Jan. 19, 2018
Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State swimming and diving program returns to the friendly confines of the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion for the first time in a little over a month on Saturday (Jan. 20). The Buckeyes will be honoring 22 senior swimmers and divers with a ceremony beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET. The swimming and diving competitions will begin at 12 p.m.
The Scarlet and Gray will welcome No. 19/No. 24 Virginia Tech, No. 7/No. 2 Michigan and Rutgers to Columbus for a quadrangle meet on Saturday. Ohio State enters the quad-meet after notching victories over No. 17 Alabama (men) and No. 23 Alabama (women) on Thursday by scores of 180-118 (women) and 168-132 (men).
Live results will be available at OhioStateBuckeyes.com. Admission is free to the meet and concession will be served. Fans who are unable to attend are encouraged to follow the action live on Twitter @OhioSt_SwimDive.
The meet will utilize a 16-event format with exhibition swims during breaks:
200 Medley Relay
Break (20 minutes)
Break (10 minutes)
200 Individual Medley
400 Freestyle Relay
The Buckeyes are honoring 22 wonderful seniors today at McCorkel Aquatic Pavilion.
Hannah Thek, Stephen Romanik, Clay White, Katie Antal, Elizabeth Auckley, Meg Bailey, Kathleen Cook, Liz Li, Macie McNichols, Amanda McNulty, Cheyenne Meek, Jack Barone, Mark Belanger, Nathan Christian, Michael Eaton, Clark Jackman, Ching Hwang Lim, Andrew Lindstrom, Kevin Musterait, Greg Nymberg, Brayden Seal and Thomas Trace are the 22 seniors.
Last Time Out
The Buckeyes are fresh off a pair of dual meet victories on Thursday that they recorded in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Liz Li, Meg Bailey, Kathrin Demler and Noah Lense all came away from the dual meet winning two titles.
The men’s distance trio of Brayden Seal, Nick Hogsed and Ryan Vander Meulen were well conditioned for Thursday’s afternoon festivities. The threesome started off the day by going one-two-three in the 1000 freestyle with Seal’s winning time of 9:15.13 followed by Hogsed (9:15.24) and Vandermeulen (9:28.78). In the final distance event of the day, the 500 freestyle, Hogsed took individual honors with a readout of 4:26.25 and was followed by Seal (4:31.65) and Vandermeulen (4:35.91) for another one-two-three finish.
The diving crew brought their A-game down to the South and left with four victories on the day. Lara Tarvit (277.30) and Stephen Romanik (343.40) collected first-place finishes on the one-meter board, while Genevieve Angerame (285.10) and Jacob Siler (364.10) earned the sweep on the three-meter board.
2k18 B1G Athletes of the Week
Three student-athletes from the Ohio State swimming and diving program were named Big Ten Athletes of the Week on Jan. 10. Meg Bailey (swimming), Camryn McPherson (freshman) and Michael Salazar (swimming) earned the accolades after the triangular meet against Kentucky and Toldeo.
Bailey picked up two individual wins in Lexington, Ky., in the 200 butterfly and 400 individual medley. She was dominant in both races, clocking times of 1:58.37 in the butterfly and 4:14.85 in the individual medley, to finish more than two and a half seconds ahead of the next closest competitor in each event. The senior from Australia all claimed a silver in the 200 individual medley with a readout of 2:00.72.
McPherson was brilliant on the one-meter and three-meter diving boards in Kentucky. The freshman of the week scored a total of 305.60 on the one-meter board to get the meet started with a win; her score of 305.60 was 13.40 points better than the runner-up tally. She then returned shortly after to the three-meter and scored a 302.00 for her second gold of the meet. McPherson has won three diving titles during her freshman campaign.
Salazar specialized in the butterfly over the weekend and placed first and second in his only two individual races. The California native collected his second 100 butterfly gold of the season when he clocked a time of 47.62 to edge the rest of the field; he was the only swimmer to go sub-48 seconds. In the 200 butterfly, Salazar registered a time of 1:48.82 to come in second place.