Aug. 9, 2011

A recap of an outstanding week at the 2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships held at Stanford’s Avery Aquatic Center in Palo Alto, Calif.:

The Buckeyes finished eighth overall in the men’s standings with 114 points; factor out some of the elite swim programs funded by USA Swimming and Ohio State was the fifth-ranked collegiate team, behind Stanford, Texas, Michigan and California.

Tim Phillips won the 100-meter butterfly title in a time of 51.69, the first Buckeye to claim a national individual title in the past quarter-century. The Ohio State relay teams also did well, finishing fourth in the 4×200 freestyle relay (7:27.50), sixth in the 4×100 free relay (3:23.29) and seventh in the 4×100 medley race (3:44.63).

Among the 10 Buckeyes who have posted qualifying times for the 2012 Olympic Trials are: Quinn Bartlett (100 back; 200 back) Ryan Bubb (200 fly) Andrew Elliott (100 back; 200 back) Lincoln Fahrbach (100 fly; 200 free) Zach Holmes (100 free; 200 free) Elliott Keefer (100 breast) Alex Miller (200 free; 400 free) Tim Phillips (100 fly) Jason Schnur (50 free) Markus Sievers (200 IM; 200 back) Dak Stone (200 breast)

Tim Phillips will compete in the summer’s final event, the World University Games August 14-19 in Shenzhen, China. Phillips will swim the 50 and 100 butterfly events and the 4×100 medley relay as part of Team USA.