Buckeyes Host Denison Friday
Head Coach Bill Wadley

Nov. 1, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 2-0 Ohio State men’s swimming and diving team faces in-state foe Denison at 6 p.m. Friday at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The meet will be a co-ed event with the women’s teams from each respective school also competing. The Buckeyes are returning to action after defeating Kenyon and Cleveland last week to begin the 2012 campaign.  

Can't make it to the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion to see the meets live? Visit the home page for the Ohio State men’s swimming and diving team at OhioStateBuckeyes.com for a link to the live results. Admission, as always, is free if interested in attending the meets.

The meet will be run with alternating women’s and men’s races with breaks for 1- and 3-meter diving competitions. The order events will be:

  1. 200 medley relay
  2. 1000 free
  3. 200 free
  4. 100 back
  5. 100 breast
  6. 200 fly
  7. 50 free
  8. 1-meter diving
  9. 100 free
  10. 200 back
  11. 200 breast
  12. 500 free
  13. 100 fly
  14. 3-meter diving
  15. 200 IM
  16. 400 free relay

Junior Ohio State diver Shane Miszkiel earned the Big Ten Conference’s Diver of the Week award after his performance in Ohio State’s two wins over Cleveland State and Kenyon this past Friday. The award is Miszkiel’s third of his career.

Miszkiel, a native of Victoria, B.C., took first on the one-meter springboard with a score of 371.85 and he followed with another winning score of 338.30 on the three-meter springboard. Both event scores were NCAA Zone Diving qualifying marks.

The Scarlet and Gray picked up their first and second wins of the year last weekend at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Ohio State defeated Kenyon College and Cleveland State University by scores of 178.00-104.00 and 171.00-110.00, respectively. Under head coach Bill Wadley, the Buckeyes have now posted 62-consecutive victories vs. Ohio schools. The squad notched Top times in all 14 events.

Just like Wadley expected, the sophomore class had an impact in the season’s opening meet as five different OSU sophomores claimed event victories.

Here are some notes from the team’s two dual wins:

  • Under 24th-year head coach Bill Wadley, the Buckeyes have now won 62-consecutive dual meets vs. Ohio schools.
  • Nine different Buckeyes posted event wins in the two victories (five sophomores, two juniors and two seniors).
  • Redshirt junior Tim Phillips and junior Alex Miller each led the way with two event wins. Phillips claimed victories in the 200 freestyle (1:39.33) and 100 butterfly (49.98), while Miller touched the wall first in the 1000 freestyle (9:20.81) and 500 freestyle (4:31.03).
  • Senior Jason Schnur, a 2012 All-American, began his final campaign as a Buckeye on a strong note, claiming the 50 freestyle with a NCAA "B" time of 20.13.

The Big Red are returning from their second-consecutive NCAA Division III national championship, as well as fourth-straight North Coast Athletic Conference Championship. Returnees include All-Americans Quinn Bartlett, Sean Chabot, Connor Dignan, Gabe Dixson, Spencer Fronk, Dan Hellman, Jackson Humphrey, Robert Lawley, Carlos Maciel, Damon Rosenburg, Ben Snader, and Al Weik.

The group is currently 2-0 on the season, with wins over Malone and Wabash. Denison also tied rival Kenyon for first-place at the Kenyon Swimming Relays, posting wins in four events for a total of 116 points.

Last season, Ohio State took down Denison,234-64, in a quad meet hosted by the Buckeyes at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.

Ohio State will be dividing its team into two squads next week as the Buckeyes will travel to Tennessee Nov. 9, while hosting Miami that evening at 5 p.m. at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.