Ohio State heads into today with a commanding lead over Michigan.
After breaking Northwestern records in the 200 IM and 100 back yesterday, Calypso Sheridan is the heavy favorite to take the 400 IM title tonight.
3 of the Big Ten’s top 6 100 butterfliers this season won’t swim the race on Friday, leaving Maggie MacNeil in comfortable position to defend her title.
After an exciting night of relays, let’s get into some individual racing!
71.9% of voters picked Michigan to win the women’s Big Ten swimming & diving title, a huge landslide of votes over defending champs Indiana.
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.
On the men’s side, Minnesota’s Max McHugh dominated the 100 breast in 52.93, touching over 3 seconds faster than anyone else.
Texas Sophomore Drew Kibler put up the fastest prelims time in the 200 free, and will swim for a second event title after winning the 500 free last night.
Minnesota’s Tevyn Waddell and Purdue’s Emily Bretscher and Claire Abbasse were tabbed as Big Ten Swimmer, Diver and Freshman of the Week.
The Florida State women picked up their first win of the season, besting Minnesota 186.5-111.5, while the men topped the Gophers 197-103.
Minnesota has extreme highs, including elite distance, breaststroke, & diving, but also some major holes. A young roster will look for a program-best finish.
The swim puts Cooper 7th all-time for 15-16 girls nationally.
During the third day of the Minneapolis Sectionals, 13-year-old Lucy Thomas earned her first Trials cut in the 100 breast and climbs up the rankings.
Maggie Wanezek first broke 1:03.0 in May, going 1:02.34 to qualify for Olympic Trials. This is now her third instance under 1:03 and her best time.