2018 MEN’S B1G CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, February 21st – Saturday, February 24th
- University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
- Championship Central
- Live Results
Indiana University’s Vini Lanza captured 7 gold medals at last week’s 2018 Men’s Big Ten Championships, hosted by the University of Minnesota.
Lanza, a junior, won 3 individual titles and contributed to 4 relay wins for the Hoosiers, helping to put IU a slim 40 points ahead of the University of Michigan.
In addition to winning each of his races, Lanza improved his times and broke the 45-second barrier in the 100 fly for the first time in his career, clocking a 44.79 for a new Big Ten and pool record. He also put up a 1:39.95 in the 200 fly and split a 19.98 in the 50 fly on Indiana’s 200 medley relay.
Lanza graciously gives credit to the other teams that competed at Big Ten’s, and to his teammates who made Indiana’s victory and his medal haul possible. Lanza also praises fellow Brazilian Gabriel Fantoni for his victory in the 100 backstroke (45.79, but 45.17 leading off IU’s 400 medley relay), and it is easy to see that he is genuinely happy for his teammate’s accomplishments.