March 14, 2018
Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s 800 freestyle relay kicked off the 2018 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday night at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion with the second-fastest time in program history, a readout of 7:03.29.
Kristen Romano began the relay with a split of 1:45.03, a mark that is the second fastest in program history. Senior Meg Bailey followed with a 1:45.79 before Katie Trace entered the water and registered a readout of 1:46.52. Sophomore Kathrin Demler closed it out with a split of 1:45.95 to help Ohio State clock the time of 7:03.29.
The time for Ohio State was an improvement from the Big Ten meet and three of Ohio State’s four student-athletes on the 800 relay squad are underclassmen. Day two of the NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships begins with prelims on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. ET and finals will begin at 6 p.m. ET. Diving on the one meter will begin at 12:30 p.m. ET.
You can watch all the live action of the event on Buckeye Vision.