Oct. 20, 2011

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s swimming team hit the water for the first time Thursday in the annual Scarlet and Gray intrasquad meet at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Gray was a 140.5-120.5 winner in the final standings.

The Gray team was the victor in nine events. Sophomore Alex Miller won the 500 and 1000 freestyle races, and junior Zach Holmes was the winner in the 100 and 200 freestyle events. Freshman Keanu Stevenson won the 100 and 200 breaststroke races. Junior Jason Schnur was the fastest finisher in the 50 freestyle. The squad of Kevin Lancki, Keanu Stevenson, Jason Schnur and Zach Holmes captured the 200 medley relay. Michael Meldon, Jason Schnur, Zach Holmes and Matt Baumann were the fastest entry in the 400 freestyle relay.

Scarlet took top times in four events. Senior Andrew Elliott posted the first Scarlet victory of the afternoon in the 100 backstroke, and later placed first in the 200 back. Senior Lincoln Fahrbach was the winner of the 100 butterfly, and freshman Tamas Gercsak was the top finisher in the 200 butterfly. Senior Markus Sievers was the fastest finisher in the 200 individual medley.

The Buckeyes open the 2011-12 regular season next Friday, Oct. 28, hosting Kenyon in a 7 p.m. meet at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The Buckeye women will also be swimming in that meet.

Men’s Swimming & Diving Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 Columbus, Ohio McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

Ohio State Event Winners: 200 medley relay – 1) Lancki, Stevenson, Schnur, Holmes; 2) Elliott, Johnson, Fahrbach, Birnbrich; 3) Zimmerman, Kincaid, Stirton, Springer. 1000 freestyle – Miller; Perkins; Hitchcock. 200 freestyle – Holmes; Sakaris; Schuster; 100 backstroke – Elliott; Lancki; Zimmerman. 100 breaststroke -Stevenson; Koch; Cowley. 200 butterfly – Gercsak; Stirton; Bubb. 50 freestyle – Schnur; Fahrbach; Birnbrich. 100 freestyle – Holmes; Fahrbach; Birnbrich. 200 backstroke–Elliott; Zimmerman; McDonald. 200 breaststroke – Stevenson; Koch; Dolgov. 500 freestyle – Miller; Perkins; Hitchcock. 100 butterfly – Fahrbach; Stirton; Gercsak. 200 IM – Sievers; Zimmerman; Koch. 400 freestyle relay – 1) Meldon, Schnur, Holmes, Baumann; 2) Birnbrich, Disalle, Schuster, Elliott; 3) Rogers, Wrightson, Williams, Vigar.