COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio State’s Matthias and Stefan Sigrist competed at the Swiss National Championships in Zurich, Switzerland, March 19-22. Both qualified for the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia, held July 1-12. Matthias and Stefan will be competing for their home country for the first time in their swimming careers.
Stefan, a junior, set a Switzerland record in the 800 freestyle with a time of 8:11.62, crushing the previous record by four seconds. He also participated in the 1500 freestyle and will compete in both events at the World University Games.
Matthias, a senior at Ohio State, finished in a career-best time of 2:02.45 in the 200-meter butterfly. He also set a personal-best time in the 100 butterfly, finishing in 55.11. He will compete in both events for Switzerland.