Michigan, Ohio State Tied in First Place After Day Two

Feb. 25, 2010

Michigan and Ohio State sit in a tie atop the team standings with 274.5 points apiece after Day Two at the 2010 Big Ten Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, at Ohio State's McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Minnesota  finished the day in third place with 179 team tallies, followed by Purdue (134) and Indiana (119) rounding out the top five. 

Michigan's Tyler Clary re-set a Big Ten Championships record in the 200 individual medley, touching the wall in 1:42.68, to better his own record set in the prelims early in the afternoon. The Wolverines later returned to the winner's podium after claiming their third Big Ten relay title in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:07.97.

Championships host Ohio State picked up its first individual title as Buckeye senior George Markovic set a McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion Record of 4:15.35 in the 500 freestyle. The Sydney, Australia, native betterd his time from last year's event by a full two seconds to improve upon his third-place finish in 2009.

Minnesota's Michael Richards captured top honors in the 50-yard freestyle, turning in a time of 19.53 to best the field. 
In the diving well, Purdue sophomore David Colturi set a McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion record of 442.00 points in the one-meter competition to defend his title in the event from last year's meet. Fellow Boilermaker David Boudia took second with a mark of 407.20 in the lower springboard competition. 

I'm just ecstatic and proud of myself and my team," Colturi said after his win. "That was the most fun I've ever had."

The Big Ten Championships will continue Friday afternoon, with preliminaries beginning at Noon ET and finals at 7 p.m. ET. Friday's slate includes finals in the 400-yard individual medley, 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke three-meter diving and 200-yard freestyle relay.

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Team Standings After Day Two
T1 Michigan, 274.5
T1 Ohio State, 274.5
3  Minnesota, 179
4  Purdue, 134
5  Indiana, 119
6  Penn State, 90
T7 Northwestern, 87 
T7 Iowa, 87
9  Michigan State, 84
10 Wisconsin, 81 
500-yard Freestyle
1. George Markovic, Ohio State (4:17.12)

200 -yard Individual Medley
1. Tyler Clary, Michigan (1:42.68)

50-yard Freestyle
1. Micahel Richards, Minnesota (19.53)

400-yard Medley Relay 
1. Michigan (3:07.97)

One-Meter Diving
1. David Colturi (442.00)