BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Defending champion Minnesota held onto its lead in the Big Ten Men's Swimming and Diving championships on Friday as it boosted its total to 487 points on the tournament's second day.
Michigan was second with 415 points after sophomore Daniel Ketchum moved the Wolverines' relay team to victory in the 800-yard freestyle relay.
Penn State remained in the third-place spot with 290 points, and Wisconsin (253.5) and host Indiana (241) rounded out the top five heading into Saturday's final day.
Minnesota started the night strong, setting both Big Ten and pool records in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:26.23.
The Golden Gophers and Wolverines then dominated the 400-yard individual medley, with Michigan's Timothy Siciliano setting a pool record in 3:46.3.
Minnesota's Ryan Plummer finished second, and the Golden Gophers also got a fourth-place finish from Justin Mortimer.
Michigan swimmers placed third, fifth and seventh. Ketchum continued his domination of the freestyle events for Michigan, setting Big Ten and pool records in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:34.19 at the Counsilman/Billingsley Aquatic Center pool.
Ohio State's Heath Knowling won the diving event, matching his first-place finish in the 1-meter diving Thursday. Ketchum then closed the gap even further in the final relay.
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