Justin Fleagle, pictured with his mother Marscia
(6-4-19) Celina’s Justin Fleagle has announced his verbal commitment to swim in the future for Ohio State. He will be the second member of his family to swim at OSU, his older brother Josh, who graduated from OSU in 2017 was an All-American for the Buckeyes.
“I have been a fan of and admired The Ohio State University swimming program since I was an 8 & under and am happy to announce my commitment to continue my swimming career there. My parents and I have always acquired great advice and support from Coach Wadley and now Coach Dorenkott. I have enjoyed meeting the team members as well as the great assistant coaches and observing the close family team environment! I am excited to find success in the coming steps of my college journey. GO BUCKS!!”
Fleagle in April won the 100 back at 2019 YMCA Short Course National Championships, representing Auglaize Mercer Family YMCA. He also scored a third place in the 50 free and a fourth in the 100 fly and earned Personal Bests in all three events, including his first sub-20 50 free.
Celina Boys 2017 200 Free Relay Champions OHSAA Division II (Fleagle was a Freshman)
It was Fleagle’s second national title his first came last summer at Long Course Y Nationals. THe won the 50m back (26.18) and was runner-up in the 100 back (57.53), fourth in the 100 free (52.91), fifth in the 50 free (23.79), and ninth in the 100 fly (56.33).
With his commitment Fleagle will join Owen Conley in the OSU’s class of 2024.