Nov. 8, 2014


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 10th-ranked Ohio State men’s swimming and diving team finished out its two-day, double dual showdown Saturday at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion by downing Denison, 249-96, and Princeton, 209-136.

Competition opened with the 200 yard medley relay, where the quartet of Steven Zimmerman, DJ MacDonald, Matt McHugh and Josh Fleagle claimed victory in a time of 1:29.48.

Fleagle added to his impressive start on day one by notching a victory in the 100 freestyle (44.21). McHugh and Ching Lim took the top-two spots in the 100 butterfly with times of 49.20 and 49.38, respectively. Zimmerman also claimed first in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:46.33.

In diving, Stephen Romanik continued an impressive start to the season with first-place finish in the 1-meter diving competition. He posted a score of 357.80 for the win.

Ohio State competed in a non-scoring format for the remainder of the meet. However, the Buckeyes still recorded top times in the 500 freestyle, 200 breaststroke and 400 freestyle relay. Freshman Brayden Seal touched in a time of 4:29.32 in the 500 freestyle, while MacDonald earned a mark of 2:00.67 in the 200 breaststroke.

The Buckeyes will have a short, well-deserved break from competition before hosting the always competitive Ohio State Invitational, Nov. 21-23. 

Ohio State Men’s Swimming and Diving McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion – Columbus, Ohio Nov. 8, 2014

Team Score: Ohio State 209, Princeton 136 Ohio State 249, Denison 96 Princeton 262, Denison 91

Top Buckeye Times: 200 Medley Relay—1. Zimmerman, MacDonald, McHugh, Fleagle (1:29.48); 400 IM—2. Gercsak (3:58.61); 100 Freestyle—1. Fleagle (44.21); 200 Backstroke—1. Zimmerman (1:46.33); 100 Butterfly—1. McHugh (49.20); 500 Freestyle—Seal (4:29.32); 200 Breaststroke—MacDonald (2:00.67); 400 Freestyle Relay—Komarov, Hillmer, Appleby, Fleagle (3:00.18); 1-Meter Diving – Romanik (357.80)