Nov. 7, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 10th-ranked Ohio State men’s swimming and diving team concluded day one of competition vs. the Princeton Tigers and Denison Big Red Friday with a lead of 133-53 and 155-31, respectively. Hosted at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion, the two-day, double-dual meet will continue tomorrow with races scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.
“The teamwork has been very good tonight and they have worked well as a group,” Ohio State head coach Bill Wadley said. “The good news is that we’re competing at a high level and continue to get better every meet.”
A tightly contested 200 freestyle relay race opened meet, with the contingent of Fleagle, Michael DiSalle, Matt McHugh and Steffen Hillmer outlasting the competition for a first-place finish in 1:21.15.
Fleagle wasted no time, as he claimed the second race of the evening as well. With a time of 1:37.44, he picked up a win in the 200 freestyle. Senior Steven Zimmerman followed in a successful fashion with a first-place showing in the 100 backstroke (48.75).
DJ MacDonald made his meet debut, capturing a win in the 100 breaststroke at a mark of 55.21. Freshman standout Ching Lim continued building momentum for the Buckeyes with a victory in the 200 butterfly (1:46.75).
Ohio State’s success went unmatched as Fleagle tallied a third first-place finish in the 50 freestyle with a 20.22 touch. Freshman Brayden Seal dominated competition in the 1650 freestyle when he clocked in at 15:39.31.
The Buckeye relay team of Zimmerman, MacDonald, McHugh and Hillmer closed out the evening with a 400 medley relay victory (3:17.21).
In the three-meter diving competition, Miszkiel and Romanik earned first- and second-place scores of 392.60 and 372.95, respectively.
Ohio State Men’s Swimming and Diving
McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion – Columbus, Ohio
Nov. 7, 2014
Ohio State 133, Princeton 53
Ohio State 155, Dennison 31
Top Buckeye Times: 200 Free Relay – 1. Fleagle, Disalle, McHugh, Hillmer (1:21.15); 200 Free – 1. Fleagle (1:37.44); 100 back – 1. Zimmerman (48.75); 100 breast – 1. Macdonald (55.21); 200 fly – 1. Lim (1:46.75); 50 free – 1. Fleagle (20.22); 200 IM – 2. Dolgov (1:51.02); 1650 Free – 1. Seal (15:39.31); 400 Medley Relay – 1. Zimmerman, Macdonald, McHugh, Hillmer (3:17.21).