No. 6 Buckeyes Open 2013 vs. Wright State
Jan. 10, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The sixth-ranked Ohio State men’s swimming and diving team will open the second half of its 2012-13 campaign by hosting in-state foe Wright State at 5 p.m. Friday at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The meet will be a double-dual format with each school’s women’s teams matching up as well.
Following an impressive win at the Ohio State Invitational, the unbeaten (4-0) Buckeyes will look to contend for their 63rd-consecutive victory over an in-state opponent. All in preparation for a competitive Big Ten race, the meet will serve as a final test before the squad travels to face No. 10 Indiana and No. 18 Iowa on the road next weekend.
Wright State arrives in Columbus with a 3-5 overall record. The Raiders opened the season with road wins over Evansville, Saint Louis and Valparaiso. Currently in his eighth season at the helm of the Wright State program, head coach Sion Brinn has led the Raiders to two Horizon League titles and, most recently, guided swimmer Hermanus Botha to Horizon League Swimmer of the Year honors.
HONORARY COACH TONIGHT
LIVE MEET SCORING
ROCKING THE RANKINGS
Strong swimming against strong competition has boosted the Buckeyes four spots to No. 6 in the latest national poll provided by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. Sitting comfortably just outside the Top 5, Ohio State is the second of six Big Ten institutions ranked among the 25 best. Big Ten rival Michigan, who is also undefeated on the season, maintains a hold onto the top spot in the rankings.
LAST TIME OUT
An outstanding three-day team effort, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, resulted in 10 of 18 races going in the Scarlet and Gray’s favor. A total of six different Buckeyes registered an individual win, while six more Buckeyes were part of a victorious relay team or teams.
In diving, junior Shane Miszkiel, a three-time Big Ten Diver of the Week this past fall, captured the platform finals with a total score of 363.10.
BIG TEN CO-SWIMMER OF THE WEEK
Schnur, from Oak Hills High in Cincinnati, helped Ohio State claim its fourth-consecutive OSU Invitational with five first place finishes and three NCAA automatic qualifying marks. The two-time Big Ten champion won the 100 freestyle (43.31) and was a part of four first-place relay teams including the 200 free (1:17.84), 400 free (2:53.15), 200 medley (1:26.79) and 400 medley (3:10.55). Schnur also finished second in the 50 free (19.93).
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