COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State synchronized swimming team was crowned U.S. Senior National champions Saturday afternoon in front of a home crowd at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The Buckeyes scored 64 points for the title.
The 27-time U.S. Collegiate champions continued their domination this season by taking the top spot in each routine they competed in Saturday.
Yuliya Maryanko collected two gold-medals, finishing first in both the solo and duet events. The freshman scored a mark of 175.6250 with her inspiring solo routine. Maryanko’s duet partner Michelle Theriault also captured a pair of gold medals. Theriault and Maryanko’s first-place duet earned a score of 173.9000.
Ohio State’s Scarlet Team was first in the team routine with a score of 173.4125. Theriault, Alex Beckett, Deborah Shim, Lauren Nicholson, Lauren Robinson, Java Nikbakht, Colleen Courtmanche and Paige Ramsey were all members of the first-place team.
Raquel Aguado, Katie LaBounty, Caitlin Hoffman, Kayley Colville, Monica Finnigan, Lara Tutton, Chelsea Aton and Liana Litsky combined for a third-place finish in the team competition with a score of 166.150.
Theriault (173.0375) and Nicholson (163.5125) also swam routines in the solo competition. They finished fifth and seventh, respectively.
Ramsey and Robinson’s duet finished with a score of 165.8500 for third. Beckett and Nikbakht’s score of 164.7875 was good for fifth.
April 14-16, 2011
2011 U.S. National Championships
McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
High Point Team Title
Ohio State 64
Walnut Creek 45
Coral Springs 12
Solo Finals (Top 5)
Yuliya Maryanko (Ohio State) – 175.6250
Michelle Theriault (Ohio State) – 173.0375
Alexa Tchekmarev (WCA) – 171.2625
4H. Nadine Brandl (AUT) – 170.9375
Alyson Haylor (WCA) – 169.9500
Svetlana Ponkratova (CCN) – 167. 5375
Duet Finals (Top 5)
Yuliya Maryanko, Michelle Theriault (Ohio State) – 173.9000
2H. Nadine Brandl, Livia Lang (AUT) – 171.2125
Alyson Haylor, Marisa Tashima (WCA) – 168.4875
Paige Ramsey, Lauren Robinson (Ohio State) – 165.8500
Victoria Mintz, Svetlana Ponkratova (CCN) – 164.9750
Alex Beckett, Java Nikbakht (Ohio State) – 164.7875
Team Finals (Top 5)
Ohio State Scarlet (Beckett, Shim, Theriault, Nicholson, Robinson, Nikbakht, Courtmanche, Ramsey) – 173.4125
WCA (Boneburg, Carrion, Haylor, Morrice, Rothrock, Staines, Tashima, Tchekmarev) – 169.9750
Ohio State Gray (Aguado, LaBounty, Hoffman, Colville, Finnigan, Tutton, Aton, Litsky) – 166.150
LWU (Abdalazem, Burdon, Burton, Eman, Francese, Johnston, Mendez, Webb) – 166.1000
LWU (Andressen, Bertolini, Birkelo, McWhorter, Placha, Salazar, Sebring, Shoemaker) – 159.0750
WCA (Boneburg, Carrion, Golomb, Haylor, Morrice, Rothrock, Straines, Tashima) – 85.5125
CSA (Aguirre, Diaz, Faria, Gonzalez, Luzardo, Orochena, Radovanovic, Reif) – 79.4375