Feb. 26, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Following the opening night of action at the 2014 Big Ten Championships, the seventh-ranked Ohio State men’s swimming and diving team stands in second place with 64 points earned. Hosted by University of Michigan at Canham Natatorium, the Buckeyes set two new varsity records in the 800 freestyle relay event.
The meet got off to a rousing start with Ohio State’s 200 medley relay contingent of Garrett Trebilcock, Keanu Stevenson, Tim Phillips and Josh Fleagle placing third in a season-best 1:24.90. The time ranks as the second-fastest in school history, just off the 1:24.79 record-setting mark dropped by the squad last season.
The Buckeyes would not be denied the inevitable varsity record in the 800 freestyle relay. With a time of 6:19.28, the quartet of Michael DiSalle, Steffen Hillmer, Alex Miller and Fleagle became the first Buckeyes under the 6:20.00-mark. Fast out the gate, DiSalle dropped a school record of his own with a 1:33.51 split. In all, the Scarlet and Gray placed third in the event closely contested with Michigan and Wisconsin.
Competition will resume tomorrow with preliminary races scheduled for an 11 a.m. start. Finals will once again commence at 6:30 p.m., with the 500 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 50 freestyle 400 medley relay and 1-meter diving events on the agenda.
Ohio State Men’s Swimming and Diving
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
Ann Arbor, Mich. – Canham Natatorium
Current Team Standings:
1. Michigan – 80
2. Ohio State – 64
3. Penn State – 62
4. Indiana – 60
5. Wisconsin – 58
6. Minnesota – 54
7. Iowa – 44
8. Northwestern – 42
9. Michigan State – 36
10. Purdue – 22
Top Buckeye Finishes: 200 Medley Relay – 3. Trebilcock, Stevenson, Phillips, Fleagle (1:24.90); 800 Freestyle Relay – 3. DiSalle, Hillmer, Miller, Fleagle (6:19.28).