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COLUMBUS, Ohio The 30th-ranked Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team picked up its second win in 24 hours by defeating Wright State, 191.5-102.5, Sunday at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The win, in the wake of a win Saturday over Toledo at Toledo, improved the nation’s No. 30-ranked team’s record to 4-0 on the season.

The Buckeyes won 13 of the 16 swimming events Sunday, including the 200 medley relay to open the meet. Juniors Samantha Cheverton and Anita Beck led the Buckeyes with two wins apiece. Cheverton touched first in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke while Beck pulled off double wins in the 1000 and 500 freestyle events, respectively.

These Buckeyes were also victorious vs. Wright State Sunday:

  • Kelsey Moran in the 50 backstroke in 26.63;
  • Catherine Eitel in the 50 breaststroke in 30.13;
  • Jackie Brousseau in the 50 free in 24.36;
  • Shannon Draves won the 50 butterfly in 25.87;
  • Lisa Narum won the 200 individual medley in 2:09.43;

Coming off the competition and travel Saturday, coach Bill Dorenkott limited the number of individual events for each of his swimmers. The teams’ two coaches – Wright State is coached by Sion Brinn – also agreed to swim 50 and 100 races in place of the 100 and 200 distances for the breaststroke, butterfly and backstroke events.

“We were tired,” Dorenkott said following the meet, “but that is not unexpected considering what we did Saturday. We also had a very difficult practice on Friday afternoon and then followed that with one of our hardest weight room sessions this year Friday evening.”

Divers Chelsea Davis and Bianca Alvarez also produced wins for the Buckeyes off the 1- and 3-meter springboard competitions, respectively.

The Buckeyes do not compete again until Jan. 22, a dual meet at Michigan State.

Women’s Swimming

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010

Columbus, Ohio

McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

Team Scores: 1. Ohio State 191.5; 2. Wright State 102.5 

Ohio State Event Winners: 200 medley relay – Mitchell, Eitel, Creran, Narum (1:48.29); 1000 freestyle – Anita Beck (10;19.08); 50 backstroke – Moran (26.63); 50 breaststroke – Eitel (30.13); 100 butterfly – Cheverton (56.04); 50 free – Brousseau (24.36); 100 backstroke – Cheverton (57.09); 100 breaststroke – Alexander (1:07.19); 500 freestyle – Beck (5:04.06); 50 butterfly – Draves (25.87); 200 individual medley – Narum (2:09.43); 1-meter diving – Davis (329.03); 3-meter diving – Alvarez (407.33). 

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