Feb. 12, 2012
Columbus, Ohio - Ohio State had seven event winners in the second day of the Ohio State Winter Invitational at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
Ohio State senior Brent Hitchcock won the 1650 freestyle in an NCAA `B' qualifying time of 15:25.53. Alex Osterhage (15:53.39) was fifth, John Vigar (16:01.41) sixth and Sean Monahan (16:18.14) seventh in that race.
Buckeye senior Bo Wullings picked up his first career victory as he won the 200 freestyle in an NCAA `B' qualifying time of 1:38.05. Alex Osterhage (1:41.86) was fifth and Nick Wrightson (1:42.36) was seventh in the 200 free for the Buckeyes.
The Buckeyes swept the top four places in the 200 backstroke. Sophomore Michael Gallagher was the winner in a time of 1:47.78, followed by Andrew Spurling (1:48.43), Dominic Pecze (1:49.62) and Matt Baumann (1:51.95).
Ohio State freshman Sean Johnson won the 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:02.09, his first career victory. Gavin Trebilcock was fourth (2:04.05), Blaine Kincaid fifth (2:04.73) and John Zucca seventh (2:11.32) in that event.
With the Buckeye women preparing for the Big Ten championships later this week at Iowa, sophomore Sarah Griffith was Ohio State's only women's competitor Sunday, finishing third in the 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:27.57.
The Buckeye women head to the Big Ten championships this Wednesday through Saturday, February 15-18, at Iowa.
The men's Big Ten championships are February 22-25 at Iowa.
Men's Swimming & Diving Sunday, February 12, 2012 McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion Columbus, Ohio
1650 free: 1) Brent Hitchcock, Ohio State (15:25.53)
400 medley relay: 1) Purdue: Blake Johnson, Noah Pashley, Dan Farrell, Stevie Wimmer (3:31.04)
200 free: 1) Bo Wullings, Ohio State (1:38.05)
200 back: 1) Michael Gallagher, Ohio State (1:47.78)
200 breast: 1) Sean Johnson, Ohio State (2:02.09)
50 free: 1) Spencer Rogers, Ohio State (20.73)
200 fly: 1) Brett Boston, Ohio State (1:52.09)
200 IM: 1) Daniel Proctor, Eastern Michigan (1:55.51)
Women's Swimming & Diving Sunday, February 12, 2012 McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion Columbus, Ohio
1650 free: 1) Carly Munchel, Louisville (16:49.28)
200 free: 1) Samantha Feulner, Purdue (1:55.51)
200 back: 1) Julia Comodeca, Purdue (2:06.47)
200 breast: 1) Alex Carmack, Purdue (2:19.88); 3) Sarah Griffith, Ohio State (2:27.57)
50 free: 1) Samantha Feulner, Purdue (23.92)
200 fly: 1) Carly Munchel, Louisville (2:02.93)
200 IM: 1) Sarah Dunleavy, Purdue (2:07.16)
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