McDonald sets school record in 200 backstroke
Ohio State set to host highly competitive field at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
McHugh and Fleagle lead the way with multiple victories
Virginia Tech, Cleveland State and Denison set to invade McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
Phillips and Gerszak post school-record times in 100 fly and 400 IM Friday evening
At a glance: One of four swimmers on the Buckeye roster from St. Francis de Sales High School ... adds depth in breaststroke and individual medley events ... qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 100 breaststroke.
As a freshman (2013): Earned a trip to the 2013 Big Ten Championships, competing in the 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and 200 individual medley ... dropped personal-best times in each of his events at Big Tens, including a 54.26 in the 100 breaststroke, 1:58.08 in the 200 breaststroke and 1:50.90 in the 200 individual medley ... ranked in among Ohio State's Top 3 performers in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events ... picked up three individual wins on the season, including one in the home opener vs. Kenyon and Cleveland State ... received OSU Scholar-Athlete recognition.
Background: Earned All-America and Academic All-Americastatus as a junior and senior at St. Francis de Sales ... team finished as the state runner-up in 2010 and 2011 ... lists winninga state championship in 200 medley relay as a junior as his greatest sports thrill to date ... also lettered in water polo ... enjoys playing basketball and soccer ... plans to major in business ... son of Dan and Dianna MacDonald ... has a sister, Liz.