H20 Frogs heading to Ohio NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships

Sophomore Edgar Crespo is set to compete this weekend in the 100-yard breaststroke at the 2010 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Columbus, Ohio, at the Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion on the campus of Ohio State University.

After at least 18 swimmers and one coach were hospitalized for gastrointestinal problems, each division of the men’s championships has been postponed one day. Saturday marks the new day when Crespo will become the second Horned Frog to compete at the NCAA Championships since 1997.

It was a breakout year for Crespo in Horned Frog history. He earned All-Mountain West Conference honors for his finishes in the 100-breast, 100-fly and as a member of the Frogs’ 200-medley relay squad. In addition, the Panama City, Panama native was a two-time MWC Swimmer of the Week award winner. At the international level, Crespo earned a pair of medals at the 2009 Bolivarian Games, taking gold in the 50-breast and silver in the 100-breast. In 2008, he made an appearance at the Beijing Olympics, representing Panama.

At the 2010 MWC Championships, he earned a gold medal in the 100-breast while setting a new TCU record and personal-best time clocking 53.32. As a member of the Frogs’ 200-medley relay squad, he helped earn silver. Including his 100-breast win at the MWC Championships, Crespo led the Frogs with 14 total wins this season.

If you want to catch Crespo in the water, the Friday and Saturday sessions of NCAA Championships will be streaming on NCAA.com. On Sunday, ESPN360.com will stream the finals live.