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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs will host the Ohio State Invitational Saturday and Sunday at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Teams competing on the men’s side include Ohio State, Michigan, Indiana, Penn State and Purdue. Women’s teams include Ohio State, Purdue and Penn State. Admission is free for each session.

The meet will be run similar to the championship format that is used at the Big Ten Conference and NCAA championship meets. Prelims Saturday will start at 12 noon with finals set for 6 p.m. Sunday preliminary races will begin at 10 a.m. with finals scheduled for 5 p.m. There will be no diving competition.

Saturday Schedule of Events

Prelims – 12 noon

  • 500 Free
  • 100 Fly
  • 400 IM
  • Break
  • 100 Back
  • 100 Free
  • 100 Breast

Finals – 6 p.m.

  • 200 Medley Relay
  • 500 Free
  • 100 Fly
  • 400 IM
  • Break
  • 100 Back
  • 100 Free
  • 100 Breast
  • Break
  • 200 Free Relay

Sunday Schedule of Events

Prelims – 10 a.m.

  • 200 Free
  • 50 Free
  • 200 IM
  • 1650 Free
  • 200 Back
  • 200 Breast
  • 200 Fly

Finals – 5 p.m.

  • 400 Medley Relay
  • Break
  • 200 Free
  • 50 Free
  • 200 IM
  • 1650 Free
  • 200 Back
  • 200 Breast
  • 200 Fly
  • Break
  • 400 Free Relay

Live Meet Scoring  Can’t make it to the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion to see the sessions live? Visit the home page for the Ohio State men’s or women’s swimming and diving teams at OhioStateBuckeyes.com for a link to the live results.

Ranked Teams  Each of Ohio State’s teams continues to be ranked in the TYR/CSCAA dual meet poll, as they have been in every poll this season. Coach Bill Wadley’s men’s team is currently ranked 11th while coach Bill Dorenkott’s women’s team is ranked 18th.

The Big Ten Conference is well represented in each poll with all 10 men’s teams either ranked or receiving votes and eight of the women’s teams ranked or receiving votes. Here’s how Big Ten teams rank:

TYR/CSCAA Poll – Big Ten Men

  9. Michigan

11. Ohio State

13. Indiana

15. Minnesota

20. Purdue

25. Iowa

Receiving votes: Penn State, Northwestern, Michigan State and Wisconsin.

TYR/CSCAA Poll – Big Ten Women

13. Minnesota

14. Indiana

16. Michigan

17. Wisconsin

19. Ohio State

20. Purdue

Receiving votes: Penn State.

The Time of the Season  Indeed it is the time of the season, to borrow the title from the 1969 hit by the Zombies, when times are about to go low, as in season-best-fast-low. That’s because the women are just one week away from their Big Ten championship meet and the men are two weeks out. Here’s each team’s fastest times to date:

Ohio State Men’s Top Times in 2010-11…

50 free – Lincoln Fahrbach, 20.21 B

100 free – Lincoln Fahrbach, 44.71

200 free – Stephen Sakaris, 1:37.27 B

500 free – Brent Hitchcock, 4:23.62, B

1000 free – Brent Hitchcock, 9:11.63

1,650 free – Brent Hitchcock, 15:10.09 B

100 back – Andrew Elliott, 46.15 A

200 back – Andrew Elliott, 1:42.62 B

100 breast – Elliott Keefer, 54.12 B

200 breast – Elliott Keefer, 1:55.55 B

100 fly – Tim Phillips, 47.07 B

200 fly – Quincy Lee 1:45.57 B

200 IM – Justin Farra, 1:45.96 B 

400 IM – Justin Farra, 3:50.16 B

200 free relay – Fahrbach, Schnur, Holmes, Phillips, 1:20.15 B

400 free relay – Fahrbach, Holmes, Schnur, Phillips, 2:56.23 B

800 free relay – Holmes, Fahrbach, Sakaris, Phillips, 6:27.81 B

200 medley relay – Elliott, Keefer, Lee, Schnur, 1:27.35 B

400 medley relay – Elliott, Keefer, Lee, Phillips, 3:10.07 B

Ohio State Women’s Top Times in 2010-11…

50 free – Megan Detro, 22.86 B

100 free – Megan Detro, 49.22 B

200 free – Samantha Cheverton, 1:45.62 B

500 free – Samantha Cheverton, 4:39.71 B

1000 free – Samantha Cheverton, 9:59.89

1,650 free – Kelly Ann Baird, 16:34.76 B

100 back – Kelsey Moran, 55.12 B

200 back – Emily Creran, 1:58.29 B

100 breast – Catherine Eitel, 1:03.24

200 breast – Angela Severn, 2:17.40

100 fly – Shannon Draves, 54.33 B

200 fly – Shannon Draves, 1:59.36 B

200 IM – Angela Severn, 2:00.22 B

400 IM – Angela Severn, 4:14.26 B

200 free relay – Williams, Detro, Moran, Cater, 1:32.82

400 free relay – Cater, Williams, Detro, Cheverton, 3:18.68 B

800 free relay – Beck, Norris, Cheverton, Detro, 7:11.68 B

200 medley relay – Moran, Severn, Draves, Detro, 1:40.37 B

400 medley relay – Moran, Severn, Williams, Detro, 3:41.11 B

A indicates NCAA qualifying standard; B indicates NCAA provisional qualifying standard

More Provisional “B” Cuts  In addition to the NCAA times noted above, Ohio State has additional NCAA provisional times. Individuals with those standards:

  • So. Megan Detro, 200 free
  • Sr. Anita Beck, 500 free
  • Fr. Kelly Ann Baird, 500 free; 1650 free
  • Sr. Samantha Cheverton, 200 back

Additional “B” cuts on the men’s side include:

  • So. Jason Schnur, 50 free
  • So. Tim Phillips, 200 free
  • So. Luke Stirton, 500 free; 200 fly
  • Fr. Ty Perkins, 1650 free
  • Fr. Alex Miller, 1650 free
  • Jr. Markus Sievers, 200 back; 200 IM
  • Sr. Phil Seleskie, 200 back; 400 IM
  • Sr. Justin Farra, 100 breast; 200 breast
  • Sr. Quincy Lee, 100 fly
  • Jr. Lincoln Fahrbach, 100 fly
  • Sr. Bobby Jenrow, 200 fly
  • Jr. Austin Mudd, 400 IM
  • Sr. Michael Hulme, 400 IM

Recapping the Dual Meet Seasons  Coach Bill Wadley’s men’s team finished 10-1 in dual meets this season and also had a huge and impressive win over a 12-team field at the AT&T U.S. Short Course National Championships.  The team has dual meet wins over Kenyon, Cleveland State, Denison, Miami, Tennessee, Wright State, Michigan State, Northwestern, Penn State and Eastern Michigan. The team’s only loss was two weeks ago at Michigan in a quad meet. The Buckeyes also have a runner-up finish at the seven-team Purdue Invitational.

Coach Bill Dorenkott’s women’s team established a school record for dual meet wins in a season as it posted an 11-1 record. Included was the 250t win in school history, covering 45 years. The Buckeyes defeated Kenyon, Cleveland State, Denison, Ohio, Wright State, Toledo, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Iowa and Denver with their only defeat at Michigan. The team was also third out of eight teams at the Purdue Invite and fifth out of 15 teams at the U.S. Short Course National Championships.

Championships Season  The women’s Big Ten championships are next week – Feb. 16-19 – at theCounsilman-Billingsley Center on the campus of Indiana University. The men’s Big Ten championships are the following week – Feb. 23-26 – at the University of Minnesota’s University Aquatics Center. The women’s NCAA championships are set for March 17-19 at the University of Texas’ Jamail Texas Swim Center. The men’s NCAAs are March 24-26 at the University of Minnesota.

Captains  Senior Ben Savonen and two juniors – Andrew Elliott and Lincoln Fahrbach – are captains of the defending Big Ten champion Buckeyes. Selected by a team vote, the three chosen exemplify the dedication, perseverance and overall spirit of the collective group.

Five Team Captains  The Buckeye women’s team is captained in the pool by five swimmers: seniors Anita Beck and Samantha Cheverton; junior Lisa Narum; and sophomores Emily Creran and Megan Detro.

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