Indiana, Ohio State Battling After Day One in Columbus Quad Meet

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Indiana, Ohio State Battling After Day One in Columbus Quad Meet

This weekend, the Ohio State Buckeyes are playing host to Indiana, Virginia Tech and Penn State over two days, and after Friday’s action, the Indiana men and Ohio State women are leading in all categories. There is some notable competition on hand at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion, including two member’s of this year’s U.S. Olympic team.

Hunter Armstrong, an Olympic semifinalist in the 100-meter backstroke, won the 100-yard freestyle for Ohio State, while distance ace Michael Brineger won the 500 free for the Hoosiers. Also for the Indiana men, Brendan Burns posted a pair of day one wins in the 200 fly and 200 back.

Full results from the meet can be found here.

Read the full press release from Ohio State below:

The Ohio State swimming and diving team won six events on day one of the first meet of the season against Penn State, Indiana and Virginia Tech Friday evening at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The No. 10 women won four races and the No. 11 men won two.

At the end of day one, the Buckeye women lead Virginia Tech, 105.00-62.00, and Indiana, 101.00-66.00.  The men’s squad leads the Hokies, 95.00-72.00, and Nittany Lions, 116.50-49.50, but trails the Hoosiers, 66.00-101.00.

Event Wins
Women’s 200 Free Relay – Zenick, Fulmer, Ivan, Crane (1:30.33)
Men’s 200 Free Relay – Armstrong, Andreis, Gaziev, Quach (1:17.89)
Women’s 100 Breast – Josie Panitz (100:24)
Women’s 100 Free – Amy Fulmer (49.19)
Men’s 100 Free – Hunter Armstrong (43.28)
Women’s 400 Medley Relay – Crane, Panitz, Zenick, Fulmer (3:37.29)

Meet Notes

Both the men and women kicked off their season with a win, as both squads won the 200 Free Relay. In the women’s race, the Buckeye relay of Katherine Russo, Amanda Palutsis, Nyah Funderburke and Mairin O’Brien took fourth, while Ohio State also finished seventh and eighth. The men’s relay team of Jack Burroughs, James Ward, Collin McDermott and RJ Kondalski earned fifth place. The Buckeyes also raced an eighth-place finish.

In the 200 IM, Josie Panitz led the Buckeye women with a second-place finish (2:01.05). For the men, Thomas Watkins led the way with a sixth-place finish (1:48.65).

Charlie Clark and Sally Tafuto both finished second in the 500 Free for Ohio State. Clark touched the wall in a time of 4:21.06 while Tafuto finished in 4:51.84.

Panitz picked up the Buckeyes’ first individual event win of the evening, racing a time of 1:00.24 in the 100 Back. Hudson McDaniel tied for second in the men’s event with Indiana’s Daniel Raisanen with a time of 54.47.

Leading Ohio State in the 200 Breast were Paige Hall and Kristen Romano, who finished second and third, respectively. Hall recorded a time of 1:59.60 while Romano raced a 1:59.87. For the men, ThomasWatkins finished in 1:45.47 for fifth place.

The Buckeyes swept the 100 Free as AmyFulmer and Hunter Armstrong won their respective races and Katherine Zenick and Ruslan Gaziev finished second. Fulmer touched the wall in a time of 49.19 and Armstrong swam a 43.28. Zenick raced a 50.11 while Gaziev finished in 43.52.

Ohio State took second in both the men’s and women’s 200 Fly. On the women’s side, Katie Trace led the Buckeyes, finishing in a time of 2:02.02. Alex Quach raced a time of 1:45.25 to finish runner up in the men’s event.

Jacob Fielding led the Buckeye diving team with a third-place finish in the 3-meter dive with a score of 376.85. Joey Canova, Clay Chaplin, Lyle Yost and Jacob Siler followed in fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh place. Mackenzie Crawford led the women’s squad, finishing 10th in the 3-meter dive with a final score of 262.15.

The Buckeye women picked up their final win of the day in the 400 Medley Relay. The relay team of Emily Crane, Panitz, Zenick and Fulmer finished in a time of 3:37.29, five seconds ahead of the second-place Virginia Tech relay. The men’s medley relay of Armstrong, McDaniel, Quach and Gaziev took second in a time of 3:09.38.

Read Indiana’s press release here.

Indiana swimming and diving owns an advantage in four of five matchups after day one of its double dual meet Friday (Oct. 29) night at Ohio State.

The Hoosier men hold leads over No. 11 Ohio State, No. 12 Virginia Tech and No. 25 Penn State going into the final day of competition Saturday (Oct. 30). For the women’s team, IU has a 100-67 lead over No. 18 Virginia Tech, but will look to close a 101-66 gap against No. 10 Ohio State.

Competition resumes at 10 a.m. ET Saturday.

TEAM SCORES
Men
No. 5 Indiana 113, No. 12 Virginia Tech 54
No. 5 Indiana 129, No. 25 Penn State 37
No. 5 Indiana 101, No. 11 Ohio State 66

Women
No. 11 Indiana 100, No. 18 Virginia Tech 67
No. 10 Ohio State 101, No. 11 Indiana 66

HOOSIER WINNERS
Men
Michael Brinegar – 500 Freestyle (4:20.99)
Brendan Burns – 200 Backstroke (1:44.00), 200 Butterfly (1:42.30), 400 Medley Relay (3:07.59)
Gabriel Fantoni – 400 Medley Relay (3:07.59)
Van Mathias – 400 Medley Relay (3:07.59)
Rafael Miroslaw – 400 Medley Relay (3:07.59)
Carson Tyler – 3-Meter Dive (440.65)

Women
Mariah Denigan – 500 Freestyle (4:49.18)
Tarrin Gilliland – 3-Meter Dive (358.90)
Mackenzie Looze – 200 IM (1:59.14)

NOTABLES
• Indiana dominated the women’s 3-Meter dive, placing six of the top seven finishers and recording five NCAA Zone Qualifying scores.
• IUSD totaled 10 NCAA B cut time and seven NCAA Zone Qualifying scores.
Brendan Burns led IU with three victories and two NCAA B cut times.
• A day after they were named to the USA Swimming rosters for the 2021 FINA World Championships and Marathon World Series, Michael Brinegar and Mariah Denigan swept the men’s and women’s 500-Yard Freestyle for the second straight meet.
• Brinegar used a final lap surge in the 500 Free to finish ahead of Ohio State’s Chalie Clark by just .07 seconds, touching the wall in 4:20.99. Mikey Calvillo finished third with a 4:23.18, earning both Hoosiers an NCAA B cut time.
• IU freshmen Carson Tyler and Quinn Henninger finished first and second on the men’s 3-Meter dive, with outstanding scores of 440.65 and 429.25, respectively. The pairing finished 1-2 in their last meet, at No. 24 Northwestern, as well.

NCAA CUTS
A: None.
B: Michael Brinegar – 500 Free (4:20.99); Brendan Burns – 200 Back (1:44.00), 200 Fly (1:42.30); Mikey Calvillo (4:23.18); Gabriel Fantoni – 200 Back (1:44.13); Jack Franzman – 100 Free (1:00.95); Corey Gambardella – 200 Fly (1:46.15); Mackenzie Looze – 200 IM (1:59.14); Rafael Miroslaw – 100 Free (43.60); Noelle Peplowski – 100 Breast (1:00.95)

NCAA ZONE QUALIFYING SCORES
1-Meter: N/A (Saturday)
3-Meter: Tyler Carson (440.65), Megan Carter (296.00), Anne Fowler (310.60), Tarrin Gilliland (358.90), Quinn Henninger (429.25), Carmen Hernandez (292.20), Kayla Luarde (288.40)