Louisville outperformed their projected finish by 14 points in the men’s 800 free relay on Day 1 at 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.
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.
Texas enters the meet as the top seed by over 4 seconds.
Shaine Casas is favored to sweep his individual events, but his toughest test may come in the 200 back, where veterans and newcomers alike will take him on.
The Michigan men successfully defended their Big Ten team title, earning their 42nd title in program history, the most in Big Ten history.
After scoring prelims and 1650 FR seeds, Michigan will have just ONE point over Indiana on paper, leaving it to the 400 FR relay to decide the 2021 champion.
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).
This morning will run prelims of the 100 back, 100 breast and 200 fly, with a deep breaststroke field is finally able to get some individual swimming in.
Racking out another solid 3-event morning session were the Michigan Wolverines, whose projected 250+ points will boost them into the lead.
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.
IHSAA has recently released the psych sheet for the Boy’s High School State Championship, predicting a high rank for Carmel and several other seniors.
The Michigan Wolverines hosted the Michigan State Spartans for a men’s dual on Friday, in what was potentially the final dual meet between the two programs.
Brendan Burns won both butterfly events as the IU men got the job done over Michigan and Northwestern, while Wolverine Maggie MacNeil went a 200 free PR.
The Carmel High School boys set national public high school records in the 200 medley relay (1:27.94) and in the 500 free (Jake Mitchell’s 4:14.68.