Jason Schnur Boosts Buckeyes to Open NCAA Championships
Jason Schnur

March 23, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jason Schnur’s strong showing in the 50 freestyle highlighted day one of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships as the Ohio State men’s swimming and diving team opened up competition at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash., Thursday night.

California leads the competition with 157.5 points and holds a slim lead over rival Stanford (140). Michigan is the Big Ten leader with 84 points and stands in sixth place. Ohio State is in 11th place with 42 points. 

Schnur, a junior from Cincinnati, Ohio, finished third in the 50 freestyle after qualifying with the second best time of the night (19.30) in preliminaries. The 2012 Big Ten champion in the event improved on his school record time of 19.35 set at the 2012 Big Ten Championships in Iowa City, Iowa. He swam a 19.46 time in the finals.

The 200 freestyle relay consisting of senior Lincoln Fahrbach and juniors Schnur, Zach Holmes and Zach Birnbrich finished in 11th place with a time of 1:18.41.

Also scoring points for the Buckeyes was the 400 medley relay team of Andrew Elliot, Keanu Stevenson, Lincoln Fahrbach and Schnur. The group finished 10th with a time of 3:09.74.

Diver Shane Miskiel competed on the 1-meter springboard, finishing 17th with a score of 319.75.

The Buckeyes will return to action tomorrow at the NCAA championships, with finals scheduled for a 10 p.m. (ET) start. Live results can be followed at http://www.swmeets.com/Realtime/NCAA/2012/. 

Men’s Swimming & Diving
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center
Federal Way, Wash. 

Event Winners:  
 200 freestyle relay: 1) Cal Berkeley (1:16.58); 11) Jason Schnur, Lincoln Fahrbach, Zach Holmes, Zach Birnbrich (1:18.41); 500 freestyle: 1) Georgia: Martin Grodzki (4:12.95); 26) Brent Hitchcock (4:20.30); 200 IM: 1) Cal Berkeley: Marcin Tarczynski (1:41.97); 19) Markus Sievers (1:45.41); 50 freestyle: 1) Texas: James Feigen (19.01); 3) Jason Schnur (19.46); 1-meter diving: 1) Texas, Drew Livingston (387.65); 17) Shane Miskiel (319.75); 400 medley relay: 1) Cal Berkley (3:03.24); 10) Andrew Elliott, Keanu Stevenson, Lincoln Fahrbach, Jason Schnur (3:09.74)



Ohio State Day One All-Americans
Jason Schnur – 50 free, 200 free relay honorable mention, 400 medley relay honorable mention
Lincoln Fahrbach - 200 free relay honorable mention, 400 medley relay honorable mention
Zach Holmes - 200 free relay honorable mention
Zach Birnbrich - 200 free relay honorable mention
Andrew Elliott - 400 medley relay honorable mention
Keanu Stevenson - 400 medley relay honorable mention