2021 CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE BIG TEN MEN
TEAM SCORES (UP TO DAY FOUR)
- Indiana – 1,036.5
- Michigan – 1010
- Ohio State – 1000
- Purdue – 615.5
- Wisconsin – 571
- Northwest – 554
- Penn State – 496.5
- Iowa – 444.5
- Minnesota – 396
- Michigan State – 149
The team race continued to rotate tonight, with the top three teams, and then the teams vying for fourth place, swapping leaders back and forth. Indiana has a slight lead over Michigan and Ohio State heading into the final day of competition, while Purdue is ahead of Wisconsin and Northwestern.
A great story of the night came on the 200 fly, where the race was not competitive, but time ran out for the winner Brendan burns was. At 1: 39.22, Burns beat Vini Lanza’s school record and Big Ten’s record, a better by more than a second for Burns and his first time under 1:40.
Burns is now No. 9 all-time, just .01 ahead of Texas A & M’s Shaine Casas.
The other big story tonight, one we’ve only noticed in relays so far in the match, is the depth of the Big Ten in breaststroke. In the final, while some swimmers added time, all eight finished under 52 seconds. Counting this morning’s preliminaries, nine Big Ten swimmers have dropped below the 52-second barrier this season, accounting for nearly half of the country’s U-52 swimmers.
Max McHugh leads the nation with his time in the preliminaries of 50.19, while Michigan Will chan he dropped his first 50-point swim, and Michigan’s first as a program, with a 50.95 for silver. McHugh and Chan are now 1-2 in the country, while Indiana Zane Backes is fourth (51.04) and the state of Ohio Jason mathews is sixth (51.30).
Indiana won the 200 free relay, and Purdue made its presence known with great effort for second place there. Six men broke 19 in flight sorties, while OSU Hunter armstrong had the fastest first stage (19,17).
200 FREE RELAY SPLITS
Denoted outbound leg *
|State of ohio||Sem Andreis||18.65|
|Penn State||Jake houck||18.82|
|Penn State||Will roberson||18.96|
|State of ohio||Hunter armstrong||19.17 * start *|
|Wisconsin||Andrew Benson||19.25 * start *|
|Michigan||Cam Peel||19.30 * start *|
|State of ohio||Colin McDermott||19.37|
|State of ohio||Justin fleagle||19.38|
|Purdue||Nikola Acin||19.38 * start *|
|Indiana||Tomer frankel||19.42 * start *|
|Penn State||Gabe brown||19.52 * start *|
|Iowa||Aleksey tarasenko||19.66 * start *|
|Michigan state||Bradley Sanford||19.68|
|Michigan state||Kevin Mills||19.71|
|Michigan state||Evan Stanislaw||19.76|
|Penn State||Zane sutton||19.77|
|Minnesota||Lucas Farrar||19.80 * start *|
|Northwest||Ezra Mizgala||20.00 * start *|
|Michigan state||Aidan farley||20.06 * start *|