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Feb. 5, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State synchronized swimming team (9-0) won the OSU College Association Meet Saturday at the Varsity Pool in Larkins Hall. The Buckeyes finished with 104 points, ahead of Michigan (70.5), William & Mary (67.0), Ohio (63.5) and Miami (38.0).

Juniors Chelsea Luker and Carly Grimshaw won the duet event, posting a mark of 93.667. Rookies Michelle Benzie and Julia Broadfoot placed second with a score of 92.000. Luker, Grimhaw and senior Lauren Marsh took home first-place honors in the trio event with a score of 91.833. Teammates Heather Burdick, Lindsay Newbill and Ellen Hacker finished second with a score of 91.667.

In addition, Luker won technical elements with a score of 8.926. Grimshaw followed in second and Burdick was third. Sophomore Brooke Paul earned first place in `B’ figures and Mary Elliott placed second in `C’ figures. Ohio State also claimed first and second place in the team event. The Buckeyes return to action next weekend with two dual meets in Virginia. Ohio State will battle Richmond Feb. 12 before heading to Williamsburg to face William & Mary Feb. 13.

FINAL RESULT Feb. 5, 2005 OSU College Association Meet

TEAM STANDINGS Ohio State 104 Michigan 70.5 William & Mary 67 Ohio 63.5 Miami 38

SOLO 1. Kim Marsh, W&M 83.333 2. Rochelle Ross, Michigan 80.000 3. Beth Volpe, Ohio 78.667

DUET 1. Chelsea Luker, Carly Grimshaw (Ohio State) 93.667 2. Michelle Benzie, Julia Broadfoot (Ohio State) 92.000 3. Katie Laure, Kim Marsh (W&M) 84.167 4. Patti Johnson, Carin Martin (Ohio) 77.333 5. Sydney Koerner, Gina Mussallem (Miami) 71.333

TRIO 1. Chelsea Luker, Carly Grimshaw, Lauren Marsh (Ohio State) 91.833 2. Heather Burdick, Lindsay Newbill, Ellen Hacker (Ohio State) 91.667 3. Sarah Van Wesep, Amy Blanshard, Rochelle Ross (Michigan) 75.833 4. Jessica Galimore, Katherine Messana, Erika Picciotto (Michigan) 72.333

TEAM 1. Ohio State `A’ 96.333 2. Ohio State `B’ 93.500 3. William & Mary 85.583 4. Ohio `A’ 72.000 5. Michigan 70.333 6. Ohio `B’ 62.583 7. Miami 59.333

TECHNICAL ELEMENTS 1. Chelsea Luker (Ohio State) 8.296 2. Carly Grimshaw (Ohio State) 8.264 3. Heather Burdick (Ohio State) 8.208

`B’ FIGURES 1. Brooke Paul (Ohio State) 76.250 2. Michelle Benzie (Ohio State) 75.39 13. Julia Broadfoot (Ohio State) 74.314

`C’ FIGURES 1. Merry Von Roedem (W&M) 67.735 2. Mary Elliott (Ohio State) 67.730 3. Amy Blanshard (Michigan) 65.067