Heading into the final day of the Big Ten Championships on Saturday Feb 27 at Purdue University Bahamian Dustin Tynes had never broken 2 minutes for the 200 yard breaststroke. In fact his personal best stood at 2:00.81 from his school Invitational in November. He also had not met the NCAA Division B standard of 1:59.79.
After the morning heats the Buckeyes sophomore had bettered both his personal record and the NCAA standard . He dropped more than 3 seconds to record a time of 1:57.46.That time earned him a second swim in the evening in the B final. He would finish marginally off his preliminary time to place 3rd in a time of 1:57.50. Tynes finished the meet with best times and NCAA B standard cuts in the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke events.
His Ohio State team finished third with 1294.5 points. The University of Michigan were the male champions with 1475.5 points while Indiana University was second with 1306 points