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 Michigan men successfully defended their Big Ten team title, earning their 42nd title in program history, the most in Big Ten history.
Tonight, Max McHugh could become the second man under 50 seconds in the 100 breast, while Michigan and Indiana are locked in a cutthroat team race.
Indiana is now projected to jump Michigan by 8.5 pts with their 1-2 prelims seeds in the 100 BK and 1-2-3 seeds in the 200 FL, led by Brendan Burns (1:40.36).
Racking out another solid 3-event morning session were the Michigan Wolverines, whose projected 250+ points will boost them into the lead.
Michigan’s Patrick Callan could lead a Wolverine podium sweep in the 500 free, and he’ll likely get close to, if not go past, the 4:10 barrier.
Michigan picked up 257 returning points after their explosive morning, projecting to jump from 4th to 2nd. Ohio State is still 95.5 points ahead.
Ohio State senior Paul Delakis is one of just two returners from last year’s 200 IM A-final, and he’s the favorite to win it tonight.
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.
Tomer Frankel, who holds 5 individual and 3 relay national records in Israel, has announced his intention to swim at Indiana University next fall.
Wisconsin’s Cameron Tysoe is the top seed in the 200 back. He’ll be going after the Pool Record tonight set by Wisconsin NCAA Champion Drew TeDuits in 2013.
The final prelims session of the 2020 Big Ten Championships is underway this morning, featuring heats of the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, and 200 200 fly.
Day 3 consists of the 100 fly, 400 IM, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and 3 meter diving.
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 Michigan men have a seasoned upperclassman roster with key freshman sprint additions. Right now, they look good to snap the Indiana three-year streak.