Oct. 17, 2014


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s swimming and diving team hosted its annual Scarlet vs. Gray exhibition meet Friday evening at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Team Scarlet proved too much for the Gray contingent, winning by a margin of 157-105.

Representing the Scarlet, the 200 medley relay of Steven Zimmerman, DJ MacDonald, Tamas Gercsak and Josh Fleagle captured the first win of the night.

Freshman Brayden Seal of Team Gray earned a victory in the 1000 freestyle, while Fleagle battled back for Scarlet to claim the 200 freestyle. Zimmerman followed in suit, gaining his first individual victory in the 100 backstroke event.

Macdonald added to the Scarlet total by claiming the 100 breaststroke. Moving on to the 200 butterfly, Gercsak also represented Team Scarlet with a first-place touch.  

To close out the first half of the meet, sophomore Matt McHugh added points for Team Gray after his win in the 50 freestyle.

When competition resumed, Fleagle, Zimmerman and Macdonald each sequestered a third victory in the 100 freestyle, 200 backstroke and 200 breaststroke, respectively.

Seal returned with confidence in the 500 freestyle, as he touched the wall first for Team Gray. In the 100 butterfly, Team Gray continued a strong stretch with McHugh finishing first.

Zimmerman wasted no time rounding out his evening with a fourth victory in the 200 individual medley. A strong, 400 freestyle relay performance from Steffen Hillmer, Ching Lim, Andrew Appleby and Fleagle solidified a Scarlet victory in the final event to close out the duel.

The Buckeyes return to McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion next Friday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. to combat in-state foe Cincinnati. 

Final score
Scarlet – 157, Gray – 105