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Feb. 11, 2007

Results

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team recorded three NCAA `B’ qualifying standards to conclude the competition at the Big Ten Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Minneapolis, Minn. The Buckeyes finished the meet in eighth place.

Griet Buelens (Jr., Kapelle-Op-Den-Bos, Belgium/Ursuline Academy), captured the Buckeyes’ first medal in the 200-yard butterfly when she finished third in a NCAA provisional time of 1:59.20. The time is just .21 seconds away from an automatic qualifying time and a one-second drop from her preliminary time. Teammate Gulsah Gunenc (Sr., Edirne, Turkey/Edirne Anatolian), finished behind her, also improving her morning time from 2:00.40 to 1:59.50 for fourth place. The time also qualifies as a NCAA `B’ standard.

Jill Lockhart (Fr., Muncie, Ind./Yorktown) swam a NCAA `B’ standard of 2:00.25 to qualify for her first consolation finals in the 200-yard backstroke. Lockhart fell from her preliminary position of 11th place to 15th in a time of 2:02.34 in the evening.

Erin Church (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio/Ursuline Academy) swam a personal best time of 2:18.28 to earn 11th place – a five-spot jump from her preliminary standing – in the 200-yard breaststroke. Colleen Schweitzer (Fr., Highlands Park, Colo./Highlands Ranch) also swam the event in consolation finals. She finished 16th in a time of 2:20.59.

Ohio State concluded the three-day meet when the quad of Annie Rennenbom (Jr., Columbus, Ohio/Thomas Worthington), Stasia von Rahl (So., Mishawka, Ind./St. Joseph’s), Buelens and Lockhart swam the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:28.40 for ninth place.

The divers will compete at the NCAA Diving Zone meet, Mar. 2-4, in Ann Arbor, Mich. for a chance to compete at the 2007 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. Qualified swimmers and divers will advance to the NCAA championship meet in Minneapolis, Minn., March 8-10.

Individual Event Winner List 1650-yard Freestyle 1. Yuen Kobayaski (Minnesota) – 16:08.59 22. Haley Mitchell – 17:08.10 25. Sarah Krone – 17:15.79 36. Katie Chute – 18:09.24

200-yard Backstroke 1. Presley Bard (Indiana) – 1:55.62 15. Jill Lockhart – 2:02.34 25. Stephanie Fennell – 2:02.48

100-yard Freestyle 1. Lindsey Smith (Michigan) 49.04 21. Annie Rennebohm – 51.74 40. Stasia von Rahl – 52.74 42. Linda Lund – 52.89 46. Elaine Chan – 53.07 55. Farris Blaskovits – 53.65 56. Christina Sarnecki – 53.73 57. Sarah Ratica – 54.05

200-yard Breaststroke 1. Yi Ting Siow (Wisconsin) 2:11.91 11. Erin Church – 2:18.28 b is 21765 16. Colleen Schweitzer – 2:20.51 19. Megan Alexander – 2:19.92 27. Rebekah Rychalvsky – 2:21.83 36. Whitney Hackman – 2:24.17 41. Samantha Johnson – 2:26.13

200-yard Butterfly 1. Allison Kay (Indiana) – 1:58.40 3. Griet Buelens – 1:59.20 4. Gulsah Gunenc – 1:59.50 18. Jill Lockhart – 2:03.30 50. Liz Osterer – 2:11.41 51. Courtney Brayman – 2:12.44

Platform Diving 1. Christina Loukas (Indiana) 358.80

400-yard Freestyle Relay 1. Michigan – 3:18.40 9. Ohio State – 3:28.40

Final Team Standings 1. Indiana- 715.5 2. Michigan-562 3. Penn State-537.5 4. Minnesota – 442 5. Wisconsin – 413.5 6. Purdue-302 7. Northwestern -301 8. Ohio State-187 9. Illinois-176.5 10. Iowa- 108 11. Michigan State-44