Jan. 10, 2005


The Ohio State men’s swimming and diving team remained unbeaten as it defeated No. 13 Indiana, 129-114, Saturday. Many of the races came down to the touch and the Buckeyes managed to win six of the 11 events, including the two relays. Rob Kauscher, a senior from Cincinnati, Ohio (Anderson), following Friday’s lifetime best in the 200-yard breaststroke, returned to win the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 56.03.

Senior Tommy Seay (Buffalo, N.Y./McKinley) also won his seventh consecutive 100-yard freestyle with a time of 45.16, four tenths of a second ahead of Hoosier Todd Patrick. In the 50-yard freestyle sophomore Gary Grant (Wood-Ridge, N.J./Bergen Catholic) out-touched fellow Buckeye Matt Voelker (Fr., Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) by one one-hundredth of a second, garnering a time of 21.04. Grant also placed second in the 100-yard butterfly, surpassed by Marty Tomes (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson). Tomes reached the wall in a time of 49.88.

In the diving well, senior Mitch Richeson (Greenwood, Ind./Greenwood) placed second in the 1-meter diving event and third in the 3-meter. Nick Hanneman (Jr., Upper Arlington, Ohio/Upper Arlington) finished second in the 3-meter with a score of 333.45.

“That was a great meet,” Bill Wadley, Ohio State head coach, said. “I am extremely proud of our guys. This was one of the most competitive efforts I have seen in quite a while. They showed terrific leadership and were exceptionally tough.It was a fun meet and our guys worked very hard for the meet.”

Ohio State will travel to Athens, Ohio, Jan. 15 to face the Ohio University Bobcats at 1 p.m.

Ohio State Men’s Swimming and Diving vs. Indiana Final Score: Ohio State 129, Indiana 114

Event Swimmer Time 400-medley relay Ohio State 3:20.60 1,000-yard freestyle John Koehler (IU) 9:24.50 200-yard freestyle Sergiy Fesenko (IU) 1:40.10 50-yard freestyle Gary Grant (OSU) 21.04 200-yard individual medley Todd Patrick (IU) 1:50.71 100-yard butterfly Marty Tomes (OSU) 49.88 100-yard freestyle Tommy Seay (OSU) 45.16 100-yard backstroke Ben Hesen (IU) 50.23 500-yard freestyle Sergiy Fesenko (IU) 4:32.70 100-yard breaststroke Rob Kauscher (OSU) 56.03 200-yard freestyle relay Ohio State 1:22.09

Event Diver Score 1-meter Marc Carlton (IU) 302.17 3-meter Marc Carlton (IU) 344.63