Big Ten Championships: Prelims Recap/Finals Preview Day Three

Iowa is in better shape going into the day three finals than it was in day two, where it had just two swimmers in scoring heats.

The Hawkeyes send senior Grant Betulius, who has not looked his sharpest at these championships, to the 100 backstroke A final, junior Roman Trussov to the 100 breaststroke A final, and freshman Jerzy Twarowski to the A final of the 100 butterfly, which should help stop the Hawkeye freefall.

Look for Michigan to continue to build on its lead, with the fastest seed time in two of the five individual events.

While that doesn’t look as good as last night for the Wolverines, they are still, by far, the deepest team in the conference and should continue their run at a 39th Big Ten title.

We’ll get to see the 100 backstroke battle tonight as well, with the two Penn State swimmers Shane Ryan and Nate Savoy, followed by Matt McHugh of Ohio State, Betulius, Steve Zimmerman of Ohio State, Aaron Whitaker of Michigan, Drew Teduits of Wisconsin, and Tristan Sanders of Michigan.

If you follow swimming, you know how stacked that field is. If you don’t follow swimming, that field is stacked with talent.

We’ll have more for you after tonight’s session, but until then, you can follow along with me on Twitter.


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