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Eli Stoll, a junior at Jonathan Alder High School in Plain City, Ohio, made a verbal commitment to Ohio State University for 2023-24. Stoll made the “Best of the Rest” section of our Way Too Early list of the best rookie boys in the high school class of 2023.
Stoll swims for his school under coach Katie Bumgarner and for the Greater Columbus Swim Team (GCSTO) under head coach Chris Binting. He specializes in backstroke and qualified for the Olympic Wave I trials in the 100m backstroke with 55.89.
In his second high school swim season, Stoll placed second in the 100 backstroke (49.23) and fourth in the 100 butterfly (49.99) at the 2021 Ohio High School Division 2 State Championships. In first year, he was fourth in the 100 backstroke (50.99) and sixth in the 200 IM (1: 54.19).
Stoll clocked times in the 200 backstroke and 100/200 fly at the LSC 18 and Ohio U winter swimming championships in Oxford. He won the 200 backstroke and placed 3rd in the 200 butterfly, 4th in the 100 backstroke, 10th in the 100 butterfly and 29th in the 50 freestyle. Three months later, at the LSC Virtual Swimming Championships in Ohio, he set lifetime records in the 200 freestyle, 50/100 backstroke, 100 chest and 200/400 IM.
Stoll competed in the Olympic trials in the 100 backstroke, finishing 24th, just 3/10 of her qualifying time. He also swam at Geneva Sectionals and Richmond Futures and ended the long course season with a completely overhauled time book, having lost time in each event.
Short distance course
- 100 back – 49.08
- 200 backstroke – 1: 47.53
- 100 flies – 49.93
- 200 flight – 1: 49.30
- 200 IM – 1: 50.95
Best LCM times:
- 100 back – 55.89
- 200 return – 2: 06.44
- 100 flies – 56.23
- 200 flies – 2: 05.56
- 200 MI – 2: 07.93
Stoll will join the Buckeyes of 2027 class with diver Tyler Read of Virginia. It took 48.12 / 1: 45.60 to score in the 100/200 at the 2021 B1G Championships.
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