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Benson Hits Extra PRs, Houseman Splits 51.2 BR as Badgers Beat NU



  • February 6, 2021
  • Madison, WI
  • Outcomes – Meet Cell
  • Scores
    • Wisconsin 156.5, Northwestern 143.5
  • Notable absences
    • Northwestern: Federico Burdisso (has not raced this season), Ryan Gridley (has not raced this season), Collin Schuster
    • Wisconsin: Matt Novinski (has not raced this season), Eli Fouts, Graham Miotke (has not raced this season), Frank Niziolek (has not raced this season)

The Wisconsin males appear to be they’ve assembled their greatest group shortly as they picked up the win right now in opposition to Northwestern.

Wisconsin’s freshmen have been very spectacular this season, and right now was no exception: Andrew Benson put down a number of assertion swims, together with sweeps of the dash free occasions. He was 19.77 within the 50 free, a lifetime greatest by .08, and adopted up with a 43.23 lifetime greatest within the 100 free (by .20). On relays, Benson was big– although Wisconsin touched second within the 400 medley relay, he was 52.05 on the breast leg, which is way sooner than his flat-start better of 53.61 from December 2019.

Within the 200 free relay, Benson led off in one other greatest, blasting a 19.55 as Wisconsin put down a successful time of 1:19.53. With two twin meets carried out, Benson has gone a lifetime greatest in each flat-start race he’s swum this season. Jacob Newmark, one other of Wisconsin’s star freshmen, contributed an enormous win within the 200 free with a 1:36.11, simply .40 off of his season and lifelong greatest.

Auburn switch Josh Dannhauser was one other double-winner for Wisconsin, clocking a 9:00.38 within the 1000 free and a 4:23.70 within the 500 free.

Additionally incomes victories for the Badgers had been sophomore Wes Jekel within the 200 IM (1:46.57), in a good end forward of Northwestern’s Emils Jurcik (1:46.95) and Wisconsin’s Caleb Aman (1:46.97), and junior Erik Gessner within the 100 fly (47.09). Gessner simply out-touched Jekel and NU’s Alessandro Burdisso (47.64), who tied for second. Gessner was additionally 46.12 fly on Wisconsin’s 400 medley, which obtained a 47.22 lead-off from Jekel and a 43.84 anchor from Newmark.

Northwestern had a number of massive swims right now, together with the opening 400 medley relay win. Taking the victory by a hair over Wisconsin, 3:09.07 to three:09.23, they had been buoyed by their entrance half. Junior Manu Bacarizo dropped a 46.74 on the again leg, and sophomore Kevin Houseman delivered a serious 51.26 breast leg. Connor LaMastra (47.29) was the fly leg, and sophomore Aleksa Bobar anchored (43.78).

Bacarizo and Houseman had been the 2 rocks for NU right now. Bacarizo swept the backstrokes, going 47.08 within the 100 after which 1:41.82 within the 200, taking .02 off of his previous season greatest and shifting to T-11th nationally. Houseman, in the meantime, swept the breaststrokes with a 53.89 within the 100 and 1:57.06 within the 200.

LaMastra, a senior and Dartmouth switch, was the opposite winner for the Wildcats. He led a 1-2 within the 200 fly with sophomore Ben Miller, as they went 1:44.35 and 1:45.17, respectively. Each swims had been season-bests.

On the diving boards, Tazman Abramowicz swept for Wisconsin.