COLUMBUS, Ohio – Once again qualifying each of the four swimmers competing for an evening final, the Ohio State women’s swimming team continued its weekend of fast swimming on Sunday at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion at the Ohio State Winter Invitational.
“Overall the Invite was a great opportunity,” assistant coach Stefanie Willaims said. “To have a format that is very similar to the format used at the Big Ten and NCAA championships is a great experience for all the swimmers competing.”
Swimming in their last race at McCorkle were seniors Shelby Gordon and Morgan Menzie.
Building on her win yesterday in the 100 backstroke, Menzie touched first in the 200 backstroke. Gordon also competed hard, just missing a personal best time in the 50 freestyle.
“For the seniors it was bittersweet finishing their careers at Ohio State,” Williams said. “Today was a great way for them to finish out their four years of memories.”
With cheers coming from their teammates who are resting for the upcoming Big Ten championships, freshmen Lisa Spurling and Emily King took second-place and third-place, respectively, in the 50 freestyle. For Spurling, it was a career best finishing time; this coming after a career best in the 100 freestyle Saturday.
The 18th-ranked Buckeyes travel to the campus of Indiana University for the women’s Big Ten championships this week. The four-day event runs Feb. 16-19.
Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011
McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
Ohio State Event Winners Day Two: 200 backstroke – Menzie, (2:08.44)