Feb. 26, 2014
Final Day of Championships Underway
Saturday features the 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly, 1,650-yard freestyle and platform diving event, while the 400-yard freestyle relay will be contested during the evening.
Michigan Extends Lead After Day Three of Championships
Michigan built its lead behind three first-place finishes during Day 3 of the 2014 Big Ten Championships. Through 14 events, the Wolverines have recorded 599 points. Indiana sits in second with 406 points, while Ohio State checks in with 354 points. Penn State is in fourth place with 265 points, while Purdue rounds out the top five with 219.5 points.
Ohio State began the evening with a first-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay, earning an NCAA automatic cut of 1:17.93. Buckeyes' Tim Phillips followed with another first-place finish, recording an NCAA automatic mark of 45.62 seconds in the 100-yard butterfly, while Penn State's Shane Ryan won the 100-yard backstroke in an NCAA automatic time of 45.13 seconds. Michigan's Kyle Whitaker met NCAA automatic standards in the 400-yard individual medley (3:38.51), while teammate Michael Wynalda set a new Big Ten record in the 200-yard freestyle (1:32.52). Wolverines' Richard Funk placed first in the 100-yard breaststroke with an NCAA automatic cut of 51.75 seconds. Indiana's Darian Schmidt concluded the evening with a first-place finish in the three-meter diving event with 451.90 points.
Action resumes Saturday with preliminaries set for 11 a.m. ET, with finals at 6:30 p.m.
Day 3 of Championships Set to Get Underway Today
Friday's slate presents the 400-yard individual medley, 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke, 100-yard backstroke and 3-meter diving event, with the 200-yard freestyle relay contested in the evening. The morning session will begin at 11 a.m. ET, while the evening session is set for 6:30 p.m.
Michigan Maintains Lead After Day Two of Championships
Michigan remains on top after posting three first-place finishes during day two of the 2014 Big Ten Men's Swimming & Diving Championships. Through seven events, the Wolverines have recorded 308 points. Indiana sits in second with 216 points, followed by Ohio State with 158 points. Penn State is fourth with 154 points, while Minnesota rounds out the top five with 141 points.
Michigan's Connor Jaeger defended his title in the 500-yard freestyle, finishing the event with an NCAA automatic mark of 4:12.52. Teammate Kyle Whitaker placed first in the 200-yard individual medley with an NCAA automatic time of 1:41.30. Minnesota's Derek Toomey won the crown in the 50-yard freestyle, securing an NCAA automatic time of 19.14 seconds. Indiana's Darian Schmidt won the one-meter diving event for the second consecutive year, recording 381.30 points. The Wolverines closed the evening with a first-place finish in the 400-yard medley relay (3:06.08).
Action continues Friday with a preliminary session set for 11 a.m. ET, followed by finals at 6:30 p.m.
Day Two of Championships Set to Begin
Thursday's schedule features the 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley, 50-yard freestyle and one-meter diving event, while the 400-yard medley relay will be contested during the evening finals. Michigan jumped out to an early lead after the first day, recording 80 points and an NCAA record-setting first-place finish.
Michigan Claims Lead After Day One of Championships
Michigan jumped out to an early lead after Wednesday's opening session of the 2014 Big Ten Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Wolverines recorded 80 points, followed by Ohio State with 64 points and Penn State with 62 points. Indiana is in fourth place with 60 points, and Wisconsin rounds out the top five in team standings with 58 points.
The Wolverines began the evening with a first-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay (1:24.38). Michigan also placed first in the 800-yard freestyle relay, setting a new NCAA and U.S. Open record with a time of 6:09.85.
Action continues on Thursday with preliminaries set for 11 a.m. ET, followed by the finals at 6:30 p.m.
Big Ten Men's Swimming & Diving Championships Begins Today
The Donald B. Canham Natatorium on the campus of the University of Michigan plays host to the 2014 Big Ten Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships, which begins Wednesday, Feb. 26 and concludes Saturday, March 1. Timed finals of the 200-yard medley relay and 800-yard freestyle relays will get underway Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. ET. Competition will then begin at 11 a.m. Thursday through Saturday with preliminary heats, while finals will be held at 6:30 p.m. each night.