With one night remaining in the Big Ten Championships in West Lafayette, the IU men’s swimming and diving team eyes a best-case-scenario second place finish, but in order to do so, has its work cut out for it.
Coming into Friday’s action, the No. 7 Hoosiers held a second place tie with No. 11 Minnesota at 154 points, while No. 4 Michigan held a comfortable lead.
Once the events wrapped up Friday, Michigan ballooned its score to 588.5, increasing its lead to 231, and the Hoosiers found themselves slipping. No. 9 Ohio State holds second place, followed by Minnesota and No. 14 Purdue. At 285.5, IU is 72 points out of second.
Freshman Eric Ress continued his strong showing at Big Tens with a second place finish in the 100-back. Ress posted two career bests Thursday in the 500-free.
The Big Ten Championships wrap up Saturday with preliminaries and finals in the 200-back, 100-free, 200-breast, 200-fly, 1650-free, 400-free and platform diving. Preliminaries begin at noon, finals at 7 p.m.
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