Nov. 8, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - For just the second time under 24th-year head coach Bill Wadley, the Ohio State men’s swimming team will be splitting the team into two squads in two different locations Friday, matching one against Miami at 5 p.m. at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion and sending the other to Knoxville, Tenn., to compete against the Tennessee Volunteers at 2 p.m. at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center.
“I expect both meets to be very close and exciting for the teams and spectators alike,” Wadley said. “We have done this before and it was fun to challenge our team with something that provides them a new wrinkle in the season and provides more opportunities for everyone to swim against very good competition.”
LIVE MEET SCORING
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.
ORDER OF EVENTS
The meet vs. Miami will be contested in the 16-event format with no diving events. The order of events will be:
- 200 medley relay
- 1000 free
- 200 free
- 100 back
- 100 breast
- 200 fly
- 50 free
- 1-meter diving
- 100 free
- 200 back
- 200 breast
- 500 free
- 100 fly
- 3-meter diving
- 200 IM
- 200 free relay
BUCKEYES IN THE RANKINGS
The 3-0 Ohio State men’s swimming and diving team is ranked No. 22 in the initial poll of the season. A total of seven Big Ten teams are ranked this week. Michigan is first followed by No. 7 Indiana, No. 9 Minnesota, No. 14 Iowa, No. 22 Ohio State, No. 24 Penn State and No. 25 Purdue. Tennessee, which hosted Ohio State this afternoon, is ranked No. 13.
MISZKIEL CLAIMS SECOND-CONSECUTIVE DIVER OF THE WEEK HONOR
Junior Ohio State diver Shane Miszkiel earned the Big Ten Conference’s Diver of the Week award for the second-consecutive week, the conference announced Tuesday. The award is Miszkiel’s fourth of his career.
Miszkiel, a native of Victoria, B.C., took first on the one-meter springboard with a score of 388.35 and he followed with another winning score of 415.50 on the three-meter springboard. Both event scores were NCAA Zone Diving qualifying marks. His wins helped the Buckeyes cruise to a 193-98 win over Denison to improve to 3-0 in 2012.
OHIO STATE IMPROVES TO 3-0 IN 2012
The Buckeyes improved to 3-0 this year after claiming a 193-98 victory last Friday at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The Buckeyes dominated the night with wins in all 16 events, including three from members of the freshman class.
Here are some notes on the team’s dual win:
- Under 24th-year head coach Bill Wadley, the Buckeyes have now won 63-consecutive dual meets vs. Ohio schools.
- Thirteen different Buckeyes claimed event titles vs. the Big Red.
- Three Buckeyes claimed their first career wins vs. Denison. Freshman DJ MacDonald claimed a win in the 100 breaststroke (59.96), while classmate Andrew Yunker also took home the win in the 200 butterfly (1:53.59). Freshman Peter Lyon tied junior Michael Gallagher in the 200 backstroke (1:53.29).
- Shane Miszkiel won the 1-meter and 3-meter events with scores of 388.35 and 415.50, respectively.
In the lastest CSCAA Men’s Division I Swimming and Diving National Rankings, Tennessee jumped from 25th up to 13th this week. The Voluneeters have been strong throughout the opening of the 2012-13 season and will present the Buckeyes with one of their greatest non-conference challenges.
Tennessee is coming off an upset win over then No. 16 Louisville in Knoxville. The Vols rallied behind clutch performances from sophomore Tristan Slater, who helped the team pull away with come-from-behind wins in the 200 butterfly and 200 breaststroke. In the end, however, it was the diving team that inched Tennessee over Louisville, leading to a 168.5-131.5 victory.
Tennessee’s only loss of the season thus far was against Ohio State’s Big Ten foe Indiana. The Vols put up a strong fight against the then No. 8 Hoosier squad but fell ultimately fell 183-117.
Overall, the men’s group currently has a 3-1 overall record and is 1-0 in the SEC.
Coached by Pete Lindsay, the Miami Redhawks added eight freshmen swimmers prior to the start of the 2012-13 season. The newcomers include Davis Staley who won a Division II state title in the 100 backstroke and Jacob Prodoehl who won a Division I state championship in the 100 freestyle.
The Redhawks also return five seniors who helped the team earn a fourth-place finish at the 2012 MAC Championships. Currently, the group has a 2-1-1 record, with wins posted over rival Xavier as well as Evansville.
Ohio State traveled to Oxford last season. Against the Redhawks, the Scarlet and Gray posted the fastest time in every swimming event.
The Buckeyes will next be in action at the Cleveland State Invitational Nov. 16-18.