A stacked field awaits Notre Dame at this season's Ohio State Invitational.

Irish Return To Ohio State Invitational

Dec. 4, 2008

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Notre Dame men’s swimming and diving team returns to the Ohio State Invitational this weekend (Dec. 5-7) after coming home with a fourth-place finish in the 2007 edition of the event. The Irish (3-3) join the host Buckeyes, Cleveland State, Minnesota and Penn State in the pool with Iowa, Minnesota, Penn State, South Carolina and Duke squaring off against Notre Dame on the diving side.

“In a lot of ways this is the focal point of the fall semester,” Irish head coach Tim Welsh said. “It’s the first time this season we will have a chance to swim in prelims and finals in the same event on the same day – a similar format to the BIG EAST Conference and NCAA Championships. It will give us insight as to how our preparation is working for the year-end championships.

“The team has been very, very consistent and steady throughout the fall. The athletic training and academic load have steadily increased alongside each other. We’ve joked about this in years past – but it’s more true than false – that we take our swimming finals first. In academic terms, this is our final exam. And when we come back, we’ll take more finals in the classroom.”

Admission to the event is free of charge. Live meet scoring and results will be available at UND.com. For up-the-minute results and scores, sign up for IRISH ALERTS text messaging services at UND.com

Schedule of Events
Friday (Dec. 5)
11:00 a.m. - Prelims / Trials1. 500-yard Free2. 200-yard Individual Medley3. 50-yard Free4. 1-meter Diving
6:00 p.m. - Finals6. 200-yard Free Relay7. 500-yard Free8. 200-yard Individual Medley9. 50-yard Free10. 1-meter Diving (finals)11. 400-yard Medley Relay (finals)
Saturday (Dec. 6)
10:00 a.m. - Prelims / Trials12. 400-yard Individual Medley13. 100-yard Fly14. 200-yard Free15. 100-yard Breast16. 100-yard Back17. 3-meter Diving
5 p.m. -Finals18. 200-yard Medley Relay19. 400-yard Individual Medley20. 100-yard Fly21. 200-yard Free22. 100-yard Breast23. 100-yard Back24. 3-meter Diving25. 800-yard Free Relay
Sunday (Dec. 7)
11:00 a.m. - Prelims / Trials26. 200-yard Back27. 100-yard Free28. 200-yard Breast29. 200-yard Fly30. Platform Diving31. 1,650-yard Free (timed finals)
3:00 p.m. - Finals32. 1,650-yard Free (last heat of timed finals)33. 200-yard Back34. 100-yard Free35. 200-yard Breast36. 200-yard Fly37. 400-yard Free Relay