals, athletes will compete in the 100 fly, 400 IM, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, 3-meter, and 200 free relay.
The hosting Golden Gophers got the ball rolling immediately, swimming a 1:28.43 to win the women’s 200 free relay.
The Purdue men lead night 1 of the Purdue Invite via strong diving performances from Gregory Duncan and Jordan Rzepka, while Northwestern leads the women.
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.
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.
Louisville is currently holding substantial leads in the team battles, with host Purdue sitting 2nd in both.
ndividually, Gillilan first took the 200 fly in a season best of 1:58.50.
Nick McDowell won three events and freshman Kate Beavon swept the distance freestyle events, highlighting Purdue Black & Gold Intrasquad.