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Jan. 15, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State synchronized swimming team defeated Keuka College and Michigan in the OSU Tri-Meet Saturday at Larkins Hall in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes finished with a total of 94 points, ahead of Keuka College (69.5) and Michigan (61). Ohio State earned first-place honors in the solo, duet and trio events.

Ohio State junior Chelsea Luker (Montreal, Quebec) won the solo event with a score of 91.333. Luker teamed up with Carly Grimshaw (Jr., Markham, Ontario) to claim the duet title with a mark of 92.667. Freshman sisters Leah Pinette (Bristol, Conn.) and Leayn Pinette (Bristol, Conn.) finished second in duet with a score of 90.167.

Seniors Lindsay Newbill (Laguana Hills, Calif.) and Heather Burdick (Walnut Creek, Calif.) and sophomore Ellen Hacker (Newark, Ohio) placed first in trio with a mark of 92.000. Grimshaw, Luker and Lauren Marsh (Sr., Spring Valley, Calif.) finished second in the event with a score of 91.833.

In addition, Grimshaw took home first-place honors in technical elements with a score of 80.875. Luker finished second and Hacker placed third.

The Buckeyes (3-0) return to action Jan. 29 when they travel to battle Walsh in Canton, Ohio.

FINAL RESULTS

TECHNICAL ELEMENTS 1. Carly Grimshaw, Ohio State 80.875 2. Chelsea Luker, Ohio State 80.156 3. Ellen Hacker, Ohio State 80.094

SOLO 1. Chelsea Luker, Ohio State 91.333 2. Rebecca Story Keuka College 86.500 3. Valerie Joibois, Ohio State 81.667

DUET 1. Chelsea Luker and Carly Grimshaw, Ohio State 92.667 2. Leah Pinette and Leayn Pinette, Ohio State 90.167 3. Emily Brewer and Rebecca Story, Keuka College 85.000

TRIO 1. Lindsay Newbill, Ellen Hack and Heather Burdick, Ohio State 92.000 2. Carly Grimshaw, Lauren Marsh and Chelsea Luker, Ohio State 91.883 3. Kera Sauer, Emily Brewer and Tiffany Rock, Keuka College 78.333