2018 MEN’S B1G CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, February 21st – Saturday, February 24th
- Prelims 11am | Finals 6:30pm
- University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (Central Time Zone)
- Defending Champion: Indiana (results)
- Championship Central
- Fan Guide
- Live Video
- Live Results
- NCAA Qualifying
To start things off, Lanza won the 200 IM in 1:41.34, lowering Austin Staab‘s 2011 pool record which had stood at 1:41.57, though he just missed hitting the Big Ten meet record of 1:41.14 set by Kyle Whitaker of Michigan in 2014. To cap off the session Thursday, Lanza contributed a 44.86 butterfly split to Indiana’s 400 medley relay. The relay squad of Gabriel Fantoni (back – 45.17), Ian Finnerty (breast – 50.16), Lanza (fly – 44.86), and Blake Pieroni (free – 41.11) produced a final time of 3:01.30, obliterating Cal’s pool record from 2011 and Indiana’s Big Ten record from 2017. Indiana’s time also stands as the 5th-fastest 400-yard medley relay ever.
Wednesday night Lanza pulled double-duty on the 200 medley and 800 freestyle relays, each of which the Hoosier men won. In the 200 medley, Lanza split a 19.98 on the butterfly, becoming the first man in Indiana’s history to crack the 20-second barrier on that leg of the relay. Hardly 30 minutes later Lanza swam third on Indiana’s 800 freestyle relay where he split a 1:33.49, contributing to an overall time of 6:11.50, another pool record.
Lanza will race the 100 butterfly prelims Friday morning.