2019 Big Ten Men’s Championships Day 3 Prelims: Finnerty Sets Big Ten Record

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The 2019 Big Ten Men’s Championship meet continued from Iowa on Friday.

Day 3 prelims consists of the 100 fly, 400 IM, 200 Free, 100 Breast and 100 Back.

Indiana has surged into the team lead and will look to hold off Michigan and the rest of the field.

Complete Big Ten coverage here.

Order of events

100 Fly
400 IM
200 Free
100 Breast
100 Back

Up-Mid-Down

A look at how many each school placed in the A, B and C finals tonight:

Indiana: 13-6-3
Michigan: 12-8-4
Ohio State: 8-5-5
Purdue: 2-5-4
Wisconsin: 2-4-5
Penn State: 2-1-4
Minnesota: 1-5-3
Northwestern: 0-3-5
Iowa: 0-3-5
Michigan State: 0-1-1

100 Fly

Indiana sophomore Bruno Blaskovic took the top seed in the 100 fly to kick off the session as the Hoosiers placed four in the finals.

Michigan junior Miles Smachlo took the second seed in 45.54, holding off Ohio State’s Noah Lense (45.63) and Michael Salazar (45.73).

Indiana sophomore Gabriel Fantoni took the fifth spot (45.75) ahead of teammate Vini Lanza (45.79).

Ohio State’s Henrique Painhas took the seventh seed (45.85), while Indiana freshman Van Mathias was eighth (45.91).

 Event 8  Men 100 Yard Butterfly
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  Meet Record: # 44.79  2/23/2018 Vinicius M Lanza, Indiana-IN
  Pool Record: ! 44.51  3/27/2015 Joseph Schooling, Texas
                 45.24  A A Standard - NCAA
                 47.43  B B Standard - NCAA
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Blaskovic, Brun  SO Ind-IN              50.66      45.33 qB     
     r:+0.63  9.51        20.99 (11.48)
          32.91 (11.92)       45.33 (12.42)
  2 Smachlo, Miles   JR MICH-MI             46.05      45.54 qB     
     r:+0.67  9.51        21.25 (11.74)
          33.29 (12.04)       45.54 (12.25)
  3 Lense, Noah J    JR OSU-OH              47.39      45.63 qB     
     r:+0.72  9.77        20.87 (11.10)
          32.78 (11.91)       45.63 (12.85)
  4 Salazar, Michae  SR OSU-OH              46.84      45.73 qB     
     r:+0.67  9.77        21.16 (11.39)
          33.45 (12.29)       45.73 (12.28)
  5 Fantoni, Gabrie  SO Ind-IN              47.08      45.75 qB     
     r:+0.72  9.80        21.35 (11.55)
          33.34 (11.99)       45.75 (12.41)
  6 Lanza, Vinicius  SR Ind-IN              45.71      45.79 qB     
     r:+0.68  9.65        21.42 (11.77)
          33.37 (11.95)       45.79 (12.42)
  7 Painhas, Henriq  SR OSU-OH              47.51      45.85 qB     
    r:+0.71  10.13        21.72 (11.59)
          33.66 (11.94)       45.85 (12.19)
  8 Mathias, Van L   FR Ind-IN              47.09      45.91 qB     
     r:+0.71  9.71        21.16 (11.45)
          33.26 (12.10)       45.91 (12.65)

400 IM

Michigan sophomore Ricardo Vargas took the top seed in the 400 IM as the Wolverines returned serve to the Hoosiers by placing four in the finals.

Penn State’s Michael Daly took the second seed (3:43.60) ahead of Michigan’s Thomas Cope (3:43.89) and Charles Swanson (3:44.34).

Wisconsin’s Michael Milinovich took the fifth spot (3:45.25) ahead of Michigan’s William Roberts (3:46.50).

Indiana’s Michael Calvillo (3:47.02) took the seventh spot and Penn State sophomore Hayden Harlow was eighth (3:47.23).

Event 9  Men 400 Yard IM
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  Meet Record: # 3:38.03  2009      Tyler Clary, Michiigan
  Pool Record: ! 3:36.37  3/27/2015 Will Licon, Texas
                 3:39.37  A A Standard - NCAA
                 3:51.46  B B Standard - NCAA
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Vargas Jacobo,   SO MICH-MI           3:45.04    3:43.36 qB     
    r:+0.76  24.06        51.48 (27.42)
        1:20.27 (28.79)     1:48.34 (28.07)
        2:20.33 (31.99)     2:51.84 (31.51)
        3:17.92 (26.08)     3:43.36 (25.44)
  2 Daly, Michael C  FR PSU-MA            3:49.38    3:43.60 qB     
    r:+0.86  23.85        51.16 (27.31)
        1:19.46 (28.30)     1:47.13 (27.67)
        2:18.51 (31.38)     2:51.16 (32.65)
        3:18.02 (26.86)     3:43.60 (25.58)
  3 Cope, Thomas E   JR MICH-MI           3:42.65    3:43.89 qB     
    r:+0.66  22.78        49.75 (26.97)
        1:19.02 (29.27)     1:47.28 (28.26)
        2:17.57 (30.29)     2:49.43 (31.86)
        3:17.08 (27.65)     3:43.89 (26.81)
  4 Swanson, Charle  JR MICH-MI           3:39.58    3:44.34 qB     
    r:+0.68  23.66        51.12 (27.46)
        1:20.23 (29.11)     1:48.60 (28.37)
        2:19.50 (30.90)     2:51.27 (31.77)
        3:18.66 (27.39)     3:44.34 (25.68)
  5 Milinovich, Jos  JR WISC-WI           3:56.01    3:45.25 qB     
    r:+0.66  24.03        51.41 (27.38)
        1:19.83 (28.42)     1:47.95 (28.12)
        2:19.45 (31.50)     2:51.74 (32.29)
        3:18.99 (27.25)     3:45.25 (26.26)
  6 Roberts, Willia  SO MICH-MI           3:48.79    3:46.50 qB     
    r:+0.74  24.55        52.26 (27.71)
        1:21.89 (29.63)     1:50.52 (28.63)
        2:22.47 (31.95)     2:54.34 (31.87)
        3:20.76 (26.42)     3:46.50 (25.74)
  7 Calvillo, Micha  FR Ind-IN            3:48.95    3:47.02 qB     
    r:+0.74  24.27        51.36 (27.09)
        1:20.49 (29.13)     1:48.59 (28.10)
        2:21.64 (33.05)     2:54.91 (33.27)
        3:21.19 (26.28)     3:47.02 (25.83)
  8 Harlow, Hayden   SO PSU-MA            3:49.86    3:47.23 qB     
    r:+0.74  24.52        52.82 (28.30)
        1:22.63 (29.81)     1:51.32 (28.69)
        2:22.79 (31.47)     2:54.40 (31.61)
        3:21.55 (27.15)     3:47.23 (25.68)

200 Free

Indiana senior Zach Apple clocked a 1:33.21 to take the top seed in the 200 free.

Apple held off Ohio State sophomore Paul DeLakis, who took the second seed in 1:33.62 ahead of teammate Andrew Loy (1:33.83).

Indiana’s Mohamed Samy took the fourth seed in 1:33.90 ahead of Michigan junior Felix Aubock (1:34.06) and teammate Mokhtar Al-Yamani (1:34.17).

Ohio State’s Ruslan Gaziev was seventh (13;4.84) and Michigan freshman Kevin Callan was eighth (1:34.96).

Event 10  Men 200 Yard Freestyle
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  Meet Record: # 1:31.14  2/23/2018 Blake J Pieroni, Indiana-IN
  Pool Record: ! 1:32.03  3/27/2015 Cristian Quintero, Southern Cal
                 1:32.13  A A Standard - NCAA
                 1:36.32  B B Standard - NCAA
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Apple, Zachary   SR Ind-IN            1:34.12    1:33.21 qB     
    r:+0.66  21.77        45.27 (23.50)
        1:08.62 (23.35)     1:33.21 (24.59)
  2 DeLakis, Paul J  SO OSU-OH            1:36.87    1:33.62 qB     
    r:+0.76  22.31        46.02 (23.71)
        1:09.83 (23.81)     1:33.62 (23.79)
  3 Loy, Andrew D    JR OSU-OH            1:35.95    1:33.83 qB     
    r:+0.69  21.74        45.69 (23.95)
        1:09.94 (24.25)     1:33.83 (23.89)
  4 Samy, Mohamed    JR Ind-IN            1:32.97    1:33.90 qB     
    r:+0.78  22.34        46.28 (23.94)
        1:10.26 (23.98)     1:33.90 (23.64)
  5 Auboeck, Felix   JR MICH-MI           1:34.66    1:34.06 qB     
    r:+0.78  22.54        46.50 (23.96)
        1:10.48 (23.98)     1:34.06 (23.58)
  6 Al-Yamani, Mokh  SR MICH-MI           1:34.96    1:34.17 qB     
    r:+0.63  21.45        45.30 (23.85)
        1:09.58 (24.28)     1:34.17 (24.59)
  7 Gaziev, Ruslan   FR OSU-OH            1:34.97    1:34.84 qB     
    r:+0.70  22.29        46.49 (24.20)
        1:10.85 (24.36)     1:34.84 (23.99)
  8 Callan, Kevin P  FR MICH-MI           1:33.89    1:34.96 qB     
    r:+0.72  21.99        45.92 (23.93)
        1:10.12 (24.20)     1:34.96 (24.84)

100 Breast

There was no surprise that Indiana’s Ian Finnerty surged to the top seed in the 100 breast. After all, the senior is the defending NCAA champion.

But Finnerty still wowed the crowd, swimming a Big Ten meet record 50.60 to earn the top seed.

Minnesota freshman Max McHugh took the seconds seed in 51.39, followed by Purdue sophomore Trent Pellini (51.85).

Michigan junior Jeremy Babinet took the fourth spot in 52.02, followed by Indiana freshman Zane Backes (52.42), Michigan freshman William Chan (52.46), Indiana sophomore Gary Kostbade (52.55) and Michigan junior Jacob Montague (52.65).

 Event 11  Men 100 Yard Breaststroke
==================================================================
  Meet Record: # 50.72  2/23/2018 Ian J Finnerty, Indiana-IN
  Pool Record: ! 50.25  3/27/2015 Kevin Cordes, Arizona
                 51.73  A A Standard - NCAA
                 54.27  B B Standard - NCAA
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Finnerty, Ian J  SR Ind-IN              51.22      50.60#qA     
    r:+0.72  10.76        23.73 (12.97)
          36.80 (13.07)       50.60 (13.80)
  2 McHugh, Maxwell  FR MINN-MN             51.73      51.39 qA     
    r:+0.69  10.86        23.96 (13.10)
          37.54 (13.58)       51.39 (13.85)
  3 Pellini, Trent   SO PUR-IN              53.66      51.85 qB     
    r:+0.72  11.05        24.40 (13.35)
          38.15 (13.75)       51.85 (13.70)
  4 Babinet, Jeremy  JR MICH-MI             53.25      52.02 qB     
    r:+0.74  11.49        24.85 (13.36)
          38.38 (13.53)       52.02 (13.64)
  5 Backes, Zane V   FR Ind-IN              54.71      52.42 qB     
    r:+0.70  11.11        24.33 (13.22)
          38.19 (13.86)       52.42 (14.23)
  6 Chan, William E  FR MICH-MI             52.55      52.46 qB     
    r:+0.67  10.85        24.16 (13.31)
          37.95 (13.79)       52.46 (14.51)
  7 Kostbade, Gary   SO Ind-IN              53.43      52.55 qB     
    r:+0.73  11.38        24.77 (13.39)
          38.65 (13.88)       52.55 (13.90)
  8 Montague, Jacob  JR MICH-MI             52.89      52.65 qB     
    r:+0.64  10.94        24.46 (13.52)
          38.37 (13.91)       52.65 (14.28)

100 Back

Indiana put a strong finish on the prelims session by putting three in the 100 back finals, including taking the top two seeds.

Sophomore Gabriel Fantoni took the top seed for the Hoosiers in 45.46, followed by teammate Jacob Steele (46.24).

Ohio State senior Henrique Painhas took the third seed (46.43), followed by Purdue senior Joseph Young (46.50).

Indiana’s Mohamed Samy took the fifth seed in 46.57, followed by Wisconsin junior Cameron Tysoe (46.81), Michigan sophomore Alex King (46.83) and Ohio State sophomore Colin McDermott (47.00).

Event 12  Men 100 Yard Backstroke
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  Meet Record: # 44.65  2/24/2017 Shane P Ryan, Penn State
  Pool Record: ! 44.17  3/26/2015 Ryan Murphy, California
                 45.12  A A Standard - NCAA
                 47.77  B B Standard - NCAA
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Fantoni, Gabrie  SO Ind-IN              46.13      45.46 qB     
             10.46        21.65 (11.19)
          33.45 (11.80)       45.46 (12.01)
  2 Steele, Jacob A  SO Ind-IN              47.25      46.24 qB     
             10.73        22.25 (11.52)
          34.26 (12.01)       46.24 (11.98)
  3 Painhas, Henriq  SR OSU-OH              47.06      46.43 qB     
             11.06        22.67 (11.61)
          34.54 (11.87)       46.43 (11.89)
  4 Young, Joseph A  SR PUR-IN              47.65      46.50 qB     
             10.89        22.23 (11.34)
          34.25 (12.02)       46.50 (12.25)
  5 Samy, Mohamed    JR Ind-IN              47.27      46.57 qB     
             11.20        22.87 (11.67)
          34.92 (12.05)       46.57 (11.65)
  6 Tysoe, Cameron   JR WISC-WI             47.12      46.81 qB     
             11.08        22.57 (11.49)
          34.65 (12.08)       46.81 (12.16)
  7 King, Alex M     SO MICH-MI             48.68      46.83 qB     
             10.89        22.73 (11.84)
          34.92 (12.19)       46.83 (11.91)
  8 McDermott, Coli  SO OSU-OH              47.47      47.00 qB     
             10.89        22.40 (11.51)
          34.68 (12.28)       47.00 (12.32)