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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State swimming and diving program will face a pair of in-state foes this week as the women’s team hits the road to meet Akron on Thursday and both squads host Denison on Friday. Thursday’s meet starts at 3:30 p.m. from the Oliver J. Ocasek Natatorium and Friday’s home meet kicks off at 5 p.m. from McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
Admission to all Ohio State home swim and dive events is free. Both meets this week will also be streamed. The women’s Akron meet can be streamed on Akron’s athletics website. Friday’s meet can be streamed on B1G+ (subscription required).
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Men’s Team Notes
- The Buckeyes started the year with dual wins over No. 25 Penn State and No. 12 Virginia Tech.
- Leading the way for the Buckeyes in the season opener was Hunter Armstrong, who earned victories in the 100 Free and 200 and 400 Free Relay. He raced an NCAA B standard time of 43.28 to take the win in the 100 Free.
- Alex Quach earned the men’s Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor following his collegiate debut in the Buckeyes’ first meet of the year. Quach picked up two wins and four runner-up finishes in the meet. His first NCAA wins came in the 200 and 400 Free Relay. The Sydney, Australia native finished second in both the 100 Fly (46.29) and 200 Fly (1:45.25) and earned NCAA B standard times.
- Also racing NCAA B Standard cuts were Ruslan Gaziev and Charlie Clark. Gaziev recorded times of 43.52 and 1:35.83 in the 100 and 200 Free, respectively. Clark raced a time of 4:21.06 in the 500 Free on his way to a second-place finish.
- The diving crew was led by Jacob Fielding on the 3-meter board and Lyle Yost on the 1-meter board. Both took third with Fielding recording a final score of 376.85 and Yost earning a final score of 346.80.
Women’s Team Notes
- Ohio State is undefeated through two duals this season, securing wins over No. 18 Virginia Tech and No. 11 Indiana in the team’s first outing of the year. The women earned a 225.00-163.00 victory over the Hoosiers and a 225.00-128.00 win over the Hokies.
- Amy Fulmer was named the women’s Big Ten Swimmer of the Week following a five-win performance in the season opener. Individually, she raced NCAA B cuts in the 100 Free (49.19) and 200 Free (1:46.57) against Indiana and Virginia Tech. The junior was also a member of the 200 Free Relay and 200 and 400 Medley Relays that earned wins at the meet.
- Josie Panitz raced an NCAA B Standard time of 1:00.24 in the 100 Breast while Katie Trace also finished with an NCAA B cut with a 4:13.67 in the 400 IM.
- Mackenzie Crawford led the Buckeye divers in the season opener, earning the highest finishes for the team in both the 1- and 3-meter dives. She recorded a final score of 271.20 in the 1-meter and a score of 262.15 in the 3-meter.
Buckeyes Named to CSCAA Centennial Athlete List
Ten Buckeye alumni were named to the College Swimming & Diving Association of America (CSCAA) 100 Greatest Swimmers & Divers list. The selections were made as a part of the CSCAA’s 100th year celebration. Those recognized include
Scouting the Opponents
Like the Buckeyes, Akron’s women’s swimming team is undefeated in two duals on the year. The team has faced opponents in Miami (Ohio), Eastern Michigan, Denison and Youngstown State. The Denison men earned the No. 1 ranking in the CSCAA Division III Preseason Swimming and Diving Poll and won the Akron Zips Classic Meet and a dual against Xavier. The Big Red women are rated No. 3 in the CSCAA poll and finished second at the Akron Zips Classic ahead if Xavier and Youngstown State.