Jan. 11, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The No. 6 Ohio State men's swimming and diving team improved to 5-0 in dual competition this season with a 177-102 win over Wright State Friday at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The Buckeyes claimed wins in all 16 events vs. the Raiders.
"I think our guys really needed to race," Ohio State head coach Bill Wadley said. "We haven't raced in almost five weeks, so we are certainly rusty. I think they needed this meet though. They're tired from the level of work we do at this time of year. We certainly train hard."
"Dak Stone got his first win as a Buckeye tonight, so that's exciting for Dak. There were definitely some good things tonight. As a team the guys did yet another good job of competing hard and racing tough."
Long distance specialist Alex Miller continued his winning trend to begin 2013 with a victory in the 100 freestyle with a solid time of 9:18.89. Holmes notched the team's third win, claiming a time of 1:41.12 in the 200 freestyle for first, while freshman Josh Fleagle notched a time of 1:41.69 to place second.
In the 100 backstroke, Zimmerman touched the wall with a time of 50.38 for first place, while senior Andrew Spurling went second with a time of 52.10. Next, Stevenson tallied his third win of the year in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 55.86.
In the 200 butterfly, senior Luke Stirton led the charge with a time of 1:51.87 followed by freshmen David Morgan (1:53.15) and Peter Lyon (1:53.93). Senior Jason Schnur began 2013 on a strong note with a victory in the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.77, while classmate Zach Birnbrich touched the wall second in 21.22.
Following a 15-minute break, Phillips earned his first win of the year in the 100 freestyle with a time of 45.43. Sophomore Connor McDonald notched a win in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:52.20 - six seconds better than the second place finisher. The win marked his second of the year in the event. In the 200 breaststroke, junior Dak Stone claimed the Top time in 2:05.82.
The 500 freestyle was won by Miller, finishing the second-longest event of the evening with a time of 4:34.52. In the 100 butterfly, Stirton touched first with a time of 50.33 followed by Schnur in 50.33. In the individual medley, Phillips placed first with at time of 1:52.53.
In diving, Shane Miszkiel took the 1-meter event with a score of 380.55 followed by a victory in the 3-meter springboard with a score of 457.28.
HONORARY COACH TONIGHT
Former Buckeye DJ Kelley (1997-2001) was the honorary coach for the meet vs. the Raiders tonight. Kelley was an assistant coach under Wadley from 2003-04. Most recently, his company received a 10-year exclusive deal from J. America Sportswear for Ohio State licensing - a deal worth 85 million dollars.
Ohio State begins Big Ten competition next weekend, traveling to Bloomington, Ind., for a tri-meet against Indiana and Iowa Jan. 19.
Ohio State Swimming and Diving
Friday, January 13, 2013
McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
Team Scores: 1. Ohio State 177; Wright State 102
Ohio State Event Wins: 200 medley relay - 1. Trebilcock, Stevenson, Phillips, Holmes (1:30.71); 1000 freestyle - 1. Miller (9:18.89); 200 freestyle - 1. Holmes (1:41.12); 100 backstroke - Zimmerman (50.38); 100 breaststroke - 1. Stevenson (55.86); 200 butterfly - 1. Stirton (1:51.87); 50 freestyle - 1. Schnur (20.77); 100 freestyle - Phillips (45.43); 200 backstroke - 1. McDonald (1:52.20); 200 breaststroke - 1. Stone (2:05.85); 500 freestyle - 1. Miller (4:34.52); 100 butterfly - 1. Stirton (50.33); 200 individual medley - 1 Phillips (1:52.53); 1-meter dive - 1. Miszkiel (380.55); 3-meter dive - 1. 457.28.
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