Hoosiers in Second at B1G Championships

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No. 8 Hoosiers in Second at B1G Championships Indiana Turns in Two NCAA A Cut Times

 COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 8-ranked men’s swimming team sits in second place after the opening night of action at the 2021 Big Ten Championships at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio. The team scores include both relays from the first night as well as the three diving events contested at Purdue over the weekend.

200 MEDLEY RELAY

The men’s 200 Medley Relay team consisting of sophomore Brendan Burns, junior Zane Backes, freshman Tomer Frankel, and junior Jack Franzman won the second heat of the timed final with an NCAA A Cut mark of 1:23.35. The time earned the Hoosiers a bronze medal.

800 FREESTYLE RELAY

The 800 Freestyle Relay squad of Frankel, Burns, sophomore Jacob Destrampe, and junior Van Mathias registered Indiana’s second NCAA A Cut time of the session with a mark of 6:16.12. The Hoosiers finished in the bronze position. Frankel led off the event with a 200 split of 1:33.17, a career-best time.

TEAM SCORES

  1. Ohio State – 433 pts.
  2. INDIANA – 319 pts.
  3. Purdue – 258 pts.
  4. Michigan – 223 pts.
  5. Northwestern – 187 pts.
  6. Wisconsin – 168 pts.
  7. Minnesota – 162 pts.
  8. Penn State – 129 pts.
  9. Iowa – 114 pts.
  10. Michigan State – 68 pts.

NOTABLES

  • The 200 Medley Relay time of 1:23.35 marked the first NCAA A Cut mark posted by the Hoosier swim team this season. The time also ranks third on the all-time IU list.
  • The time also currently ranks as the eighth-fastest time nationally.
  • The 800 Freestyle Relay time, also an NCAA A Standard, is the seventh-fastest time recorded in the event in program history.
  • The team’s time is the 12th-best time currently in the NCAA.
  • Frankel’s opening 200-yard split makes him the fourth-best performer in the history of the event at Indiana. He trails only Blake Pieroni, Zach Apple and Mohamed Samy on the performer list.

FINAL RESULTS

200 MEDLEY RELAY

  1. Brendan Burns, Zane Backes, Tomer Frankel, Jack Franzman – 1:23.35 (NCAA A Cut)

800 FREESTYLE RELAY

  1. Tomer Frankel, Brendan Burns, Jacob Destrampe, Van Mathias – 6:16.12 (NCAA A Cut)

UP NEXT

The 2021 Big Ten Championships will continue on Wednesday afternoon with the first full day of action beginning at 11 a.m. ET. Three preliminary events will be contested, including the 200 IM, 50 Freestyle and 500 Freestyle.

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