No. 6 Buckeyes Travel to Indiana Saturday
Jan. 17, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 6 Ohio State men’s swimming and diving team travels to Bloomington, Ind., this weekend for a tri-meet against Indiana and Iowa at noon Saturday. The Buckeyes (6-0, 0-0 Big Ten) are returning to action after defeating Wright State last week at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
“The fun of this weekend is that we get to see two good Big Ten teams,” head swimming coach Bill Wadley said. “Iowa is reloaded this season and they are led by Marc Long, who swam for me and is a good friend. We had a really close meet with them last year and we expect the same this weekend.”
“Indiana has a solid diving group and also redshirted three or four swimmers from last year and we expect them to be improved. Last season, it came down to a two or three point difference at the Big Ten championships with Indiana, so we expect this to be a close race – a difference of tenths and hundredths of a second. Just like at Tennessee, the team that gets to the wall first in each event will be the team that wins the meet.”
MISZKIEL EARNS FOURTH BIG TEN WEEKLY AWARD
Miszkiel has now won six career weekly awards and becomes the first men’s diver to earn at least four Big Ten laurels in a season since former Boilermaker and 2012 Olympian David Boudia accomplished the feat during the 2010-11 campaign. A native of Victoria, B.C., Miszkiel posted first in the one-meter springboard (380.55) and three-meter springboard (457.28) in a dual win vs. Wright State last weekend. With his season-high total on the three-meter, Miszkiel has now claimed seven event wins this year.
OHIO STATE INVITE
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 four-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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