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Nov. 7, 2014

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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.”

Junior Josh Fleagle attained three wins, while the team took seven of eight swimming events. In diving, Shane Miszkiel and Stephen Romanik posted top scores in the three-meter competition.

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

Team Score:
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).