MSWIM&Dive: Magnus Cup Invitational Up Next For Buckeyes
Alex Osterhage

Nov. 15, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Following a stellar swimming showcase last weekend, members of the No. 22 Ohio State men’s swimming and diving team will travel to Cleveland, Ohio, for the Magnus Cup Invitational, Friday-Sunday. Hosted by Cleveland State, the slimmed down Buckeye roster will compete against the Vikings as well as Michigan State and Xavier.

“We are looking forward to this group of young men having the opportunity to compete against some excellent athletes over the weekend,” head swimming coach Bill Wadley said. “This group is made up mostly of those who didn't travel last week so it will be a great challenge to learn how to swim fast on the road.”

The three-day invite will take place at Robert F. Busbey Natatorium with prelims beginning at 9:00 a.m. Finals will accompany each afternoon.

Team members making the tip will include:
Ian Betts
Andrew Braun
Michael Gallagher
Sean Johnson
Jared Kauffman
Andrew Keily
Blaine Kincaid
Michael Meldon
Sean Monahan
Alex Osterhage
Dominic Pecze
Andrew Slater
David Stone
Gavin Trebilcock
Nick Wrightson
John Zucca




Friday, Nov. 16

  1. 200 medley relay
  2. 50 breaststroke
  3. 500 freestyle
  4. 200 individual medley
  5. 50 freestyle
  6. 400 medley relay
  7. Women’s 1-meter diving
  8. Men’s 3-meter diving

Saturday, Nov. 17

  1. 200 medley relay
  2. 400 individual medley
  3. 100 butterfly
  4. 200 freestyle
  5. 100 breaststroke
  6. 100 backstroke
  7. 800 freestyle relay
  8. Women’s 3-meter diving
  9. Men’s 1-meter diving

Sunday, Nov. 18

  1. 50 butterfly
  2. 1,650 freestyle
  3. 200 backstroke
  4. 100 freestyle
  5. 200 breaststroke
  6. 50 backstroke
  7. 200 butterfly
  8. 400 freestyle

The latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America rankings have the Buckeyes posted in the No. 22 spot nationally. The poll, however, only accounts for wins up until Nov. 6; therefore, Ohio State’s recent wins over No. 13 Tennessee on the road (Nov. 9) as well as Miami at home in Columbus (Nov. 9) are not included. Ohio State is one of seven ranked teams hailing from the Big Ten Conference, including top-ranked Michigan.

Junior Ohio State diver Shane Miszkiel earned the Big Ten Conference's Diver of the Week award for the third-consecutive week, the conference announced Tuesday.

Miszkiel has now won five career weekly awards and becomes the first men's diver to earn three-consecutive Big Ten laurels 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 three-meter springboard (387.98) and third in the one-meter event (318. 15) to help the Buckeyes defeat No. 13 Tennessee last Friday in Knoxville, Tenn

The Ohio State men's swimming and diving team did not back down from its challenge of sending half the team to Knoxville, Tenn., while keeping half home to compete against Miami as the Buckeyes pulled off two dual wins last Friday. The No. 22 Buckeyes (5-0, 0-0 Big Ten) defeated No. 13 Tennessee, 176.50-123.50, while downing Miami, 140-112, in Columbus at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.

Here are some the highlights of the day:

  • Junior distance swimmer Alex Miller looked strong in his two races against the Volunteers, claiming wins in the 1000 freestyle (9:16.38) and 500 freestyle (4:28.17), respectively.  
  • With two wins on the day, redshirt junior Tim Phillips carried momentum for the squad in Tennessee with two event wins of his own – 200 freestyle (1:38.85) and 100 butterfly (48.81).
  • In diving, Shane Miszkiel took down the Volunteers in the three-meter springboard competition with a total score of 387.98, while Christian Holstein finished second in the one-meter event with a total score of 349.80.
  • Meanwhile in Columbus, junior Michael Gallagher, sophomore Jared Kauffman and sophomore Sean Monahan highlighted the meet against Miami with two individual wins each, respectively.

Cleveland State returns to the pool after taking down St. Bonaventure, 132-11, last weekend. Overall, the Vikings’ are 5-1-1 on the season. Cleveland State’s lone dual meet loss was recorded against Ohio State on Nov. 26 when the Buckeyes hosted the group at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus. 

Coming off a two-week break from competition, the Xavier Musketeers return to the pool after hosting their annual alumni meet last weekend. Xavier is currently 3-2 on the season, with wins recorded over Cumberland, Cincinnati and Bellarmine.  

Big Ten-foe Michigan State, currently 1-4 on the season, will also compete at the meet. Thus far the Spartan men have faced Big Ten competition from Wisconsin and Iowa with both meets resulting in a loss for the squad.

The Buckeyes will next host the Ohio State Invitational at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2.