BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
It was two swims and two school record for the Indiana men's swimming and diving team on day one of the Big Ten Championships, being held at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington.
Michigan leads the field with 80 points, while the Hoosiers and Ohio State are tied for second with 66. Rounding out the top five are Minnesota (54) and Iowa (54).
It was two school records in as many events for the Hoosiers as Eric Ress, Matthew Gerth, Steve Schmuhl and Jim Barbiere finished second in the 800 free relay with a time of 6:19.68. That is an NCAA A standard and tops the old mark of 6:21.81 set by the Hoosiers in 2011. Ress' lead-off split of 1:35.20 is the second-fastest 200 free in school history.
The four-day meet continues Thursday morning beginning at 11 a.m. ET with preliminaries in the 500 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 50 freestyle and 1-meter diving.