Jan. 22, 2005
The Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team competed in the Mike Peppe Aquatic Center for the last time Saturday. The Buckeyes beat Michigan State 196-103, winning 13 of the 15 events, but lost to Minnesota, 143-156, winning nine of the 15 events.
The Buckeyes had two overall, double-event winners. Gulsah Gunenc (So., Edirne, Turkey/Edirne ) took first against both Minnesota and Michigan State in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly with times of 56.90 and 2:04.18, respectively. Griet Buelens (Fr., Kapelle, Belgium/Ursulinen Mechelen) also topped both teams in two events touching the wall first in the 100-yard freestyle (51.82) and 200-yard freestyle (1:51.09). Nicole Maglich (Jr., Sarasota, Fla./Sarasota) placed first overall in the 1,650-yard freestyle event, recording an NCAA B qualifying time of 16:54.30. Senior Kylie Lancken (Pymble, Australia/Ravenswood) also out-touched all other competitors in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:04.52.
Against Michigan State, Maglich took first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:55.15. Lancken won the 100-yard backstroke against the Spartans. Rebekah Rychvalsky (So., Sydney, Australia/Castle Hill) won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:05.63. Gunenc recorded a third win in the 200-yard individual medley.
In the diving well, Ohio State’s Julie Broms (So., Springfield, Ill./Springfield) won both boards. On the 1-meter, Broms scored 267.65 while on the 3-meter she score 299.30, beating out Jessica Livingston of Minnesota, who was the reigning Big Ten Diver of the Week. Anesa Beard (So., Franklin, Ind./Franklin Community) placed second on the 3-meter with a score of 296.40.
“I’m happy, but disappointed,” Jeanne Fleck, Ohio State head coach, said. “I’m happy we beat Michigan State and I’m happy we swam well, but I am disappointed we lost a close one. Minnesota should have come in and beat us, but we swam well and were able to keep it close. If everything had gone perfect we could have won it, but unfortunately everything didn’t go perfect. It came down to the last relay and it just wasn’t enough.”
The Buckeyes will return to action when they travel to Iowa City, Iowa to take on the Hawkeyes and Northwestern at 1 p.m.
Final Results: Minnesota 156 – Ohio State 143 Ohio State 196 – Michigan State 103 Minnesota 217.50 – Michigan State 81.50
Winners List Ohio State (143) vs. Minnesota (156) Event Swimmer Time 400-yard medley relay Ohio State University 3:52 1,650-yard freestyle Nicole Maglich (OSU) 16:54.30 200-yard freestyle Griet Buelens (OSU) 1:51.09 100-yard backstroke Katie Wind (MINN) 58.48 100-yard breaststroke Bridget McCoy (MINN) 1:05.50 50-yard freestyle Katy Coombe (MINN) 23.96 200-yard butterfly Gulsah Gunenc (OSU) 2:04.18 100-yard freestyle Griet Buelens (OSU) 51.82 200-yard backstroke Kylie Lancken (OSU) 2:04.52 500-yard freestyle Kate Hardt (MINN) 4:55.15 100-yard butterfly Gulsah Gunenc (OSU) 56.90 200-yard individual medley Kate Hardt (MINN) 2:07.50 400-yard freestyle relay Minnesota 3:28.84
Event Diver Score 1-meter Julie Broms (OSU) 267.65 3-meter Julie Broms (OSU) 299.30
Winners list Ohio State (196) vs. Michigan State (103) Event Swimmer Time 400-yard medley relay Ohio State University 3:52 1,650-yard freestyle Nicole Maglich (OSU) 16:54.30 200-yard freestyle Griet Buelens (OSU) 1:51.09 100-yard backstroke Kylie Lancken (OSU) 58.73 100-yard breaststroke Rebekah Rychvalsky (OSU) 1:05.63 50-yard freestyle Rachael Hagerman (MSU) 23.77 200-yard butterfly Gulsah Gunenc (OSU) 2:04.18 100-yard freestyle Griet Buelens (OSU) 51.82 200-yard backstroke Kylie Lancken (OSU) 2:04.52 500-yard freestyle Nicole Maglich (OSU) 4:55.50 100-yard butterfly Gulsah Gunenc (OSU) 56.90 200-yard individual medley Gulsah Gunenc (OSU) 2:10.34 400-yard freestyle relay Michigan State 3:30.91 Event Diver Score 1-meter Julie Broms (OSU) 267.65 3-meter Julie Broms (OSU) 299.30