Feb. 27, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Highlighted by a school-record performance in the 200 medley relay, the No. 13 Ohio State men’s swimming and diving team is tied for second place after day one of the 2013 Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Bloomington, Ind. Michigan leads the championships with 80 points followed by Ohio State (66) and Indiana (66), while Minnesota (54) and Iowa (54) are tied for fourth overall.
“We are thrilled that we started the meet with two excellent relays,” head swimming coach Bill Wadley said. “The medley relay was a school record and the 800 free relay was just tenth of a second from also being a record. Zach Holmes had a great lead-off in the second event for us. Three of the four guys in each relay were underclassmen and that is exciting to see as a team.”
The quartet of Garrett Trebilcock, Keanu Stevenson, Tim Phillips and Jason Schnur posted an OSU record 1:24.79 in the 200 medley relay for second place. Michigan won the event with a time of 1:23.25. Both finishes were NCAA “A” times.
“We showed great heart and character and we raced tough,” Wadley said. “This is going to be a very fast meet. Every team is stepping up its performances and we expect the competition to get tougher as the week continues.”
The Buckeyes return to action at 11 a.m. Thursday with prelim competition. The four events scheduled include the 500 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 50 freestyle and 1-meter springboard.
2013 Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center
Team Scores: 1. Michigan (80), 2. Ohio State (66), 2. Indiana (66), 4. Minnesota (54), 4. Iowa (54), 6. Penn State (52), 7. Wisconsin (48), 8. Purdue (40), 9. Northwestern (38), 9. Michigan State (38).
Ohio State Top Finishes: 200 medley relay – 2. Trebilcock, Stevenson, Phillips and Schnur (1:24.79); 800 free relay – 3. Holmes, Miller, Williams and DiSalle (6:21.24).