January 19, 2022

Tim Welsh Classic Up Next for the Buckeyes

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State swimming and diving program returns to action this weekend, making the trip to Notre Dame, Ind. for the Tim Welsh Classic. The meet will be held Jan. 21-22 and the Buckeyes will compete against Notre Dame, Akron and Missouri State.

Meet Schedule

The two-day meet features two sessions on Friday and one on Saturday. Friday’s morning competition begins at 10 a.m. with the afternoon starting at 5 p.m. Saturday racing begins at 9 a.m. with 1650 heats and the rest of the competition following at 11:15 a.m.

Order of Events

Friday, Jan. 21 – 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21 – 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22
200 Freestyle Relay 200 Medley Relay 1650 Freestyle Heats – 9 a.m.
10 Minute Break 10 Minute Break 200 Backstroke
500 Freestyle 400 I.M. 100 Freestyle
200 I.M. 100 Butterfly 200 Breaststroke
50 Freestyle 200 Freestyle 15 Minute Break
15 Minute Break 100 Breaststroke 1-Meter Diving
400 Medley Relay 100 Backstroke 3-Meter Diving
  15 Minute Break 400 Freestyle Relay
  3-Meter Diving  
  1-Meter Diving  
  800 Freestyle Relay  

 Team Notes

  • This weekend marks the Buckeyes’ first team competition since the OSU Fall Invitational on Nov. 18-20, 2021. The Buckeye men make their first road trip of the season for the meet.
  • The women’s team is undefeated on the year with a 13-0 record, while the men are 11-2.
  • Ohio State swimmers closed out 2021 at the Toyota U.S. Open Championships. Seven Buckeyes competed at the event where Hannah Bach earned her first national win in the 100 Breast and Charlie Clark broke a school record in the 800 Free.
  • Buckeye divers competed at the USA Diving Winter Nationals to finish 2021. Ciara McGing recorded a team-high third-place finish on the platform dive with a score of 583.70. Mackenzie Crawford placed fourth in the 1-meter dive (508.75) to earn the Buckeyes’ top finish on the board and Clay Chaplin scored a 693.20 on the 3-meter board. In the men’s 3-meter Synchro, Yost and Jacob Fielding teamed up to place fourth (666.45).
  • Five student-athletes have rank among the top-10 fastest in the country so far this season. Clark and Bach lead the way with the seventh-fastest 1650 time of 14:42.21 and 100 Breast time of 58.08, respectively. Both Emily Crane (24.04) and Hunter Armstrong (21.16) rank eighth in the 50 Back. Armstrong also raced the eighth-fastest time in the 100 Back, clocking a 45.66. Amy Fulmer and Maya Geringer close out the group with tenth-fastest finishes in the 100 Free and 1650 Free, respectively. Fulmer raced a 48.09 while Geringer raced a 16:06.02.
  • Bach is Ohio State’s only individual swimmer to race an NCAA A cut this season. Her 58.08 at the OSU Invitational secured her an NCAA Championship trip. The men’s and women’s 400 Free Relay and women’s 200 Free Relay and 200 and 400 Medley Relay have hit NCAA qualifying times.

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