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.
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.
Minnesota All-American Max McHugh, a sophomore, leads the way into the 100 breast final at the 2020 Men’s Big Ten Championships.
Day 3 consists of the 100 fly, 400 IM, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and 3 meter diving.
Michigan’s Felix Auboeck is chasing his 4th consecutive victory in the Big Ten 500 free today.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are swimming without Cameron Craig this week, but their young core stepped up on day 1 of the Big Ten Championships.
The men’s 2020 Big Ten Championships kick off tonight in Bloomington with timed finals of the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay.
The Michigan men have a seasoned upperclassman roster with key freshman sprint additions. Right now, they look good to snap the Indiana three-year streak.
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.
Shaine Cases (Texas A&M) and Erika Brown (Tennessee) both hold 4 national top times each after the first wave of college invites.
The final day of the 2019 Purdue Invite saw a pair of milers and a 200 backstroker with some big time drops to claim wins.
The Louisville women went undefeated in the pool, while Purdue’s Trent Pellini rocked a sub-52 breaststroke leg, on the second da of the Purdue Invite.
Louisville is currently holding substantial leads in the team battles, with host Purdue sitting 2nd in both.