COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State synchro closed out their regular season campaign on a high note, traveling to Yale and Wheaton College for a dual-meet weekend where they secured first place finishes in all categories. The Gray team first stopped at Yale University, winning the competition with 88 points ahead of Boston University (59), University of Pennsylvania (58), Yale University (50) and Wheaton College (42). Many of the competitors met the Buckeyes again on Sunday for the Wheaton Invitational. Ohio State synchro headed home on top with a score of 88. Other competitors included Wheaton College (61), Boston University (41) and Yale University (39). This makes the Buckeyes undefeated on the season in overall institution, solo, duet and team categories.
Daria Torba and Olivia Malloy both debuted solos for the first time this season. Torba edged Malloy for the first place spot by exactly one point at Yale. The results flipped on Sunday when Malloy secured a first place finish. Senior Kaitlyn Carboun paired with junior Sarah Walsh and topped the duet category at both meets. They’ve competed their duet three times prior this season and this weekend marks their most successful finishes. The trio of Ava Lichter, Breanna Malone and Renee Stehlik also dominated. Their routine has finished first at three meets this season.
The Gray squad reigned victorious at four meets in 2020: Richmond, William & Mary, Yale and Wheaton. The team took second only once, to the Ohio State Scarlet team at the Jessica Beck Memorial Competition early in February.
Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren even stopped by on Sunday to see the Buckeyes in action at Wheaton College!
UP NEXT: The team will now grind to prepare for North Regionals. The competition will be hosted by Michigan in Ann Arbor on March 7 and is the only stop between the Buckeyes and the 2020 U.S. Collegiate Championships.