NC State’s MacCausland, USC’s Delgado, and MIchigan’s Pyshnenko were all crucial 21.8-legs in their respective relays before their scratches.
On paper with scored prelims and 1650 FR seeds, Northwestern could jump Indiana for 3rd by 15 points. However, the Hoosiers have the top 3 seeds in the 2BR.
Michigan’s Maggie MacNeil will swim the 100 free, along with on-fire Northwestern senior Maddie Smith. Phoebe Bacon will swim the 200 back as well.
Freshman Phoebe Bacon is looking to defend the Badger’s 100 back title (won last year by Beata Nelson.) OSU’s Emily Crane was within .5 of her in prelims.
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).
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?
Fulmer nabbed two wins for Ohio State, leading 1-2s in the 200 free (1:49.15) and 100 free (50.08). She also had a big 48.75 split on the 400 free relay.
After finishing 3rd last year, Ohio State outperformed defending champion Indiana, and 2016-2018 champion Michigan, winning by a margin of by 197 points.
Ohio State heads into today with a commanding lead over Michigan.
After an exciting night of relays, let’s get into some individual racing!
Maddie Shaffer was one of the standouts for the Pitt women. She hit a new lifetime best as she won the 200 meter butterfly.
The Ohio State swimming and diving program will compete in its first double dual of the season against Virginia Tech and Penn State on Nov. 1-2.
18-year-old Hannah Bach swam the 3rd-fastest 50 breast for all US swimmers 18&U to close out the Cleveland Sectionals meet.
Four more sectional meet records fell in Cleveland as the Ohio State Swim Club leads the team scores.