Tim Phillips and the Ohio State 400 freestyle relay team didn't have the start they wanted on Saturday. During prelims, the team missed qualifying for the finals by just four hundreths of a second, finishing in 9th place.
That time was fast enough to place them at the head of the "B Group" final, and they were determined to step up. The team of Michael Bisalle, Josh Flegaele Stefen Hillmer, and Phillips set a new Ohio State record with a time of 2:51.26. In Fact, the time was the fifth fastest relay time, including the "A Group" finals. But since they didn't qualify for that group, the highest place they could earn was 9th overall.
Tim did end his career on a positive note though. Not only did he anchor the team to a new school record, but he recorded his fastest split of his career during the race at 42.14 seconds.
Congrats on an incredible career Tim!