Buckeyes 11th with 92 points at NCAA Championships
Shane Miszkiel

March 24, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s swimming team stayed in 11th place with 92 points following day two of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships held at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash., Friday night.

Overall, California leads the competition with 379.5 points and holds a slim lead over Texas (343.5). Michigan is the Big Ten leader with 199 points and stands in fifth place.

Scoring points for the Buckeyes on Friday night was the 200 medley relay team consisting of seniors Andrew Elliott and Lincoln Fahrbach, junior Jason Schnur and freshman Keanu Stevenson. The relay team was .18 of a second away from setting the school record with a time of 1:25.80. The time was good for a ninth place finish and 18 points. Elliott also scored points in the 100 backstroke, swimming a 12th place time of 47.11.

The 800 freestyle relay consisting of Fahrbach, junior Zach Holmes, sophomore Alex Miller and senior Brent Hitchcock placed tenth with a time of 6:27.49.

Shane Miszkiel had a strong finish in the diving competition, placing eighth in the 3-meter dive. Also placing in the 3-meter springboard was classmate Christian Holstein, finishing 15th.

In his first NCAA Championships, Stevenson finished 27th in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 54.70.

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
Friday, March 23, 2012
Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center
Federal Way, Wash. 

Event Winners:  
200 Medley Relay: 1) Arizona (1:23.53); 9) Andrew Elliott, Lincoln Fahrbach, Keanu Stevenson, Jason Schnur (1:25.80); 400 IM: 1) Arizona: Austen Thompson (3:39.15); 100 Butterfly: 1) Cal Berkley: Thomas Shields (44.76); 200 Freestyle: 1) Texas: Daxon Hill (1:32.51); 100 Breaststroke: 1) Arizona: Kevin Cordes (51.71); 27) Keanu Stevenson (54.70); 100 Backstroke: 1) California: Thomas Shields (44.86); 12) Andrew Elliott (47.11); 800 Freestyle Relay: 1) Texas (6:15.55) 10) Brent Hitchcock, Alex Miller, Zach Holmes, Lincoln Fahrbach (6:27.45); 3-meter diving: 1) Stanford: Kristian Ipsen (469.20); 8) Shane Miszkiel (364.55)

Ohio State Day Two All-Americans
Andrew Elliott – 200 medley honorable mention, 100 back honorable mention
Lincoln Fahrbach – 200 medley honorable mention, 800 free relay honorable mention
Keanu Stevenson – 200 medley honorable mention
Jason Schnur – 200 medley honorable mention
Brent Hitchcock – 800 free relay honorable mention
Alex Miller – 800 free relay honorable mention
Zach Holmes – 800 free relay honorable mention
Shane Miszkiel – 3-meter
Christian Holstein – 3-meter honorable mention