Aug. 29, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Two former members of the Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team – Samantha Cheverton and Michelle Williams – recently competed at the Hancock Prospecting 2014 Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, Australia. Representing Team Canada, the pair took part in six events over the course of the five-day (Aug. 21-25) premier international meet.
Cheverton, who competed for Canada at the 2012 Summer Olympics, earned her top individual finish in the 200 freestyle event. A native of Lachine, Quebec, Cheverton solidified a fifth-place showing in a finals time of 1:58.96.
Competing as a member of the 4×200 freestyle relay, Cheverton earned a podium spot with a Top 3 finish. Team Canada recorded a time of 7:58.03 in the relay, touching just off the pace of representatives from the United States and Australia.
Cheverton was also a contender in the 400 freestyle and 100 freestyle events. She swam to an eighth-place finish in a time of 4:12.25 in the 400 freestyle, and claimed 29th in the 100 freestyle with a mark of 56.03.
Williams, a first-time member of the Canadian National Team, finished just shy of a personal-best time (25.45) in the 50 freestyle. A product of Toronto, Ontario, Williams recorded a time of 25.64 in the event, which awarded her eighth place in the standings. In the 100 freestyle, she touched in a time of 55.88 for 26th.
Like Cheverton, Williams also had a strong showing for Team Canada in relay action. Along with her 4×100 relay teammates, Williams earned fourth in a time of 3:39.78.
Cheverton concluded her collegiate career for the Scarlet and Gray in 2011, while Williams swam with the Buckeyes during the 2013-14 campaign.