Aug. 8, 2005
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Four Ohio State men’s swimmers recorded Olympic time trial cuts at the 2005 Summer Nationals in Irvine, Cal. Members of the Ohio State squad also set an Ohio State long course record in the 400-meter medley relay.
Joe Doyle (Jr., Centerburg, Ohio/Centerburg) set two time trial cuts while competing. In the 50-meter freestyle he clocked a time of 23.43 and in the 100-meter butterfly he clocked in at 54.90. Matt Voelker (So., Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) joined Doyle in the 50-meter freestyle and recorded his Olympic trial cut at 23.32. R.J. Lemyre (Jr., Upper Arlington/Upper Arlington) hit the wall in 57.73 in the 100-meter backstroke event, while Nate King (Jr., Youngstown, Ohio/Warren Harding) recorded a time of 2:06.98 in the 200-meter individual medley.
A team of current and former Buckeyes formed a 400-meter medley relay team that recorded an Ohio State long course record of 3:48.25. The team was comprised of Lemyre, former graduate Rob Kauscher, Doyle and Voelker and placed seventh overall.
“One of the team’s goals is continued development at the highest level,” head coach Bill Wadley said. “Everyone’s goal is to make the Olympic trials, but for all of our guys to qualify this far in advance is great for them and for our team. It really jump starts what we have coming up – moving into the new facility, the new season – and gets everyone excited about our program.”