Ohio State Takes 12th at NCAA Championships
March 25, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s swimming and diving team concluded its season Saturday night (March 24) with a 12th-place finish at the 2012 NCAA Swimming and Diving championships held at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash. The Buckeyes, who earned a team total of 106 points, finished the weekend with 22 individual All-America recognitions.
After a solid start to the championships Thursday night with a third-place, school record-breaking finish in the 50 freestyle, junior Jason Schnur continued his impressive showing with a top 10 finish in the 100 freestyle. Schnur earned All-America honorable mention recognition with a tenth-place finish in a time of 42.70, an Ohio State school record.
Capping a successful senior season was backstroker Andrew Elliott. The Ohio State 200 back record holder finished 10th in the event with a time of 1:42.23. The Granger, Ind., product clocked a time of 1:42.18 in the prelims.
Senior Brent Hitchcock took 21st in the 1650 freestyle in 15:08.43, while sophomore Alex Miller followed closely in 22nd with a time of 15:09.63. Junior Luke Stirton placed 28th in the 200 butterfly with a preliminary time of 1:46.58.
In diving, sophomore Shane Miszkiel wrapped up his championships with a 22nd-place finish on the platform. Miszkiel recorded a score of 305.00 in preliminaries to earn the spot.
The University of California clinched its second consecutive NCAA championship with a 1-2 finish in the 200-yard butterfly. The Golden Bears totaled 535.5 points, while runner-up Texas followed with 491. Stanford rounded out the Top 3 with 426.5 total points.
Men’s Swimming & Diving