Jan. 21, 2017
Columbus, Ohio— Another day, another dual meet victory for the Ohio State men’s swimming and diving teams. They took down the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion 168-123.
Colin Zeng continued his excellent season by winning on one and three-meter today. On three-meter he was the only diver to eclipse 400 (443.60) and he nearly reached that plateau on one-meter as well, scoring 398.25.
Ohio State kicked off the meet with a first place finish in the 200 medley relay. Matt McHugh, Jack Barone, Michael Salazar, and Josh Fleagle combined for a time of 1:29.41. Brayden Seal followed that up with a victory in the 1000 freestyle (9:18.37) before Fleagle won again, this time in the 200 freestyle (1:38.69). His relay partner McHugh added another first place finish of his own in the 100 backstroke (47.34) and Barone did the same in the 100 breaststroke. His time of 56.23 just narrowly edged out Pitt’s Bo Kulizhnikov by .09 seconds.
Ching Lim won two races today: the 200 butterfly and the 200 IM. He won the former with a time of 1:48.91 and the latter with a time of 1:49.38. Fleagle and Mossimo Chavez won the 100 and 50 yard freestyle races, respectively. Fleagle’s third win of the day came because of his time of 45.20 and Chavez outpaced the field with a mark of 20.95.
McHugh and Seal also won multiple individual events. Seal took the 500 freestyle, touching the wall at 4:30.82, while McHugh took first place in the 100 butterfly, besting the other swimmers with his mark of 48.09. Thomas Trace also won an event against Pitt, earning the top spot in the 200 backstroke thanks to a time of 1:49.33. Freshman Alex Jahan was Ohio State’s top competitor in the 200 breaststroke (2:03.280.
Next up for Ohio State is a dual meet at the University of Michigan on Jan. 27.