Indiana freshman Ian Finnerty, who had never broken 53 seconds in his 100 breast prior to college, found himself touching first for the Big Ten conference crown on Friday.
Finnerty touched at 52.15 in prelims, and then blasted a 51.75 in finals to sneak under 52 seconds, the only swimmer to do so.
The Hoosiers made up half of this A final, with Tanner Kurz placing 3rd along and Cody Taylor and Levi Brock joining Kurz and Finnerty in the top 8. Breaststroke was a key strength for Indiana this weekend– they also put up Kurz, Taylor and Finnerty to the A final of the 200 breast.
Indiana finished 2nd overall at the Big Ten Championships.