The No. 8-ranked men’s swimming team is poised for a big third night of finals after securing 14 second swims in the preliminary heats at the 2021 Big Ten Championships at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
100 Butterfly – Tomer Frankel (first); Brendan Burns (third); Van Mathias (sixth); Corey Gambardella (seventh)
400 IM – Spencer Lehman (fifth)
200 Freestyle – Tomer Frankel (second)
100 Butterfly – None.
400 IM – Mikey Calvillo (ninth); Maxwell Reich (16th)
200 Freestyle – None.
100 Butterfly – None.
400 IM – Ben McDade (18th); Michael Brinegar (22nd)
200 Freestyle – Jack Franzman (17th); Jacob Destrampe (18th); Thomas Vanderbrook (20th); Griffin Eiber (21st)
- Ohio State – 628 pts.
- INDIANA – 574.5 pts.
- Michigan – 526 pts.
- Purdue – 414.5 pts.
- Wisconsin – 345 pts.
- Northwestern – 296 pts.
- Penn State – 267 pts.
- Minnesota – 259 pts.
- Iowa – 250 pts.
- Michigan State – 102 pts.
- Frankel threw down a career-best mark of 45.08 in the prelims of the 100 Butterfly, which makes him the second-fastest performer in the history of the event at Indiana. The time is the eighth-quickest time ever recorded by a Hoosier.
- Indiana will have half the field in the Championship Final of the 100 Butterfly as four Hoosiers claimed a spot in the top-8 of the prelims.
- IU trails Michigan (15) for the most swimmers coming back for the evening finals with 14. The Wolverines will send eight to the Championship Finals, three to the Consolation and four to the C Finals. The Hoosiers will have six swimming for gold, two in B Finals and six in C Finals.
- The Hoosiers sent 17 swimmers to the pool for the preliminary heats. Fourteen of them will be returning for the evening finals.
Tomer Frankel – 45.08 (Championship Final, NCAA B Cut, Career Best)
Brendan Burns – 45.71 (Championship Final, NCAA B Cut)
Van Mathias – 46.55 (Championship Final, NCAA B Cut)
Corey Gambardella – 46.65 (Championship Final, NCAA B Cut, Career Best)
- Gary Kostbade – 48.18 (Career Best)
- Tristan DeWitt – 48.28 (Career Best)
Spencer Lehman – 3:45.95 (Championship Final, NCAA B Cut)
Mikey Calvillo – 3:47.68 (Consolation Final, NCAA B Cut)
Maxwell Reich – 3:50.83 (Consolation Final, NCAA B Cut, Career Best)
Ben McDade – 3:51.39 (C Final, NCAA B Cut)
Michael Brinegar – 3:53.54 (C Final, Career Best)
Tomer Frankel – 1:33.76 (Championship Final, NCAA B Cut)
Jack Franzman – 1:36.41 (C Final)
Jacob Destrampe – 1:36.52 (C Final, Career Best)
Thomas Vanderbrook – 1:36.66 (C Final)
Griffin Eiber – 1:36.90 (C Final)
- Brandon Hamblin – 1:37.95 (Career Best)
The 2021 Big Ten Championships will continue on Thursday evening with the third night of finals beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET. Three events will be contested, including the 100 Butterfly, 400 IM, and 200 Freestyle.