2020 Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships Day 2 Heats Live: Michigan Dominates Morning With Four Up in 500 & 200 IM

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Patrick Callan is one of four Michigan guys in the 500 A-Final. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships

Bloomington, Indiana 2020

The 2020 Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships continue from Bloomington, Indiana on the campus of Indiana University with the heats of the 500 free, 200 IM and 50 freestyle.

Michigan had the best morning four swimmers in the A-Final of the 500 free and 200 IM, and two more in the 50 free. Host Indiana, and the three-time defending champs, advanced five swimmers in the A-Finals but should be boosted by the heats of 1m diving.

The full ups-mids-downs report is below. The teams are in order of the scores from last night.

Details

Men - Ups-Mids-Downs - Through Event 5                       

  1. Michigan, University of          10, 4, 0   
  2. Indiana University                5, 3, 3
  3. Ohio State University             3, 2, 4   
  4. Wisconsin, University of, Madi    1, 3, 5
  5. Pennsylvania State University     3, 1, 1   
  6. Purdue University                 1, 5, 2
  6. Iowa, University of               0, 2, 5   
  8. University of Minnesota           1, 1, 1
  9. Northwestern University           0, 1, 2  
 10. Michigan State University         0, 2, 1

500 Freestyle

What’s a Big Ten men’s swimming and diving championships without four Michigan guys in the 500 free A-Final? The Wolverines will have half the field in tonight’s A-Final led by the top three seeds in senior Felix Auböck (4:14.65), sophomore Patrick Callan (4:14.70) and junior Ricardo Vargas (4:14.70).

Aubock is looking for his fourth straight Big Ten title in this event and could chase his meet record of 4:09.29 he set in 2018. The Wolverines will also have William Roberts (4:19.97) in the A-Final as they will pack on the points in this event.

Penn State’s Michael Daly (4:18.24), Wisconsin’s Cameron Tysoe (4:18.67), Indiana’s Mikey Calvillo (4:19.90) and Minnesota’s Cameron Kelley (4:19.97) will also swim in the A-Final.

 Event 3  Men 500 Yard Freestyle
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     B1G Meet: # 4:09.29  2/22/2018 Felix O Auboeck, Michigan
  Pool Record: ! 4:13.02  2006      Peter Vanderkaay, Michigan
                 4:11.82  A NCAA Qualifying
                 4:23.34  B NCAA Provisional
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Auboeck, Felix   SR Michigan-MI       4:14.00    4:14.65 qB     
    r:+0.71  23.56        49.10 (25.54)
        1:14.55 (25.45)     1:40.06 (25.51)
        2:05.74 (25.68)     2:31.36 (25.62)
        2:57.16 (25.80)     3:23.00 (25.84)
        3:49.10 (26.10)     4:14.65 (25.55)
  2 Callan, Kevin P  SO Michigan-MI       4:12.29    4:14.70 qB     
    r:+0.69  23.22        48.93 (25.71)
        1:14.76 (25.83)     1:40.82 (26.06)
        2:07.03 (26.21)     2:32.97 (25.94)
        2:58.99 (26.02)     3:24.80 (25.81)
        3:50.21 (25.41)     4:14.70 (24.49)
  2 Vargas Jacobo,   JR Michigan-MI       4:16.24    4:14.70 qB     
    r:+0.65  23.55        49.27 (25.72)
        1:15.13 (25.86)     1:41.11 (25.98)
        2:06.99 (25.88)     2:32.74 (25.75)
        2:58.54 (25.80)     3:24.15 (25.61)
        3:49.81 (25.66)     4:14.70 (24.89)
  4 Daly, Michael C  SO Penn St-MA        4:20.10    4:18.24 qB     
    r:+0.81  23.36        48.99 (25.63)
        1:14.92 (25.93)     1:41.18 (26.26)
        2:07.68 (26.50)     2:33.77 (26.09)
        3:00.01 (26.24)     3:26.31 (26.30)
        3:52.64 (26.33)     4:18.24 (25.60)
  5 Tysoe, Cameron   SR Wisconsin-WI      4:20.02    4:18.67 qB     
    r:+0.69  23.90        49.78 (25.88)
        1:15.71 (25.93)     1:41.85 (26.14)
        2:08.09 (26.24)     2:34.14 (26.05)
        3:00.24 (26.10)     3:26.52 (26.28)
        3:53.05 (26.53)     4:18.67 (25.62)
  6 Calvillo, Micha  SO Indiana-IN        4:15.94    4:19.90 qB     
    r:+0.69  23.82        49.72 (25.90)
        1:16.07 (26.35)     1:42.78 (26.71)
        2:09.43 (26.65)     2:35.90 (26.47)
        3:02.19 (26.29)     3:28.36 (26.17)
        3:54.62 (26.26)     4:19.90 (25.28)
  7 Kelley, Cameron  JR Minnesota-MN      4:24.21    4:19.97 qB     
    r:+0.65  23.93        49.87 (25.94)
        1:16.19 (26.32)     1:42.36 (26.17)
        2:08.49 (26.13)     2:34.81 (26.32)
        3:01.06 (26.25)     3:27.41 (26.35)
        3:53.76 (26.35)     4:19.97 (26.21)
  7 Roberts, Willia  JR Michigan-MI       4:16.50    4:19.97 qB     
    r:+0.70  24.00        49.73 (25.73)
        1:15.79 (26.06)     1:42.12 (26.33)
        2:08.24 (26.12)     2:34.29 (26.05)
        3:00.71 (26.42)     3:27.21 (26.50)
        3:53.69 (26.48)     4:19.97 (26.28)

200 IM

The Michigan Wolverines continued their insane morning on Thursday at Big Tens as they got four up in the 200 IM and will have half the A-Final. Jeremy Babinet (1:43.19) led the Wolverines qualifiers in second place as he will be joined by seniors Tommy Cope (1:43.47), Charlie Swanson (1:43.71) and Jacob Montague (1:44.12).

But Michigan is not the top seed as that distinction belongs to Ohio State’s Paul DeLakis (1:42.72). He will be joined in the final by fellow Buckeye Andrew Loy (1:44.12) who had a big swim out of the non-seeded heats.

Indiana will also have two in the final with Van Mathias (1:43.66) and Mohamed Samy (1:43.71).

 Event 4  Men 200 Yard IM
==================================================================
     B1G Meet: # 1:41.05  2/28/2019 Vinicius M Lanza, Indiana
  Pool Record: ! 1:41.85  2013      Cody Miller, Indiana
                 1:41.34  A NCAA Qualifying
                 1:46.77  B NCAA Provisional
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Delakis, Paul J  JR Ohio St-OH        1:45.65    1:42.72 qB     
    r:+0.70  22.82        48.83 (26.01)
        1:18.36 (29.53)     1:42.72 (24.36)
  2 Babinet, Jeremy  SR Michigan-MI       1:45.29    1:43.19 qB     
    r:+0.68  23.02        49.62 (26.60)
        1:18.29 (28.67)     1:43.19 (24.90)
  3 Cope, Thomas E   SR Michigan-MI       1:43.26    1:43.47 qB     
    r:+0.63  22.64        48.21 (25.57)
        1:17.67 (29.46)     1:43.47 (25.80)
  4 Mathias, Van L   SO Indiana-IN        1:46.52    1:43.66 qB     
    r:+0.74  22.45        48.54 (26.09)
        1:18.11 (29.57)     1:43.66 (25.55)
  5 Swanson, Charle  SR Michigan-MI       1:45.30    1:43.71 qB     
    r:+0.67  22.43        48.88 (26.45)
        1:18.60 (29.72)     1:43.71 (25.11)
  5 Hassan, Mohamed  SR Indiana-IN        1:44.00    1:43.71 qB     
    r:+0.76  22.48        48.97 (26.49)
        1:19.22 (30.25)     1:43.71 (24.49)
  7 Loy, Andrew D    SR Ohio St-OH        1:48.85    1:44.12 qB     
    r:+0.65  22.16        47.75 (25.59)
        1:18.46 (30.71)     1:44.12 (25.66)
  7 Montague, Jacob  SR Michigan-MI       1:46.98    1:44.12 qB     
    r:+0.51  22.37        49.66 (27.29)
        1:19.01 (29.35)     1:44.12 (25.11)

50 Freestyle

Indiana’s Bruno Blaskovic set the pool record in the 50 free heats in his home facility as he was the only one to break 19 seconds in the heats at the Big Ten men’s swimming and diving championships. Blaskovic (18.96) will be joined in the final by fellow Hoosier in sophomore Jack Franzman (19.30) as the Hoosiers advanced five total swimmers to the A-Finals tonight.

Michigan’s Gus Borges (19.09) is the second seed as Michigan had a great morning, also advancing freshman River Wright (19.58) to the A-Final.

Penn State’s Gabriel Castano (19.15), Ohio State’s Semuede Andreis (19.28), Penn State’s William Roberson (19.50) and Purdue’s Nikola Acin (19.52) also advanced to the championship final.

 Event 5  Men 50 Yard Freestyle
==================================================================
     B1G Meet: # 18.69  2/22/2018 Bowden Becker, Minnesota
  Pool Record: ! 18.96  2/27/2020 Bruno Blaskovic, Indiana
                 18.96  A NCAA Qualifying
                 19.96  B NCAA Provisional
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Blaskovic, Brun  JR Indiana-IN          19.61      18.96!qA     
     r:+0.61  9.18         18.96 (9.78)
  2 Borges, Luiz Gu  JR Michigan-MI         19.31      19.09 qB     
     r:+0.63  9.18         19.09 (9.91)
  3 Castano, Gabrie  JR Penn St-MA          19.56      19.15 qB     
     r:+0.60  9.34         19.15 (9.81)
  4 Andreis, Semued  SO Ohio St-OH          19.99      19.28 qB     
     r:+0.68  9.32         19.28 (9.96)
  5 Franzman, Jack   SO Indiana-IN          19.79      19.30 qB     
     r:+0.62  9.39         19.30 (9.91)
  6 Roberson, Willi  JR Penn St-MA          19.42      19.50 qB     
     r:+0.69  9.43        19.50 (10.07)
  7 Acin, Nikola     SO Purdue-IN           20.21      19.52 qB     
     r:+0.65  9.48        19.52 (10.04)
  8 Wright, River S  FR Michigan-MI         19.84      19.58 qB     
     r:+0.63  9.56        19.58 (10.02)

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