Michigan, Indiana Dominate First Day of Prelims at Men’s Big Tens

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By Andy Ross, Big Ten Beat Writer

Michigan and Indiana are head and shoulders ahead of the rest of the Big Ten at the 2016 Men’s Big Ten Championships in West Lafayette. The Wolverines were not as dominant as usual in the 500 free, but they placed at least two people in each of the swimming events for finals on Thursday night.

PJ Ransford, Dylan Bosch and Paul Powers are the top seeds in their respective events as Powers broke the Big Ten record in the 50. Powers will get heat from Ali Khalafalla of Indiana in the 50 final. Ransford, Anders Nielsen and Wisconsin’s Matt Hutchins are expected to battle it out in the 500, while Bosch, Pete Brumm and Evan White will be looking to sweep the 200 IM. Michigan and Indiana both put seven A finalists in the pool but Indiana got the upper hand with a diver in the top eight while Michigan had only one in the B final. This is also the first year that the Big Ten is scoring 24 places. Ups, mids and downs are posted below with the addition of diving.

500 Free

  1. PJ Ransford, Michigan, 4:15.85
  2. Anders Nielsen, Michigan, 4:16.13
  3. Matt Hutchins, Wisconsin, 4:16.42
  4. Brayden Seal, Ohio State, 4:18.23
  5. Joseph Long, Ohio State, 4:19.75
  6. Max Irwin, Indiana, 4:20.16
  7. Steffen Hillmer, Indiana, 4:21.25
  8. Adam Destrampe, Indiana, 4:21.70

200 IM

  1. Dylan Bosch, Michigan, 1:43.04
  2. Peter Brumm, Michigan, 1:43.71
  3. Evan White, Michigan, 1:43.78
  4. Ian Finnerty, Indiana, 1:44.14
  5. Blake Pieroni, Indiana, 1:44.44
  6. Vinny Lanza, Indiana, 1:44.51
  7. Jakub Maly, Minnesota, 1:44.88
  8. Andrew Appleby, Ohio State, 1:44.89

50 Free

  1. Paul Powers, Michigan, 19.03, B1G Record
  2. Ali Khalafalla, Indiana, 19.30
  3. Adam Johnston, Purdue, 19.58
  4. Matt McHugh, Ohio State, 19.64
  5. Jason Chen, Michigan, 19.65
  6. Bowen Becker, Minnesota, 19.68
  7. Anze Tavcar, Indiana, 19.69
  8. Cannon Clifton, Wisconsin, 19.71

1m Diving

  1. Zhipeng Zeng, Ohio State, 388.25
  2. Hector Garcia Boissier, Penn State, 356.05
  3. Joey Cifelli, Purdue, 350.10
  4. Joshua Arndt, Indiana, 338.20
  5. Manny Pollard, Minnesota, 338.15
  6. Dylan Zoe, Minnesota, 336.95
  7. Max Showalter, Purdue, 325.45
  8. Matt Barnard, Minnesota, 317.15

Ups, Mids, Downs

Michigan, 7, 7, 2
Indiana, 8, 4, 4
Ohio State, 6, 7, 3
Wisconsin, 2, 3, 4
Minnesota, 5, 2, 3
Purdue, 3, 1, 5
Northwestern, 0, 4, 1
Penn State, 1, 2, 4
Iowa, 0, 2, 5
Michigan State, 0, 0, 0

2016 Men’s Big Ten Championships Day 2 Prelims- Results

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Andy Ross graduated Cum Laude from Southern Illinois University where he studied Radio and Television and Journalism. He is a native of West Lafayette, Indiana and has been on board with Swimming World since January 2015.

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