2019 Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships: Lanza, Finnerty Go Nation Leading Times as Indiana Wins Third Straight

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The final night of the 2019 Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships from the University of Iowa saw the Indiana Hoosiers win their third straight Big Ten title in men’s swimming and diving as they scored 1,705 points. Michigan finished in second while Ohio State was in third. Full team standings can be seen below.

The big highlights from the Hoosiers came from seniors Vini Lanza and Ian Finnerty as they put up the top times in Division I in their respective events. Lanza won the 200 fly with a 1:39.28 as he moved ahead of Cal’s Zheng Quah (1:39.29) for the top time in the country. Finnerty swam a 1:50.30 in the 200 breast as he moved ahead of Georgia Tech’s Caio Pumputis (1:51.46).

Indiana also won the 200 back with Gabriel Fantoni (1:39.53) and the 400 free relay (2:48.67).

Michigan won a title in the 1650 from Felix Aubock (14:29.58) and Minnesota won in the 100 free with Bowen Becker (41.71). Purdue’s Brandon Loschiavo also continued Purdue’s three-year winning streak in the platform diving as he won the title for the Boilermakers.

Another interesting fact is that nine of the thirteen pool event winners (individual) from 2018 repeated in 2019. The only exceptions were Michigan’s Miles Smachlo in the 100 fly, Bowen Becker in the 100 free, Gabriel Fantoni in the 200 back, and Zach Apple in the 200 free. Becker and Apple won the only two events that were won by a senior in 2018 when Indiana’s Blake Pieroni won those events.

Awards:

  • Swimmer of the Championships: Vini Lanza, Sr., Indiana
  • Diver of the Championships: James Connor, Sr., Indiana
  • Freshman of the Year: Max McHugh, Minnesota
Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 21                      
 
  1. Indiana       1705   
  2. Michigan      1464
  3. Ohio State    1243.5   
  4. Purdue         744.5
  5. Minnesota      726   
  6. Wisconsin      593.5
  7. Penn State     563.5   
  8. Iowa           560
  9. Northwestern   378  
 10. Michigan State 209

1650 Free

Michigan’s Felix Aubock was in a tight three-way race for about 1500 yards before turning on the gas over the final 150 as he came home in a 47.28 on the final 100 to win the 1650 final at the Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships. Aubock won with a 14:29.58, just missing his 2017 meet record of 14:29.25, but he did get under the pool record of 14:32.38 from the 2015 NCAAs when Matias Koski won it.

Michigan went 1-3 as sophomore Ricardo Vargas (14:31.76) finished in third. He was just out-touched by Indiana freshman Michael Brinegar (14:31.73) as he came home in a 23.38.

Aubock won his third straight 1650 Big Ten title as he is looking to close out the sweep as a senior in 2020. Aubock is the first three-time winner since fellow Wolverine Connor Jaeger won from 2012-2014. The Wolverines have won 24 of the last 27 1650 Big Ten titles.

Indiana freshman Mikey Calvillo (14:45.64) placed fourth for the Hoosiers as Indiana is building a strong distance group with the likes of Calvillo and Brinegar in their freshmen seasons. Combined with post grad Zane Grothe, Bloomington has become a hotbed for distance training.

Michigan’s Will Roberts (14:54.77), Penn State’s Michael Daly (15:03.81), Indiana’s Spencer Lehman (15:06.47) and Minnesota’s Cameron Kelley (15:07.86) also placed in the top eight.

 Event 15  Men 1650 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
  Meet Record: # 14:29.25  2/25/2017 Felix O Aubock, Michigan
  Pool Record: ! 14:32.38  3/28/2015 Matias Koski, Georgia
                 14:39.56  A A Standard - NCAA
                 15:26.19  B B Standard - NCAA
    Name           Year School               Seed     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
  1 Aubock, Felix    JR MICH-MI          14:56.67   14:29.58!A       32  
    r:+0.76  24.79        51.61 (26.82)
        1:18.38 (26.77)     1:45.24 (26.86)
        2:11.95 (26.71)     2:38.73 (26.78)
        3:05.51 (26.78)     3:32.13 (26.62)
        3:58.77 (26.64)     4:25.52 (26.75)
        4:52.13 (26.61)     5:18.78 (26.65)
        5:45.59 (26.81)     6:12.27 (26.68)
        6:38.86 (26.59)     7:05.51 (26.65)
        7:32.14 (26.63)     7:58.45 (26.31)
        8:24.65 (26.20)     8:51.01 (26.36)
        9:17.83 (26.82)     9:44.62 (26.79)
       10:10.97 (26.35)    10:37.41 (26.44)
       11:03.94 (26.53)    11:30.56 (26.62)
       11:57.22 (26.66)    12:23.54 (26.32)
       12:49.80 (26.26)    13:15.76 (25.96)
       13:41.30 (25.54)    14:06.33 (25.03)    14:29.58 (23.25)
  2 Brinegar, Michael  FR Ind-IN           14:40.38   14:31.73!A       28  
    r:+0.75  24.06        50.86 (26.80)
        1:17.70 (26.84)     1:44.50 (26.80)
        2:11.39 (26.89)     2:38.31 (26.92)
        3:04.89 (26.58)     3:31.68 (26.79)
        3:58.53 (26.85)     4:25.32 (26.79)
        4:52.14 (26.82)     5:18.86 (26.72)
        5:45.69 (26.83)     6:12.38 (26.69)
        6:39.03 (26.65)     7:05.66 (26.63)
        7:32.32 (26.66)     7:58.79 (26.47)
        8:24.90 (26.11)     8:51.58 (26.68)
        9:17.85 (26.27)     9:44.44 (26.59)
       10:10.66 (26.22)    10:37.29 (26.63)
       11:03.84 (26.55)    11:30.54 (26.70)
       11:57.00 (26.46)    12:23.51 (26.51)
       12:50.04 (26.53)    13:15.92 (25.88)
       13:42.23 (26.31)    14:08.35 (26.12)    14:31.73 (23.38)
  3 Vargas Jacobo,   SO MICH-MI          14:35.04   14:31.76!A       27  
    r:+0.75  24.45        51.17 (26.72)
        1:18.10 (26.93)     1:44.85 (26.75)
        2:11.76 (26.91)     2:38.97 (27.21)
        3:05.58 (26.61)     3:32.05 (26.47)
        3:58.81 (26.76)     4:25.55 (26.74)
        4:52.19 (26.64)     5:18.83 (26.64)
        5:45.65 (26.82)     6:12.21 (26.56)
        6:38.85 (26.64)     7:05.49 (26.64)
        7:32.00 (26.51)     7:58.14 (26.14)
        8:24.49 (26.35)     8:51.00 (26.51)
        9:17.81 (26.81)     9:44.70 (26.89)
       10:10.89 (26.19)    10:37.40 (26.51)
       11:04.05 (26.65)    11:30.71 (26.66)
       11:57.39 (26.68)    12:23.86 (26.47)
       12:50.20 (26.34)    13:16.28 (26.08)
       13:41.86 (25.58)    14:07.08 (25.22)    14:31.76 (24.68)
  4 Calvillo, Mikey  FR Ind-IN           15:01.15   14:45.64 B       26  
    r:+0.76  24.33        51.26 (26.93)
        1:18.20 (26.94)     1:45.24 (27.04)
        2:12.45 (27.21)     2:39.48 (27.03)
        3:06.42 (26.94)     3:33.35 (26.93)
        4:00.42 (27.07)     4:27.40 (26.98)
        4:54.59 (27.19)     5:21.41 (26.82)
        5:48.41 (27.00)     6:15.32 (26.91)
        6:42.08 (26.76)     7:08.94 (26.86)
        7:35.75 (26.81)     8:02.68 (26.93)
        8:29.46 (26.78)     8:56.29 (26.83)
        9:23.14 (26.85)     9:50.19 (27.05)
       10:17.00 (26.81)    10:43.73 (26.73)
       11:10.62 (26.89)    11:37.52 (26.90)
       12:04.68 (27.16)    12:31.94 (27.26)
       12:58.96 (27.02)    13:26.19 (27.23)
       13:53.20 (27.01)    14:19.95 (26.75)    14:45.64 (25.69)
  5 Roberts, Willia  SO MICH-MI          15:02.67   14:54.77 B       25  
    r:+0.74  25.09        52.08 (26.99)
        1:19.11 (27.03)     1:46.29 (27.18)
        2:13.51 (27.22)     2:40.91 (27.40)
        3:07.96 (27.05)     3:34.95 (26.99)
        4:02.33 (27.38)     4:29.46 (27.13)
        4:56.84 (27.38)     5:24.14 (27.30)
        5:51.62 (27.48)     6:18.96 (27.34)
        6:46.37 (27.41)     7:13.61 (27.24)
        7:40.90 (27.29)     8:08.14 (27.24)
        8:35.49 (27.35)     9:02.91 (27.42)
        9:30.19 (27.28)     9:57.55 (27.36)
       10:24.81 (27.26)    10:52.09 (27.28)
       11:19.35 (27.26)    11:46.97 (27.62)
       12:14.31 (27.34)    12:41.47 (27.16)
       13:08.63 (27.16)    13:35.69 (27.06)
       14:02.55 (26.86)    14:29.09 (26.54)    14:54.77 (25.68)
  6 Daly, Michael C  FR PSU-MA           15:23.90   15:03.81 B       24  
    r:+0.90  24.43        51.68 (27.25)
        1:18.99 (27.31)     1:46.73 (27.74)
        2:14.46 (27.73)     2:42.18 (27.72)
        3:09.91 (27.73)     3:37.93 (28.02)
        4:05.80 (27.87)     4:33.58 (27.78)
        5:01.29 (27.71)     5:28.78 (27.49)
        5:56.61 (27.83)     6:24.20 (27.59)
        6:51.99 (27.79)     7:19.43 (27.44)
        7:47.08 (27.65)     8:14.72 (27.64)
        8:42.05 (27.33)     9:09.30 (27.25)
        9:36.38 (27.08)    10:03.67 (27.29)
       10:31.55 (27.88)    10:58.88 (27.33)
       11:26.48 (27.60)    11:53.62 (27.14)
       12:21.11 (27.49)    12:48.39 (27.28)
       13:15.73 (27.34)    13:43.17 (27.44)
       14:10.50 (27.33)    14:37.77 (27.27)    15:03.81 (26.04)
  7 Lehman, Spencer  SO Ind-IN           15:18.06   15:06.47 B       23  
    r:+0.71  24.97        51.88 (26.91)
        1:19.69 (27.81)     1:47.44 (27.75)
        2:15.04 (27.60)     2:42.51 (27.47)
        3:09.72 (27.21)     3:37.35 (27.63)
        4:04.94 (27.59)     4:32.49 (27.55)
        4:59.81 (27.32)     5:27.04 (27.23)
        5:54.50 (27.46)     6:22.02 (27.52)
        6:49.64 (27.62)     7:17.31 (27.67)
        7:44.85 (27.54)     8:12.54 (27.69)
        8:40.04 (27.50)     9:07.64 (27.60)
        9:35.29 (27.65)    10:03.00 (27.71)
       10:30.72 (27.72)    10:58.64 (27.92)
       11:26.49 (27.85)    11:53.92 (27.43)
       12:21.41 (27.49)    12:49.19 (27.78)
       13:17.17 (27.98)    13:44.92 (27.75)
       14:12.66 (27.74)    14:40.17 (27.51)    15:06.47 (26.30)
  8 Kelley, Cameron  SO MINN-MN          15:56.68   15:07.86 B       22  
    r:+0.78  25.17        52.65 (27.48)
        1:20.02 (27.37)     1:47.63 (27.61)
        2:15.21 (27.58)     2:42.70 (27.49)
        3:10.08 (27.38)     3:37.66 (27.58)
        4:05.28 (27.62)     4:32.93 (27.65)
        5:00.30 (27.37)     5:27.68 (27.38)
        5:55.03 (27.35)     6:22.41 (27.38)
        6:49.89 (27.48)     7:17.27 (27.38)
        7:44.62 (27.35)     8:12.07 (27.45)
        8:39.51 (27.44)     9:07.20 (27.69)
        9:34.56 (27.36)    10:02.27 (27.71)
       10:29.94 (27.67)    10:57.78 (27.84)
       11:25.36 (27.58)    11:53.30 (27.94)
       12:21.39 (28.09)    12:49.35 (27.96)
       13:17.50 (28.15)    13:45.43 (27.93)
       14:13.31 (27.88)    14:40.97 (27.66)    15:07.86 (26.89)

200 Back

Indiana sophomore Gabriel Fantoni swept the backstroke races at the 2019 Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships as he was the only one to break 1:40 in the final on Saturday night at the University of Iowa. Fantoni swam a 1:39.53 as he became the third straight Hoosier to win the 200 back at the Men’s Big Tens after Bob Glover won in 2017 and Mohamed Samy won in 2018.

Samy swam in the 200 back final tonight but only managed a fifth place finish at 1:41.93. Indiana had three total A-Finalists as Fantoni went 1-3 with sophomore Jacob Steele (1:41.52).

Wisconsin junior Cam Tysoe (1:41.29) finished in the runner-up for the Badgers as he was the highest finisher for the Badgers this meet.

Early leader Joe Young of Purdue was leading at the 100 with a 48.55 but could not hold on to that pace as he finished in sixth at 1:42.38.

Michigan’s Kai Williams (1:41.77), Iowa’s Kenneth Mende (1:42.53) and Purdue’s Tim Barth (1:44.07) also placed in the top eight.

 Event 16  Men 200 Yard Backstroke
=========================================================================
  Meet Record: # 1:38.89  2014      Eric Ress, Indiana
  Pool Record: ! 1:36.77  3/28/2015 Ryan Murphy, California
                 1:39.38  A A Standard - NCAA
                 1:45.04  B B Standard - NCAA
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Finals ===                       
 
  1 Fantoni, Gabrie  SO Ind-IN            1:40.82    1:39.53 B       32  
             23.36        48.53 (25.17)
        1:14.03 (25.50)     1:39.53 (25.50)
  2 Tysoe, Cameron   JR WISC-WI           1:41.48    1:41.29 B       28  
             23.66        48.86 (25.20)
        1:14.54 (25.68)     1:41.29 (26.75)
  3 Steele, Jacob A  SO Ind-IN            1:42.11    1:41.52 B       27  
             23.40        49.10 (25.70)
        1:15.26 (26.16)     1:41.52 (26.26)
  4 Williams, Kai V  SR MICH-MI           1:41.83    1:41.77 B       26  
             23.82        49.48 (25.66)
        1:15.51 (26.03)     1:41.77 (26.26)
  5 Samy, Mohamed    JR Ind-IN            1:41.95    1:41.93 B       25  
             23.75        49.33 (25.58)
        1:15.53 (26.20)     1:41.93 (26.40)
  6 Young, Joseph A  SR PUR-IN            1:41.93    1:42.38 B       24  
             23.42        48.55 (25.13)
        1:14.69 (26.14)     1:42.38 (27.69)
  7 Mende, Kenneth   SR IOWA-IA           1:42.15    1:42.53 B       23  
             24.05        49.82 (25.77)
        1:16.05 (26.23)     1:42.53 (26.48)
  8 Barth, Timothy   SR PUR-IN            1:42.37    1:44.07 B       22  
             23.83        49.76 (25.93)
        1:16.77 (27.01)     1:44.07 (27.30)

100 Free

Minnesota senior Bowen Becker doubled up in the sprint freestyle events at the Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships as he won the 100 free on Saturday night at the University of Iowa. Becker swam a 41.71, just off his 41.53 he had this morning. Becker set the pool record in the heats with that swim and his swim tonight was good enough to win the title. He held off Indiana senior Zach Apple for the title as Apple was second at 41.97. Those two were the only ones under 42 in the event.

Becker broke Indiana’s three-year winning streak in this event at the Big Tens as he is the first Golden Gopher to win this event since 2011 when Michael Richards won.

Ohio State’s Andrew Loy (42.65) finished in third for the Buckeyes as they are solidly in third in the team race.

Indiana’s Bruno Blaskovic (42.69), Ohio State’s Ruslan Gaziev (42.74), Michigan’s Gus Borges (42.92), Iowa’s Jack Smith (42.96) and Penn State’s Gabriel Castano (43.29) also swam in the A-Final.

 Event 17  Men 100 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
  Meet Record: # 41.43  2/24/2018 Blake J Pieroni, Indiana-IN
  Pool Record: ! 41.53  3/2/2019  Bowen T Becker, MINN-MN
                 41.88  A A Standard - NCAA
                 43.80  B B Standard - NCAA
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Finals ===                       
 
  1 Becker, Bowen T  SR MINN-MN             41.53      41.71 A       32  
     r:+0.65  9.34        19.82 (10.48)
          30.69 (10.87)       41.71 (11.02)
  2 Apple, Zachary   SR Ind-IN              41.81      41.97 B       28  
     r:+0.64  9.37        19.92 (10.55)
          31.07 (11.15)       41.97 (10.90)
  3 Loy, Andrew D    JR OSU-OH              42.48      42.65 B       27  
     r:+0.66  9.75        20.49 (10.74)
          31.62 (11.13)       42.65 (11.03)
  4 Blaskovic, Brun  SO Ind-IN              42.22      42.69 B       26  
     r:+0.62  9.53        20.15 (10.62)
          31.42 (11.27)       42.69 (11.27)
  5 Gaziev, Ruslan   FR OSU-OH              42.51      42.74 B       25  
     r:+0.66  9.65        20.34 (10.69)
          31.62 (11.28)       42.74 (11.12)
  6 Borges, Luiz Gu  SO MICH-MI             42.81      42.92 B       24  
     r:+0.67  9.50        20.33 (10.83)
          31.56 (11.23)       42.92 (11.36)
  7 Smith, Jack A    SR IOWA-IA             42.80      42.96 B       23  
     r:+0.68  9.49        20.17 (10.68)
          31.45 (11.28)       42.96 (11.51)
  8 Castano, Gabrie  SO PSU-MA              43.07      43.29 B       22  
     r:+0.63  9.76        20.63 (10.87)
          32.06 (11.43)       43.29 (11.23)

200 Breast

Indiana senior Ian Finnerty also doubled up in the breaststroke events this weekend at the Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships as he won the 200 breast on Saturday night at the University of Iowa. Finnerty swam a 1:50.30 to break his Big Ten meet record of 1:50.78 from last season as he also posted the nation’s leading time in the process.

Finnerty was well ahead of Minnesota freshman Max McHugh (1:52.40) for second as the McHugh brothers have now gotten second place in this event at the last two Big Ten Championships. Brother Conner was second to Finnerty in 2018.

Indiana has now won seven of the last ten Big Ten titles in the 200 breaststroke as in-state rival Purdue has won the other three, making the state of Indiana undefeated in this event throughout the entire decade.

Michigan’s Charlie Swanson (1:52.94) finished in third in the final.

Ohio State’s Paul DeLakis (1:53.57), Jason Mathews (1:53.70), Indiana’s Zane Backes (1:53.78), Michigan’s Jeremy Babinet (1:53.83) and Indiana’s Gary Kostbade (1:54.18) also placed in the top eight.

Event 18  Men 200 Yard Breaststroke
=========================================================================
  Meet Record: # 1:50.78  2/24/2018 Ian J Finnerty, Indiana-IN
  Pool Record: ! 1:49.48  3/28/2015 Will Licon, Texas
                 1:52.94  A A Standard - NCAA
                 1:58.43  B B Standard - NCAA
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Finals ===                       
 
  1 Finnerty, Ian J  SR Ind-IN            1:53.28    1:50.30#A       32  
    r:+0.73  24.66        52.44 (27.78)
        1:20.99 (28.55)     1:50.30 (29.31)
  2 McHugh, Maxwell  FR MINN-MN           1:52.73    1:52.40 A       28  
    r:+0.73  25.20        53.59 (28.39)
        1:22.83 (29.24)     1:52.40 (29.57)
  3 Swanson, Charle  JR MICH-MI           1:53.91    1:52.94 A       27  
    r:+0.69  25.60        54.43 (28.83)
        1:23.49 (29.06)     1:52.94 (29.45)
  4 DeLakis, Paul J  SO OSU-OH            1:53.88    1:53.57 B       26  
    r:+0.75  25.98        54.63 (28.65)
        1:24.00 (29.37)     1:53.57 (29.57)
  5 Mathews, Jason   FR OSU-OH            1:54.35    1:53.70 B       25  
    r:+0.62  25.74        54.71 (28.97)
        1:24.46 (29.75)     1:53.70 (29.24)
  6 Backes, Zane V   FR Ind-IN            1:54.09    1:53.78 B       24  
    r:+0.69  25.46        54.31 (28.85)
        1:23.98 (29.67)     1:53.78 (29.80)
  7 Babinet, Jeremy  JR MICH-MI           1:54.26    1:53.83 B       23  
    r:+0.70  25.93        54.67 (28.74)
        1:23.91 (29.24)     1:53.83 (29.92)
  8 Kostbade, Gary   SO Ind-IN            1:54.47    1:54.18 B       22  
    r:+0.74  26.41        55.12 (28.71)
        1:24.40 (29.28)     1:54.18 (29.78)

200 Fly

Indiana senior Vini Lanza won his third straight 200 butterfly Big Ten title on Saturday night at the Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Iowa City, Iowa. Lanza swam a 1:39.28 to take down the meet and pool record in the process. Lanza took down his own meet record of 1:39.95 from 2018 and he also took down the pool record which was Joseph Schooling’s 1:39.62 from the 2015 NCAAs.

Lanza finished ahead of Ohio State junior Noah Lense (1:40.36) as the Buckeye pushed him the entire way. Lense was leading at 150 by 0.01. Lense is now third in Division I behind Lanza and Cal’s Zheng Quah.

Lanza joins the likes of Michigan’s Dylan Bosch (2013-16), Dan Madwed (2010-12), Davis Tarwater (2004-06), Tom Malchow (1997-99), Mark Spitz (1970-72) and Mike Troy (1960-62) as three-time winners at Big Tens.

Indiana freshman Van Mathias (1:42.53) finished in third for the Hoosiers as he just got by Michigan junior and 100 fly champ Miles Smachlo (1:42.73).

The Hoosiers have officially wrapped up the Big Ten title for their third straight.

Indiana’s Cory Gambardella (1:42.99), Ohio State’s Henrique Painhas (1:43.01), Ohio State’s Michael Salazar (1:44.08) and Wisconsin’s Joseph Milinovich (1:44.69) also swam in the A-Final.

Event 19  Men 200 Yard Butterfly
=========================================================================
  Meet Record: # 1:39.95  2/24/2018 Vinicius M Lanza, Indiana-IN
  Pool Record: ! 1:39.62  3/28/2015 Joseph Schooling, Texas
                 1:41.02  A A Standard - NCAA
                 1:46.69  B B Standard - NCAA
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Finals ===                       
 
  1 Lanza, Vinicius  SR Indiana-IN        1:41.46    1:39.28!A       32  
    r:+0.66  21.91        47.26 (25.35)
        1:13.13 (25.87)     1:39.28 (26.15)
  2 Lense, Noah J    JR Ohio State-OH     1:42.05    1:40.36 A       28  
    r:+0.69  22.32        47.48 (25.16)
        1:13.12 (25.64)     1:40.36 (27.24)
  3 Mathias, Van L   FR Indiana-IN        1:42.30    1:42.53 B       27  
    r:+0.77  22.53        48.49 (25.96)
        1:15.08 (26.59)     1:42.53 (27.45)
  4 Smachlo, Miles   JR Michigan-MI       1:42.95    1:42.73 B       26  
    r:+0.68  22.09        48.21 (26.12)
        1:15.26 (27.05)     1:42.73 (27.47)
  5 Gambardella, Co  SO Indiana-IN        1:42.67    1:42.99 B       25  
    r:+0.76  22.93        49.02 (26.09)
        1:15.68 (26.66)     1:42.99 (27.31)
  6 Painhas, Henriq  SR Ohio State-OH     1:42.33    1:43.01 B       24  
    r:+0.67  22.95        48.78 (25.83)
        1:15.59 (26.81)     1:43.01 (27.42)
  7 Salazar, Michae  SR Ohio State-OH     1:44.25    1:44.08 B       23  
    r:+0.66  22.84        49.39 (26.55)
        1:16.30 (26.91)     1:44.08 (27.78)
  8 Milinovich, Jos  JR Wisconsin-WI      1:44.27    1:44.69 B       22  
    r:+0.67  23.65        50.13 (26.48)
        1:16.99 (26.86)     1:44.69 (27.70)

Platform Diving

Purdue’s Brandon Loschiavo successfully defended his platform diving title on Saturday night at the Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships with 502.30 points. He won Purdue’s third straight Big Ten title as he won in 2018 and Steele Johnson won in 2017. Purdue almost went 1-2 as freshman Ben Bramley (442.40) finished in third behind Michigan’s Ross Todd (442.60).

Indiana’s Andrew Capobianco (416.00), Minnesota’s Alan LeBlang (412.15), Ohio State’s Aaron Daniels-Freman (397.90), Minnesota’s Nick Yang (352.70) and Wisconsin’s Kevin Pomeroy (325.00) also placed in the A-Final.

 Event 20  Men Platform Diving
=========================================================================
  Meet Record: # 557.90  2011      David Boudia, Purdue
  Pool Record: ! 578.05  2/6/2011  David Boudia, Purdue
                 300.00  Z Zone Qualifier
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Finals ===                       
 
  1 Loschiavo, Bran  JR Purdue-IN          458.80     502.30 Z       32  
  2 Todd, Ross       SO Michigan-MI        424.45     442.60 Z       28  
  3 Bramley, Ben     FR Purdue-IN          472.15     442.40 Z       27  
  4 Capobianco, And  SO Indiana-IN         396.20     416.00 Z       26  
  5 LeBlang, Alan    SR Minnesota-MN       373.15     412.15 Z       25  
  6 Daniels-Freman,  SR Ohio State-OH      371.60     397.90 Z       24  
  7 Yang, Nick       SR Minnesota-MN       393.25     352.70 Z       23  
  8 Pomeroy, Kevin   JR Wisconsin-WI       365.70     325.00 Z       22

400 Free Relay

Indiana closed out the 2019 Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships in a flourish as the Hoosiers won four of the five relays at the University of Iowa. The Hoosiers won the 400 free relay at 2:48.67 as they just missed their meet record of 2:48.29 from the 2017 Championships. The team of Zach Apple (42.31), Bruno Blaskovic (42.51), Mohamed Samy (42.30) and Jack Franzman (41.55) just held off Ohio State (2:48.75) for the title. The Buckeyes and Hoosiers have become the eighth and ninth teams in Division I to swim a 2:48 this season in the 400 free relay.

The Hoosiers have now won four straight Big Ten titles in the 400 free relay.

The quickest splits outside of the winners came from Ohio State’s Ruslan Gaziev (41.45), Minnesota’s Bowen Becker (41.97), Purdue’s Nikola Acin (42.25) and Iowa’s Jack Smith (42.36).

Iowa, swimming in its home pool, finished in third at 2:51.06 as the Hawkeyes placed eighth overall as a team.

Michigan (2:51.47), Purdue (2:52.19), Wisconsin (2:53.28), Minnesota (2:53.35) and Penn State (2:54.15) also placed in the top eight.

Event 21  Men 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
==================================================================================
  Meet Record: # 2:48.29  2/25/2017 Indiana University, India
                          A Tavcar, A Khalafalla, M Samy, B Pieroni
  Pool Record: ! 2:47.06  3/28/2015 Southern Cal
                          C Quintero, S Condorelli, R Tribuntsov, D Carter
                 2:51.39  A A Standard - NCAA
                 2:52.72  B B Standard - NCAA
    School                           Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 Indiana-IN  'A'               2:49.56    2:48.67 A       64  
     1) Apple, Zachary D SR           2) r:+0.24 Blaskovic, Bruno SO  
     3) r:+0.33 Samy, Mohamed JR      4) r:+0.23 Franzman, Jack FR    
    r:+0.69  20.16        42.31 (42.31)
        1:01.80 (19.49)     1:24.82 (42.51)
        1:44.76 (19.94)     2:07.12 (42.30)
        2:26.86 (19.74)     2:48.67 (41.55)
  2 Ohio State-OH  'A'            2:52.97    2:48.75 A       56  
     1) Loy, Andrew D JR              2) r:+0.33 DeLakis, Paul SO     
     3) r:+0.14 Abeysinghe, Mathew JR 4) r:+0.13 Gaziev, Ruslan FR    
    r:+0.67  20.41        42.38 (42.38)
        1:02.56 (20.18)     1:24.83 (42.45)
        1:44.78 (19.95)     2:07.30 (42.47)
        2:26.76 (19.46)     2:48.75 (41.45)
  3 IOWA-IA  'A'                  2:57.41    2:51.06 A       54  
     1) Tarasenko, Aleksey FR         2) r:+0.31 Smith, Jack SR       
     3) r:+0.00 Scott, William JR     4) r:+0.21 Myhre, Joseph JR     
    r:+0.67  20.76        42.93 (42.93)
        1:03.04 (20.11)     1:25.29 (42.36)
        1:45.35 (20.06)     2:08.34 (43.05)
        2:28.48 (20.14)     2:51.06 (42.72)
  4 Michigan-MI  'A'              2:52.70    2:51.47 B       52  
     1) Borges, Luiz Gustavo F SO     2) r:+0.43 Smachlo, Miles JR    
     3) r:+0.22 Swanson, Charles JR   4) r:+0.12 Cope, Thomas JR      
    r:+0.72  20.35        43.07 (43.07)
        1:03.23 (20.16)     1:25.87 (42.80)
        1:45.76 (19.89)     2:08.46 (42.59)
        2:28.60 (20.14)     2:51.47 (43.01)
  5 Purdue-IN  'A'                2:54.07    2:52.19 B       50  
     1) Bjelajac, Nikola SO           2) r:+0.08 Acin, Nikola FR      
     3) r:+0.29 Lawrence, Ryan SO     4) r:+0.44 Boone, James SR      
    r:+0.70  20.58        43.68 (43.68)
        1:03.94 (20.26)     1:25.93 (42.25)
        1:46.14 (20.21)     2:09.39 (43.46)
        2:29.78 (20.39)     2:52.19 (42.80)
  6 Wisconsin-WI  'A'             2:59.15    2:53.28         48  
     1) Tysoe, Cameron JR             2) r:+0.26 Back, Griffin JR     
     3) r:+0.37 Braun, Kevin JR       4) r:+0.39 Stines, Niko JR      
    r:+0.70  21.10        44.37 (44.37)
        1:04.55 (20.18)     1:26.80 (42.43)
        1:47.09 (20.29)     2:09.80 (43.00)
        2:30.63 (20.83)     2:53.28 (43.48)
  7 Minnesota-MN  'A'             2:55.44    2:53.35         46  
     1) Becker, Bowen T SR            2) r:+0.30 Saulnier, Nicholas JR
     3) r:+0.35 Sates, Tim SO         4) r:+0.16 Van Niekerk, Kyle SO 
    r:+0.64  19.90        41.97 (41.97)
        1:02.42 (20.45)     1:25.58 (43.61)
        1:45.73 (20.15)     2:09.43 (43.85)
        2:29.80 (20.37)     2:53.35 (43.92)
  8 Penn State-MA  'A'            2:59.20    2:54.15         44  
     1) Roberson, William S SO        2) r:+0.25 Dinunzio, Matthew JR 
     3) r:+0.19 Veregin, Liam JR      4) r:+0.33 Castano, Gabriel SO  
    r:+0.66  20.82        44.08 (44.08)
        1:04.92 (20.84)     1:27.83 (43.75)
        1:48.24 (20.41)     2:11.77 (43.94)
        2:31.69 (19.92)     2:54.15 (42.38)