Indiana Sends 11 to Wednesday Night Finals Five Hoosiers to Swim for Gold

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The No. 8-ranked men’s swimming team will be well represented in the finals with 11 second swims at the 2021 Big Ten Championships at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio.

 

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

200 IM – Van Mathias (third); Jacob Steele (fourth)

50 Freestyle – Jack Franzman (seventh)

500 Freestyle – Mikey Calvillo (fifth); Michael Brinegar (eighth)

 

CONSOLATION FINAL

200 IM – None.

50 Freestyle – Gabriel Fantoni (14th)

500 Freestyle – None.

 

C FINAL

200 IM – Tristan DeWitt (17th); Spencer Lehman (18th); Thomas Vanderbrook (20th); Zane Backes (22nd)

50 Freestyle – Brandon Hamblin (23rd)

500 Freestyle – None.

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 Hoosiers will bring back 11 swimmers for a second swim in the evening finals, trailing only Michigan (13) amongst Big Ten teams. Ohio State will have 10 swimming in the finals tonight.
  • In total, nine Hoosiers established career-best times during the preliminary rounds on Wednesday morning. The top two Hoosier finishers from each of the three contested events established NCAA B Cut marks in the prelims.

 

PRELIMINARY RESULTS

200 IM

Van Mathias – 1:43.94 (Championship Final, NCAA B Cut)

Jacob Steele – 1:43.95 (Championship Final, NCAA B Cut, Career Best)

Tristan DeWitt – 1:46.93 (C Final, Career Best)

Spencer Lehman – 1:47.03 (C Final, Career Best)

Thomas Vanderbrook – 1:47.07 (C Final)

Zane Backes – 1:48.03 (C Final, Career Best)

  1. Jassen Yep – 1:49.75 (Career Best)
  2. Brock Brown – 1:50.81 (Career Best)

 

50 FREESTYLE

Jack Franzman – 19.47 (Championships Final, NCAA B Cut)

Gabriel Fantoni – 19.76 (Consolation Final, NCAA B Cut, Career Best)

Brandon Hamblin – 20.05 (C Final)

  1. Griffin Eiber – 20.07
  2. Gavin Wight – 20.15 (Career Best)
  3. Jacob Destrampe – 20.19 (Career Best)

 

500 FREESTYLE

Mikey Calvillo – 4:19.44 (Championship Final, NCAA B Cut)

Michael Brinegar – 4:20.10 (Championship Final, NCAA B Cut)

  1. Corey Gambardella – 4:25.89
  2. Ben McDade – 4:29.13

 

 

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