Oct. 31, 2014


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team took down the Kenyon Ladies Friday evening at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion by a score of 191-86. An all-around strong showing for the Buckeyes, Ohio State recorded a top mark in all 16 events contested to improve to 6-0 in dual meets for the season. 

The 200 medley relay squad of Lauren Davis, Amy Bopp, Ashley Vance and Zhesi Li notched a closely-contested, first-place touch in a time of 1:45.81 to open the meet. Sophomore Lindsey Clary followed it up, capturing her first win of the meet in the 1000 freestyle (10:04.41). 

Annie Gilig, a product of Duncan, S.C., only continued building momentum for the Buckeyes with a first-place touch in the 200 freestyle (1:51.97).

Junior Camey Rabold set a personal-best time of 56.20 to secure first place in the 100 backstroke. Following in successful fashion, Vance achieved her second victory of the meet. This time the senior standout placed first in the 100 breaststroke with a mark of 1:04.73. 

Ohio State swept the top-three spots in the 200 butterfly. The pack was lead by Bopp, who touched first in 2:02.11, while Amanda McNulty and Annelise Sprau finished in second and third, respectively. Before a break in competition, another personal best was recorded as Li brought home the 50 freestyle in 23.02.

Senior Taylor Ford earned the top mark  on both the one- and three-meter dives with scores of 293.63 and 337.35, respectively. 

Rookie Macie McNichols added nine points for Ohio State in her first solo victory of the meet in the 100 freestyle (51.96). Gillig picked up her second individual win with a solid showing in the 200 backstroke (2:02.11).

Momentum remained consistent as Maren Reeder seized a close victory in the 200 breastroke, clocking in at 2:23.24. Veteran Erin Dunseith touched the wall at a mark of 4:58.53, asserting the first-place standing in the 500 freestyle.

Senior Aliena Schmidtke was successful in the 100 butterfly, winning with a time of 55.67. Davis ended her night on a strong note, earning a first-place touch in the 200 individual medley (2:07.04). 

A contingent of Kaitlyn Ferrara, Sprau, Schmidtke and Clary closed the meet with a solid showing in the 400 freestyle relay (3:30.29). 

Ohio State will return to action at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion on Friday, Nov. 7 for a double-dual meet vs. Dennison and Princeton. Races are set to begin at 5 p.m.

Ohio State Women’s Swimming and Diving

McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion – Columbus, Ohio

Oct. 31, 2014

Team Scores: 

Ohio State 191, Kenyon Ladies. 86

Top Buckeye FInishes: 200 Medley Relay – 1.Davis, Bopp, Vance, Li (1:45.81); 1000 Free – 1.Clary (10:04.41); 200 Free – 1. Gillig (1:51.97); 100 Back – 1. Rabold (56.20); 100 Breast – 1. Vance (1:04.91);  200 Fly – 1. Bopp (2:02.11); 50 Free – 1. Li (23.02); 100 Free – 1. McNichols (51.96); 200 Back – 1. Gillig (2:02.11); 200 Breast – 1. Reeder (2:23.524); 500 Free – 1. Dunseith 4:58.53); 100 Fly – 1. Schmidtke (55.67) ; 200 IM – 1. Davis (2:07.04); 400 Free Relay – 1. Ferrara, Sprau, Schmidtke, Clary (3:30.29).