The Texas Longhorns will be swimming for their second-straight title in the 400 medley relay, but on a new night in the schedule.
Indiana has a slight lead over Ohio State as they battle for the 2022 Men’s B1G Championship. 2x defending champion Michigan sits in third place.
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.
Michigan’s Jake Mitchell will have his work cut out for him if he hopes to defend his B1G title in the 500 free, having qualified seventh in the prelims.
Hunter Armstrong (pictured) led off Ohio State’s 200 medley relay at Big Tens, which broke Michigan’s conference record from 2013.
Akron and Canadian native Sarah Watson smashed her 50 fly personal best to swim 26.98 while 16-year-old Jonathan Marshall of FAST hit 55.58 in the 100 back.
Canadian Sarah Watson of Akron swam 59.85 to win the Geneva Sectional title in the women’s 100 fly, her first sub-minute performance since 2019.
OSU’s Sommerstad, Watkins, Fulmer, Andreis, Geringer, and Clark all had individual sectional wins in Geneva alongside Denison’s Kurlich and Akron’s Fischer.
On paper, it’ll be Cal and Texas dueling it out in the 400 free relay while simultaneously aiming to wrap up a team title.
The Wolverines put on a show in the 200 medley relay at the Big Ten Champs, breaking the meet record and swimming the fastest time in the NCAA this season.
The Louisville Cardinals have a strong quartet that should be in the mix with recent 400 medley champs Cal, Indiana, and Texas.
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.
2020 OHSAA Division 2 state champion Luke Paxton has verbally committed to swim for the in-state Buckeyes beginning in the fall of 2021.
The men’s 2020 Big Ten Championships kick off tonight in Bloomington with timed finals of the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay.
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