Feb. 29, 2016

Columbus, Ohio— Following the Buckeyes’ performance at the Big Ten Championships last week, swimmers convened at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion on Sunday for another shot at qualifying for Olympic Trials. With 13 Ohio State swimmers already having qualified entering the day, seven more joined them after posting qualifying times in several events.

Sophomore Kevin Musterait – 50 Freestyle
Freshman Mossimo Chavez – 50 Freestyle
Junior Mark Belanger – 100 Backstroke
Freshman Frannie Brogan – 100 Breaststroke
Sophomore Michael Eaton – 100 Breaststroke
Sophomore Nathan Christian – 100 Freestyle
Freshman Michael Salazar – 100 Butterfly

In addition to those seven, all of whom have qualified for Olympic Trials for the first time, Gus Whiteman added the 200 IM to his Olympic Trials lineup. He had already qualified in the 100 and 200 backstroke. Teammate Dustin Tynes also had a noteworthy day, breaking his own Bahamian national records in the 50 and 100 breaststrokes.

The total number of Buckeyes to earn Olympic Trial times is now up to 20 swimmers in over 50 events. Olympic Trials are scheduled to begin on June 26 and run through July 3. The eight-day event will be held at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Any fans interested in attending can visit this link to find out more information.