Jan. 13, 2017
Day One Results
Cincinnati, Ohio— Ohio State is in the lead after the first day of a quad meet at the University of Cincinnati.
Eight events were held today, six individual and two relays. Of those, Buckeye swimmers captured first place in six.
Leading the way was Brayden Seal, whose time of 4:25.35 comfortably set a new pool record at Keating Aquatic Center by over four seconds. Seal has been one of the best distance freestylers in the Big Ten this season, owning the sixth-fastest time in the 500 and 1650 freestyle among B1G swimmers.
Ohio State led off the meet today with a win in the 200 medley relay; Matt McHugh, Josh Fleagle, Noah Lense, and Andrew Appleby combined for a time of 1:31.90 to beat out the fastest foursome from Cincinnati. Seal’s victory came afterwards and McHugh followed his teammate with a first place finish in the 100 butterfly (48.75). The senior was a busy man today, as he hopped right back in the pool for the next event, the 100 backstroke, and won that too; his time of 49.50 edged Mark Belanger by just a couple tenths of a second.
Fleagle won the meet’s third consecutive 100 yard race, this one of the freestyle variety, with a time of 45.36. Buckeye Andrew Loy was close behind with a time of 45.66. The other event victory came in the 400 IM; Ching Lim bested the field with his mark of 3:55.96, the only swimmer to finish sub-4:00 and almost six full seconds faster than second place.
In the 100 breaststroke, Ohio State freshman Alex Jahan was the team’s top finisher, posting a time of 57.89. In the final event of the evening, the 200 freestyle relay, Buckeyes Fleagle, Belanger, Kevin Musterait, and McHugh combined for a time of 1:22.04.
Swimming will resume on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.