Jan. 17, 2005


Columbus, Ohio – The No. 24 Buckeyes continued to over-power their opponents with a 163-111 win over Ohio University Saturday in Athens. Improving its record to 8-0, Ohio State swept every event, including in the diving well. Sophomore Nate King was a quadruple-event winner, winning the 200- and 500-yard freestyle, the 200-yard backstroke and the 200-yard individual medley. King, a native of Youngstown, Ohio (Warren Harding) had times of 1:44.20, 4:42.50, 1:52.46 and 1:55.76, respectively.

Ohio State also had four double-event winners. Marty Tomes (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson) clocked in at 51.09 in the 100-yard butterfly and at 1:53.41 in the 200-yard butterfly. Rob Kauscher (Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson) swept the breaststroke events with a time of 57.96 in the 100-yard and 2:06.94 in the 200-yard. Tommy Seay (Sr., Buffalo, N.Y./McKinley) won his eighth-consecutive 100-yard freestyle with a time of 46.08 along with reaching the wall first in the 50-yard freestyle (21.09). In the diving well, senior Mitch Richeson (Greenwood, Ind./Greenwood) claimed both the 1-meter and 3-meter with scores of 312.08 and 343.43, respectively.

“I was very happy with the way our team handled the meet,” Bill Wadley, Ohio State head coach, said. “We wanted to race tough and allow our guys to swim some events that they needed to work on for Big Tens along with practicing good racing strategy.”

Ohio State will return to action on Jan. 28 to play host to Michigan State at 5 p.m.

Ohio State Men’s Swimming and Diving vs. Indiana Final Score: Ohio State 163, Ohio 111

Event Swimmer Time 200-medley relay Ohio State 1:34.21 1,650-yard freestyle Ryan Sciortino (OSU) 16:21.95 200-yard freestyle Nate King (OSU) 1:44.20 100-yard backstroke R.J Lemyre (OSU) 52.82 100-yard breaststroke Rob Kauscher (OSU) 57.96 200-yard butterfly Marty Tomes (OSU) 1:53.41 50-yard freestyle Tommy Seay (OSU) 21.09 100-yard freestyle Tommy Seay (OSU) 46.08 200-yard backstroke Nate King (OSU) 1:52.46 200-yard breaststroke Rob Kauscher (OSU) 2:06.94 500-yard freestyle Nate King (OSU) 4:42.50 100-yard butterfly Marty Tomes (OSU) 51.09 200-yard individual medley Nate King (OSU) 1:55.76 200-yard freestyle relay Ohio State 1:24.29

Event Diver Score 1-meter Mitch Richeson (OSU) 312.08 3-meter Mitch Richeson (OSU) 343.43