COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio State’s Sean Moore claimed the top spot on the platform Saturday at the 2008 NCAA men’s swimming and diving championships held at Federal Way, Wash. The nationally-ranked Buckeyes finish in 16th place with a score of 63 points.
“It is really unbelievable,” Moore said. “I can’t even describe what if feels like. I just found my own happy place and stayed there for the whole meet.”
Moore entered the final round on the platform after finishing sixth in the preliminary round with 382.55 points. The freshman from Englewood, Colo. captured his first NCAA title with a NCAA record-breaking score of 478.20.
“I didn’t even know that I broke the record,” Moore said. “I just got up there and sank some putts.”
Also earning All-America honors on the platform was junior Wes Wieser. The Chesterfield, Mo. native finished in seventh place with a score of 398.35.
Swimmers representing the Buckeyes in the preliminary rounds were senior Matt Voelker and sophomore Sam Pelkey. Voelker swam 100-yard freestyle in a time of 43.79, while Pelkey finished the 200 breaststroke in 1:58.00.
The 400 freestyle relay team also swam in the preliminaries. The squad of Voelker, junior Jacob Busch, sophomore Andrew Olson and junior Felipe Travesso touched the wall in 2:58.35.
Men’s Swimming and Diving
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Federal Way, Wash.
Ohio State: Platform 1. Moore 478.20.