March 21, 2019

200 Free Relay Finishes 11th on Day Two of NCAA’s


AUSTIN, Texas – The Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team capped off the second day of the 2019 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships with a top finish in the 200 Free Relay, turning in the No. 2 time in program history of 1:27.83. The group finished 11th overall in the final session, held at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.

• The squad of sophomore Taylor Petrak, sophomore Freya Rayner, junior Rebekah Bradley and senior Maria Coy turned in a season-best time of 1:27.83 in the final session, dropping 0.29 seconds from the group’s preliminary time.
• Petrak led off with a split of 22.36, Rayner followed at 21.64, followed by Bradley at 22.08. Coy anchored the squad with an impressive 21.75 split.
• The Buckeyes moved up one spot from their preliminary finish of 12th, claiming 11th overall in the nation.
• The time is now the second-fastest in program history.

500 FREE
• Junior Molly Kowal took 30th overall in the 500 Free, posting a time of 4:41.71.

200 IM
• Junior Kathrin Demler led the Buckeyes in the 200 IM with a time of 1:56.62, a new personal-best time by 0.01 second, and good for 19th overall.
• Sophomore Kristen Romano placed 25th, clocking in at 1:57.02.

• Rayner posted a time of 22.50 to finish 34th.

• Bradley, sophomore Hanna Gresser, sophomore Katie Trace and Romano posted a new season-best of 3:32.91 to finish 21st.
• The quartet shaved 0.43 second off their entry time, which is No. 3 in program history.

• Junior Lara Tarvit finished 28th on the 1-Meter board, registering ascore of 263.30.

The meet continues tomorrow with a preliminary session at 10 a.m. ET, followed by a final session at 6 p.m. The 400 IM, 100 Fly, 200 Free, 100 Breast, 100 Back 200 Medley Relay and 3-Meter will be contested. Preliminaries are available to stream on, and the final session is available on ESPN3.