July 29, 2018

Buckeyes Finish Phillips 66 National Championships On A High Note

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IRVINE, Calif. – The Buckeyes wrapped up competition at the USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships on Sunday, headlined by a Top 10 finish from Molly Kowal in the 1500 Free and a Top 12 finish from Andrew Loy in the 50 Free. After five days of competition, Ohio State swimmers bring home 11 Top 25 finishes among the nation’s best swimmers.

Kowal claimed ninth in the 1500 Free final, clocking in at 16:22.99 and shaving off 17.06 seconds from her previous personal best. The rising junior had a busy five days, also placing in the Top 15 in the 800 Free and the 400 IM as well as a time improvement on her 400 Free.

Loy grabbed a 12th-place finish in the 50 Free, posting a time of 22.55 in the B Final. Between his entry and final time, Loy dropped an impressive 0.43 seconds. The incoming junior also finished 19th in the 100 Free and 21st in the 200 Free finals.

Daniel Gloude narrowly missed the 200 IM final, registering a time of 2:03.67 which is 0.83 seconds better than his previous best.

Other top finishes from the past four days of competition include two from rising sophomore Hanna Gresser in the 50 and 100 Breast, incoming freshman Jason Mathews in the 50 Breast, Marianne Kahmann in the 50 Back and Ben Sugar in the 50 Fly.

Phillips 66 National Championships
William Woollett Aquatic Center – Irvine Calif.
Sunday, July 29

Men 200 IM
34. Daniel Gloude – 2:03.67 (prelim)

Women 1500 Free (final)
9. Molly Kowal – 16:22.99
30. Grace Kowal – 16:58.66

Men 800 Free (final)
42. Nick Hogsed – 8:13.29

Men 200 Free
12. Andrew Loy – 22.55 (final)