March 13, 2022

Buckeye Women Take First, Men Second at CSCAA National Invitational Championships

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – After three days of competition at the Beacon Health Aquatic Center.in Elkhart, Ind., the Ohio State women’s swimming team earned a first-place finish with 828 points and the men’s team took second with 670 points at the 2022 CSCAA National Invitational Championships.

Overall, seven meet records were set by the Buckeyes and 12 events were won by Ohio State swimmers.

Day 1 Recap

  • Freshman Paige Hall earned the Buckeyes’ first title of the meet, taking first in the 200 IM in a time of 1:59.51.
  • The women’s 400 medley relay of Tristan Harrison, Leah Baker, Morgan Kraus and Hall also picked up a title, clocking a time of 3:35.75.

Day 2 Recap

  • Ohio State added five more wins on Friday evening, including two meet records.
  • Sophomore Kyra Sommerstad won the women’s 400 IM in a personal best time of 4:11.21 for Ohio State’s first of five wins of the day.
  • Sophomore JP Khouzam clocked a 46.59 for a CSCAA meet record to win the men’s 100 butterfly for the Buckeyes. His finish was also a career-best.
  • Ohio State earned another meet record in the following race as Allie Fenska raced a time of 1:46.95 to win the women’s 200 freestyle and take the CSCAA meet record. The freshman bested her previous personal record by over a second.
  • In the 100 backstroke, it was sophomore Tristan Harrison who took the win. She touched the wall in a career-best time of 52.73.
  • The Buckeye’s closed out the day with a win in the women’s 800 freestyle relay. The team of Gwen Woodbury, Paige Hall, Fenska and Mia Rankin finished ahead of second-place Tennessee by over two seconds, with a final time of 7:15.14.

Day 3 Recap

  • Pete Krusinski, a sophomore, won the 100 IM in a meet record time of 48.35.
  • Junior Thomas Watkins added another Buckeye win in the 200 backstroke with a 1:42.80 finish for the CSCAA meet record.
  • James Ward picked up the men’s third consecutive event title of the day with a win in the 100 freestyle. His time of 42.88 set a meet record and is a personal-best finish.
  • Morgan Kraus earned the women’s first win of the day with a meet-record finish in the 200 butterfly. The junior touched the wall in a career-best time of 1:57.04.
  • The Buckeyes closed out the meet with a win in the men’s 400 free relay. The team of Ward, Jay Johnson, Daniel Baltes and Mario McDonald finished in a time of 2:53.15 to set a CSCAA meet record.

Up Next

Ohio State will compete at the 2022 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships starting next week in Atlanta, Ga. The women’s national championship meet will be held March 16-19 and the men’s from March 23-26. The Buckeyes have qualified 14 women and 13 men for this years NCAA Championship meet.

 

2022 CSCAA National Invitational Championship
March 10-12, 2022 | Elkhart, Ind.

 
Women’s 200 Free Relay – 4. Harrison, Fenska, Hall, Kraus – 1:31.10
Men’s 200 Free Relay – 4. McDonald, Ward, Krusinski, Baltes – 1:19.05
Women’s 50 Fly – 2. Tristan Harrison – 23.88
Men’s 50 Fly – 4. James Ward – 21.84; 9. JP Khouzam – 21.89
Women’s 50 Breast – 7. Leah Baker – 28.91
Men’s 50 Breast – 14. Ian Mikesell – 25.31
Women’s 500 Free – 3. Mia Rankin – 4:45.92; Gwen Woodbury – 4:49.80; 7. Libby Gilbert – 4:50.11
Men’s 500 Free – 5. Jonathan Edwards – 4:20.44; 9. Matthew Magness; 12. North Hansen – 4:24.42; 19. Jay Johnson – 4:29.33
Women’s 50 Back – 2. Morgan Kraus – 24.88
Women’s 200 IM – 1. Paige Hall – 1:59.51; 3. Kyra Sommerstad – 1:59.96; 9. Aislinn Walsh – 2:02.53
Men’s 200 IM – 5. Pete Krusinski – 1:47.27; 15. Nathan Holty – 1:49.11; 20. Thomas Watkins – 1:51.95
Men’s 50 Free – 4. James Ward – 19.97; 5. Daniel Baltes – 19.98; 6. Mario McDonald – 20.04
Women’s 400 Medley Relay – 1. Harrison, Baker, Kraus, Hall – 3:35.74
Men’s 400 Medley Relay – 5. Watkins, Mikesell, Khouzam, Johnson – 3:13.79
Women’s 400 IM – 1. Kyra Sommerstad – 4:11.21; 2. Mia Rankin – 4:12.95
Men’s 400 IM – 5. Nathan Holty – 3:52.19; Matthew Magness – 3:55.39
Women’s 100 Fly – 2. Morgan Kraus – 52.58; 4. Tristan Harrison – 52.95; 10. Aislinn Walsh – 54.21
Men’s 100 Fly – 1. JP Khouzam – 46.59*; 11. James Ward – 47.04
Women’s 200 Free – 1. Allie Fenska – 1:46.95*; 3. Paige Hall – 1:47.19; 11. Gwen Woodbury – 1:47.94
Men’s 200 Free – 5. Jay Johnson – 1:36.52; 17. North Hansen – 1:38.88
Women’s 100 Breast – 2. Leah Baker – 1:00.44
Men’s 100 Breast – 6. Pete Krusinski – 53.95; 10. Ian Mikesell – 54.47
Women’s 100 Back – 1. Tristan Harrison – 52.73; 2. Morgan Kraus – 53.60
Men’s 100 Back – 5. Thomas Watkins – 47.77
Women’s 800 FR – 1. Woodbury, Hall, Fenska, Rankin – 7:15.14
Men’s 800 FR – 6. Ward, Edwards, Magness, Johnson – 6:34.42
Women’s 1650 Free – 2. Mia Rankin – 16.26.43; 3. Gwen Woodbury – 16:27.59; 4. Libby Gilbert – 16:32.19
Men’s 1650 Free – 2. North Hansen – 15:11.20; 5. Jonathan Edwards – 15:27.81; 11. Matthew Magness – 15:46.58
Women’s 100 IM – 5. Paige Hall – 55.76; 8. Aislinn Walsh – 56.21; 14. Reese Dehen – 57.15;
Men’s 100 IM – 1. Pete Krusinski – 48.35*; 15. Nathan Holty – 50.76
Women’s 200 Back – 4. Kyra Sommerstad – 1:57.32; 7. Libby Gilbert – 1:58.77
Men’s 200 Back – 1. Thomas Watkins – 1:42.80*
Women’s 100 Free – 2. Tristan Harrison – 49.59; 19. Allie Fenska – 51.29
Men’s 100 Free – 1. James Ward – 42.88*; 4. Mario McDonald – 43.70; 17. Daniel Baltes – 44.53; 18. Jay Johnson – 44.68
Women’s 200 Breast – 5. Reese Dehen – 2:13.91; 15. Leah Baker – 2:17.10; 20. Mia Rankin – 2:19.73
Men’s 200 Breast – 13. Nathan Holty – 2:01.03
Women’s 200 Fly – 1. Morgan Kraus – 1:57.04*; Gwen Woodbury – 2:00.31; 8. Aislinn Walsh – 2:01.41
Men’s 200 Fly – 2. JP Khouzam – 1:44.06
Women’s 400 FR – 3. Hall, Harrison, Kraus, Fenska – 3:19.44
Men’s 400 FR – 1. Ward, Johnson, Baltes, McDonald – 2:53.15*

* CSCAA Meet Record

 

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