Ohio State’s Trebilcock Capitalizes on Last-Minute Georgia Tech Last-Chance Meet

The Ohio State Buckeyes have capitalized on one final chance at NCAA qualifying in the last session of the 2014 Yellow Jacket Invitational: a Georgia-Tech-hosted last chance meet.

Ohio State senior Garrett Trebilcock not only swam a time that is a sure-fire NCAA qualifier in the 100 yard back, but it also broke the School Record. He swam a 45.92, which broke Andrew Elliott’s 2010 record of 46.01. That moves him into a three-way tie for the 10th-fastest time in the country, and with somewhere between 28 and 30 swimmers likely to be invited in each event, he’s a lock for  all intents and purposes to swim in Austin individually.

That’s a big move for the senior taking his last shot, as coming into the meet his season-best was just a 47.39, ranked just 65th in the country, after a bit of a flop at Big Tens. As it turns out, he just needed another week of rest, and perhaps a bit of well-timed pressure, to make a huge time drop.

He’s one of two Ohio State backstrokers to earn an invite to NCAA’s in Atlanta over the weekend, after Steven Zimmerman punched his ticket on Saturday.

He was the only swimmer who for sure earned an NCAA invite on this meet’s final day.

Penn State’s John Hasuer possibly will have a swim at NCAA’s. He went a 1:34.89 in the 200 yard free, which is .01 slower than he was at Big Tens, so his caused wasn’t helped much this weekend. That leaves him 36th in the country, but the 200 free is a race where there can be a lot of highly-ranked swimmers from relay lead-offs who opt not to swim the race individually. Jack Conger is a good example – our guess is that he won’t swim this 200 free at NCAA’s. It will be a tough, long wait for Hauser, though.

Another Ohio State senior, Alex Miller, swam a 15:08.72 in the 1650 free. That won’t get a ticket to NCAA’s, but he did have a very good meet and drop a lot of time in his two best events: the 500 free and the 1650 free.

Full, live meet results available here.

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Ole 99
6 years ago

Took the top 50 off the USA Swimming as of 11pm Eastern, which had the Trebilcock time. The list included 350 individuals. 33 individuals had either greater than 3 entries or greater than 1 entry in any one day of the completion. The 33 individuals with potential conflicts are as follows (school, day 1 entries, day 2 entries, day 3 entries, and total entries): Bohman, Bryce WVU 0 2 1 3 Bosch, Dylan MICH 1 2 2 5 Carter, Dylan USC 1 2 0 3 Conger, Jack TEX 1 3 1 5 Cox, Tony CAL 1 2 0 3 Dale, Taylor UGA 0 2 1 3 Disney-May, James AUB 1 2 1 4 Domagala, Michael USC 0 2 0 2… Read more »

ole 99
Reply to  Ole 99
6 years ago

Additional information from the run I posted last night… Team Invites CAL 16 TEX 16 FLOR 14 MICH 13 UGA 11 ARIZ 10 NCS 9 USC 9 UVA 9 OSU 8 STAN 8 AUB 7 LOU 7 VT 6 BAMA 5 FSU 5 TA&M 5 TENN 5 UMIZ 5 IND 4 MINN 4 UNC 4 UNLV 4 NAVY 3 ND 3 PSU 3 UTAH 3 WISC 3 COL 2 GTCH 2 HAWA 2 MOST 2 PUR 2 WVU 2 WVU 2 WYO 2 ASU 1 BROW 1 BYU 1 CSUB 1 DART 1 DUKE 1 ECU 1 HARV 1 IOWA 1 LSU 1 NU 1 ODU 1 PENN 1 POLY 1 SCAR 1 TCU 1 UCSB 1 UDEN 1 UKY… Read more »

ole 99
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6 years ago

Selection times by event assuming above list…

Event Time
50 Freestyle 19.46
100 Freestyle 42.98
200 Freestyle 1:34.71
500 Freestyle 4:18.15
1650 Freestyle 15:03.42
100 Backstroke 46.57
200 Backstroke 1:42.41
100 Breaststroke 52.23
200 Breaststroke 1:55.64
100 Butterfly 46.56
200 Butterfly 1:43.81
200 Individual Medley 1:44.71
400 Individual Medley 3:45.56

6 years ago

Doin work man. Good knowledge. And I thought I was gonna win the Swimmy for longest post of the year…guess I’ll start shooting for a lifetime achievement award – I like to think of myself as the Robert Redford, or Peter O’Toole, of swimswam. But I’m probably more Groucho Marx; of course, many seem to wish I were Jean Renoir aka silent. Regardless, I can pretend, a la Ms. Field(mmm, cookies): ‘they like me, they really like me’ or, as Penn(Sean, not his brother Nice Guy Eddie) would say, ‘they tolerate me, they really tolerate me.’ Back on topic…I think this is where those still involved in the process have us beat. Predicting the actual lines is more art than… Read more »

6 years ago

And, I just can’t resist adding that, Garrett, it could be worse for you buddy…think ‘Sharpcock,’ or ‘Flatcock.’ Or the dreaded ‘Semitonecock.’ You lucked out with ‘Trebil.’

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