SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The No. 5 Buckeyes are in the lead after the first day of the Tim Welsh Classic and combined for a total of 12 broken records, and one tied record, at the Rolfs Aquatic Center pool. The men lead Notre Dame, 1,332-745, and the women lead Akron, Notre Dame and Indiana State with 1,251 total points.
Men’s Meet Notes
- In the 200 free relay, the team of Ruslan Gaziev, James Ward, Alex Quach and Daniel Baltes placed second with a time of 1:18.82.
- Charlie Clark earned a second-place finish in the 500 free, finishing in an NCAA B standard time of 4:19.06. North Hansen (4:23.27), Alex Axon (4:23.36), Sam Campbell (4:23.79), Mason Edmund (4:24.66) and Jonathan Edwards (4:25.17) finished 3-4-5-6-7.
- Quach won the 200 IM with an NCAA B cut time of 1:44.82; it is also a pool record. The previous record-holder was Matt Grevers, a six-time Olympic medalist (four gold, two silver). Tristan Jankovics placed second with a time of 1:47.11.
- Gaziev was victorious in the 500 free, touching the wall in 20.00. Ward (20.16) finished second, Jack Burroughs (20.28) placed third and Evan Fentress (20.31) and Jean-Pierre Khouzam (20.41) placed fourth and fifth, respectively.
- The relay team of Quach, Pete Krusinski, Ward and Gaziev won the 400 medley relay with a pool-record time of 3:09.72.
- Ohio State also won and set a pool record in the 200 medley relay, with the team of Thomas Watkins, Ian Mikesell, Quach and Gaziev swimming the event in 1:25.51.
- Quach won the 100 fly with an NCAA B standard and pool-record time of 45.82. Ward placed third with an NCAA B cut time of 46.61.
- Tristan Jankovics (3:49.22), Alex Metzler (3:50.74) and Owen Conley (3:50.96) finished 1-2-3 in the 400 IM. All three times are NCAA B standard times.
- Tomas Navikonis picked up his first individual win as a Buckeye, winning the 200 free with a time of 1:36.51.
- Mikesell won the 100 breast, finishing in 54.03.
- Chachi Gustafson finished second in the 100 back with a time of 47.72.
- Lyle Yost won the 1-meter dive with an NCAA Zones qualifying score of 388.45. Jacob Fielding (373.25), Mo Noaman (360.50) and Clayton Chaplin (348.55) also turned in NCAA Zones qualifying scores.
- The relay team of Shaw Satterfield, Gaziev, Watkins and Ward placed second in the 800 free relay with a time of 6:33.18.
Women’s Meet Notes
- The relay team of Katherine Zenick, Nyah Funderburke, Teresa Ivan and Amy Fulmer opened the meet with a win, placing first in the 200 free relay with an NCAA A standard time of 1:26.84. It is also a Rolfs Aquatic Center pool record.
- Felicia Pasadyn finished first in the 500 free with an NCAA B cut and pool-record time of 4:40.98. Meredith Moellering finished second with an NCAA B cut time of 4:46.98. Alyssa Graves (4:49.80) and Lucy Malys (4:50.21) finished third and fourth.
- Josephine Panitz won the 200 IM, finishing in an NCAA B standard time of 1:57.84.
- Zenick picked up a win in the 50 free with an NCAA B standard time of 21.96, which is also a pool record. Ivan (22.11), Fulmer (22.19), Funderburke (22.62) and Tristan Harrison (22.64) also turned in NCAA B cut times.
- Funderburke, Hannah Bach, Zenick and Fulmer turned in an NCAA A standard time of 3:30.77 in the 400 medley relay to win the event. Their times is a Rolfs Aquatic Center pool record.
- The women opened the evening session with a win, and a pool-record-setting performance, in the 200 medley relay, with the team of Funderburke, Bach, Zenick and Ivan finishing in an NCAA A cut time of 1:34.80.
- Zenick won the 100 fly with an NCAA B standard and pool-record time of 51.03. Catherine Russo (52.32), Morgan Kraus (52.38), Funderburke (52.78) and Aislinn Walsh (52.87) also recorded NCAA B cut times.
- Kyra Sommerstad won the 400 IM, finishing in an NCAA B cut time of 4:12.45. Pasadyn (4:13.50), Mia Rankin (4:14.13), Jessica Eden (4:14.81) and Malys (4:16.53) also finished with NCAA B cut times.
- Paige Hall placed second in the 200 free, touching the wall at 1:49.15. Hall’s time is a pool record.
- Bach (59.73) and Leah Baker (1:00.03) finished first and second in the 100 breast, respectively. Both times are NCAA B standard times. Bach’s time tied the current Rolfs Aquatic Center pool record.
- Fulmer won the 100 back with an NCAA B cut and pool-record time of 51.89. Harrison finished second with an NCAA B standard time of 52.05.
- Lena Hentschel won the 3-meter dive with an overall score of 370.40, which is an NCAA Zones qualifying score. Ciara McGing (319.50), Amanda Ling (311.55) and Jackie Brenn (295.10) also turned in NCAA Zones qualifying scores.
- The Buckeyes closed out the night with an 800 free relay win; the team of Zenick, Allie Fenska, Rankin and Moellering finished in 7:11.90.
- The Buckeyes wrap up the Tim Welsh Classic on Saturday, Jan. 28.