2019 Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships: Indiana, Michigan Tied After One Day

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The first night of the 2019 Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships featured the 200 medley and 800 free relays on Wednesday night at the University of Iowa. Michigan started the night with a win in the 200 medley relay and Indiana won the 800 free as the two teams are tied at the top of the team standings after two events.

Michigan broke the meet record in the 200 medley relay that they set all the way back in 2013 when they won the national title that year. The Hoosiers missed the meet record but did get under the pool record in the 800 free relay.

 Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 2                       
 
  1. Michigan, University of           120   
  1. Indiana University                120
  3. Ohio State University             108   
  4. University of Minnesota           100
  5. Wisconsin, University of, Madi     96   
  6. Purdue University                  92
  6. Northwestern University            92  
  6. Pennsylvania State University      92
  9. Iowa, University of                88  
 10. Michigan State University          68

200 Medley Relay

Michigan got the Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships off to a fast start with a 1:22.76 in the 200 medley relay on Wednesday night at the University of Iowa. Alex King (21.33), William Chan (23.11), Miles Smachlo (19.92) and Gustavo Borges (18.40) broke the Big Ten meet record that Michigan set in 2013 at 1:23.25.

Michigan is now ranked third in Division I behind Alabama (1:22.19) and NC State (1:22.37).

Michigan finished ahead of Indiana (1:23.32) and Ohio State (1:24.16) as the Wolverines have now won eight of the last ten Big Ten titles in the 200 medley relay. Indiana had won the last two titles in this event.

The fastest splits outside of Michigan came from Indiana’s Gabriel Fantoni (20.98), Minnesota’s Max McHugh (22.98), Ohio State’s Michael Salazar (19.90) and Minnesota’s Bowen Becker (18.74).

Purdue (1:24.53), Minnesota (1:24.62), Northwestern (1:25.61), Penn State (1:25.62) and Wisconsin (1:26.23) also finished in the top eight.

 Event 1  Men 200 Yard Medley Relay
==================================================================================
  Meet Record: # 1:23.25  2013      Michigan, Michi
                          M. Ortiz, B. Ortiz, Fletcher, Turk
  Pool Record: ! 1:22.40  3/27/2015 California
                          R Murphy, C Katis, J Lynch, T Messerschmidt
                 1:24.56  A A Standard - NCAA
                 1:25.33  B B Standard - NCAA
    School                           Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 Michigan-MI  'A'              1:25.60    1:22.76#A       64  
     1) King, Alex M SO               2) r:+0.28 Chan, William FR     
     3) r:+0.66 Smachlo, Miles JR     4) r:+0.25 Borges, Luiz Gtavo SO
             10.59        21.33 (21.33)
          31.42 (10.09)       44.44 (23.11)
           53.18 (8.74)     1:04.36 (19.92)
         1:12.86 (8.50)     1:22.76 (18.40)
  2 Indiana-IN  'A'               1:25.25    1:23.32 A       56  
     1) Fantoni, Gabriel A SO         2) r:+0.78 Finnerty, Ian SR     
     3) r:+0.47 Lanza, Vinicius SR    4) r:+0.36 Blaskovic, Bruno SO  
             10.29        20.98 (20.98)
          31.16 (10.18)       44.01 (23.03)
           53.11 (9.10)     1:04.32 (20.31)
         1:13.32 (9.00)     1:23.32 (19.00)
  3 Ohio St-OH  'A'               1:27.15    1:24.16 A       54  
     1) McDermott, Colin M SO         2) r:+0.16 Sugar, Benjamin SO   
     3) r:+0.23 Salazar, Michael SR   4) r:+0.18 Chavez, Mossimo SR   
             10.62        21.48 (21.48)
          31.92 (10.44)       45.30 (23.82)
           54.26 (8.96)     1:05.20 (19.90)
         1:14.07 (8.87)     1:24.16 (18.96)
  4 Purdue-IN  'A'                1:27.41    1:24.53 A       52  
     1) Young, Joseph A SR            2) r:+0.18 Pellini, Trent SO    
     3) r:+0.13 Juliusson, Erik SR    4) r:+0.60 Acin, Nikola FR      
             10.81        21.66 (21.66)
          32.08 (10.42)       44.97 (23.31)
           54.11 (9.14)     1:05.63 (20.66)
         1:14.57 (8.94)     1:24.53 (18.90)
  5 Minnesota-MN  'A'             1:27.63    1:24.62 B       50  
     1) Thomas, Matthew A JR          2) r:+0.16 McHugh, Maxwell FR   
     3) r:+0.41 Pokkinen, Tuomas JR   4) r:+0.34 Becker, Bowen SR     
             11.15        22.44 (22.44)
          32.61 (10.17)       45.42 (22.98)
           54.43 (9.01)     1:05.88 (20.46)
         1:14.75 (8.87)     1:24.62 (18.74)
  6 Northwestern-IL  'A'          1:28.79    1:25.61         48  
     1) Gridley, Ryan T FR            2) r:+0.20 Hofstadter, Wiliam SR
     3) r:+0.15 Sharma, Arjun SR      4) r:+0.13 Zhang, Andrew FR     
             10.70        21.57 (21.57)
          32.14 (10.57)       45.56 (23.99)
           54.78 (9.22)     1:06.25 (20.69)
         1:15.32 (9.07)     1:25.61 (19.36)
  7 Penn St-MA  'A'               1:27.59    1:25.62         46  
     1) Veregin, Liam J JR            2) r:+0.30 Johnson, Brad SO     
     3) r:+0.17 Zamir, Tomer SR       4) r:+0.27 Castano, Gabriel SO  
             10.76        21.78 (21.78)
          32.62 (10.84)       45.97 (24.19)
           55.28 (9.31)     1:06.82 (20.85)
         1:15.74 (8.92)     1:25.62 (18.80)
  8 Wisconsin-WI  'A'             1:27.35    1:26.23         44  
     1) Temprano, Justin E JR         2) r:+0.32 Mao, Jian SO         
     3) r:+0.22 Gessner, Erik FR      4) r:+0.28 Zelen, Tyler SR      
             11.04        22.14 (22.14)
          33.13 (10.99)       46.18 (24.04)
           55.49 (9.31)     1:07.02 (20.84)
         1:16.17 (9.15)     1:26.23 (19.21)

800 Free Relay

Indiana fired back in the 800 free relay as the Hoosiers set the pool record in the event with a 6:11.02. The team of Mohamed Samy (1:33.36), Vini Lanza (1:32.45), Zach Apple (1:31.76) and Ian Finnerty (1:33.45) broke the pool record that USC set at the 2015 NCAAs of 6:11.64.

Indiana was in a tight race with Ohio State and Michigan before Apple unleashed a 1:31 on the third leg. The Hoosiers are now second in Division I right now behind Florida’s time from SECs last week.

Indiana has won three straight Big Ten titles in the 800 free relay.

Michigan finished in second at 6:13.16 as they out-touched Ohio State (6:13.44) at the finish.

The fastest splits outside of Indiana came from Ohio State’s Paul DeLakis (1:31.39), Michigan’s Felix Aubock (1:32.45), Ohio State’s Andrew Loy (1:32.75) and Ohio State’s Ruslan Gaziev (1:33.33).

Wisconsin (6:22.86), Minnesota (6:22.87), Iowa (6:23.07), Penn State (6:24.31) and Northwestern (6:25.61) also placed in the top eight.

 Event 2  Men 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
==================================================================================
  Meet Record: # 6:09.85  2014      Michigan, Michi
                          Nielsen, Wynalda, Glanda, Jaegar
  Pool Record: ! 6:11.64  3/27/2015 Southern Cal
                          C Quintero, D Carter, M Domagala, R Malone
                 6:18.46  A A Standard - NCAA
                 6:22.60  B B Standard - NCAA
    School                           Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 Indiana-IN  'A'               6:17.78    6:11.02!A       64  
     1) Samy, Mohamed JR              2) r:+0.21 Lanza, Vinicius SR   
     3) r:+0.33 Apple, Zachary SR     4) r:+0.27 Finnerty, Ian SR     
    r:+0.77  21.87        45.00 (45.00)
      1:08.76 (1:08.76)   1:33.36 (1:33.36)
        1:54.13 (20.77)     2:17.90 (44.54)
      2:42.07 (1:08.71)   3:05.81 (1:32.45)
        3:26.34 (20.53)     3:49.02 (43.21)
      4:12.54 (1:06.73)   4:37.57 (1:31.76)
        4:58.82 (21.25)     5:22.15 (44.58)
      5:46.32 (1:08.75)   6:11.02 (1:33.45)
  2 Michigan-MI  'A'              6:18.79    6:13.16 A       56  
     1) Callan, Kevin P FR            2) r:+0.32 Swanson, Charles JR  
     3) r:+0.12 Cope, Thomas JR       4) r:+0.34 Aubock, Felix JR    
    r:+0.68  21.89        45.44 (45.44)
      1:09.24 (1:09.24)   1:33.54 (1:33.54)
        1:54.57 (21.03)     2:18.09 (44.55)
      2:42.46 (1:08.92)   3:07.15 (1:33.61)
        3:27.75 (20.60)     3:51.12 (43.97)
      4:15.36 (1:08.21)   4:40.71 (1:33.56)
        5:02.52 (21.81)     5:26.08 (45.37)
      5:49.74 (1:09.03)   6:13.16 (1:32.45)
  3 Ohio St-OH  'A'               6:25.86    6:13.44 A       54  
     1) Loy, Andrew D JR              2) r:+0.33 Gaziev, Ruslan FR    
     3) r:+0.37 Hogsed, Nicholas SR   4) r:+0.27 DeLakis, Paul SO     
    r:+0.69  21.53        44.91 (44.91)
      1:08.90 (1:08.90)   1:32.75 (1:32.75)
        1:53.71 (20.96)     2:17.66 (44.91)
      2:41.91 (1:09.16)   3:06.08 (1:33.33)
        3:27.66 (21.58)     3:51.61 (45.53)
      4:16.61 (1:10.53)   4:42.05 (1:35.97)
        5:03.04 (20.99)     5:26.06 (44.01)
      5:49.62 (1:07.57)   6:13.44 (1:31.39)
  4 Wisconsin-WI  'A'             6:27.68    6:22.86         52  
     1) Tysoe, Cameron JR             2) r:+0.22 Back, Griffin JR     
     3) r:+0.33 Stines, Niko JR       4) r:+0.44 Braun, Kevin JR      
    r:+0.72  22.08        45.95 (45.95)
      1:10.59 (1:10.59)   1:35.69 (1:35.69)
        1:56.84 (21.15)     2:20.37 (44.68)
      2:44.50 (1:08.81)   3:10.05 (1:34.36)
        3:32.27 (22.22)     3:56.66 (46.61)
      4:21.36 (1:11.31)   4:46.23 (1:36.18)
        5:08.89 (22.66)     5:33.62 (47.39)
      5:58.64 (1:12.41)   6:22.86 (1:36.63)
  5 Minnesota-MN  'A'             6:31.43    6:22.87         50  
     1) Sates, Tim L SO               2) r:+0.35 Saulnier, Nicholas JR
     3) r:+0.25 Van Niekerk, Kyle SO  4) r:+0.28 Kelley, Cameron SO   
    r:+0.68  21.74        45.83 (45.83)
      1:10.66 (1:10.66)   1:36.89 (1:36.89)
        1:57.67 (20.78)     2:21.01 (44.12)
      2:45.31 (1:08.42)   3:10.59 (1:33.70)
        3:32.35 (21.76)     3:56.48 (45.89)
      4:21.22 (1:10.63)   4:46.42 (1:35.83)
        5:08.53 (22.11)     5:33.00 (46.58)
      5:57.89 (1:11.47)   6:22.87 (1:36.45)
  6 Iowa-IA  'A'                  6:30.40    6:23.07         48  
     1) Tarasenko, Aleksey FR         2) r:+0.35 Arndt, Mateusz FR    
     3) r:+0.05 Allmon, Jackson FR    4) r:+0.44 Tenney, Michael JR   
    r:+0.70  22.11        46.05 (46.05)
      1:10.44 (1:10.44)   1:35.62 (1:35.62)
        1:57.29 (21.67)     2:21.59 (45.97)
      2:46.49 (1:10.87)   3:11.38 (1:35.76)
        3:32.60 (21.22)     3:57.06 (45.68)
      4:22.53 (1:11.15)   4:47.92 (1:36.54)
        5:09.50 (21.58)     5:33.27 (45.35)
      5:58.03 (1:10.11)   6:23.07 (1:35.15)
  7 Penn St-MA  'A'               6:37.78    6:24.31         46  
     1) Schiffmann, Nathan SO         2) r:+0.29 Daly, Michael FR     
     3) r:+0.24 Krigger, Eben SO      4) r:+0.16 Harlow, Hayden SO    
    r:+0.67  22.43        46.68 (46.68)
      1:11.27 (1:11.27)   1:36.04 (1:36.04)
        1:57.43 (21.39)     2:21.33 (45.29)
      2:45.99 (1:09.95)   3:10.94 (1:34.90)
        3:32.59 (21.65)     3:56.93 (45.99)
      4:22.20 (1:11.26)   4:48.09 (1:37.15)
        5:09.91 (21.82)     5:34.69 (46.60)
      5:59.74 (1:11.65)   6:24.31 (1:36.22)
  8 Northwestern-IL  'A'          6:34.59    6:25.61         44  
     1) Gately, Liam J SO             2) r:+0.41 Gridley, Ryan FR     
     3) r:+0.32 Cecil, Robert SO      4) r:+0.20 Lewczyk, Peter SO    
    r:+0.70  22.11        45.87 (45.87)
      1:10.64 (1:10.64)   1:35.45 (1:35.45)
        1:57.99 (22.54)     2:22.41 (46.96)
      2:47.11 (1:11.66)   3:11.72 (1:36.27)
        3:33.46 (21.74)     3:57.64 (45.92)
      4:22.27 (1:10.55)   4:47.98 (1:36.26)
        5:10.26 (22.28)     5:34.68 (46.70)
      5:59.49 (1:11.51)   6:25.61 (1:37.63)

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    PFLenihan

    Go Hoosiers!