Oct. 7, 2016

Day One Results

Columbus, Ohio— Day one of the FGCU Classic is complete and Ohio State holds a slim lead over the other five teams in the field.

After winning this meet last year, OSU got off to a great start this year; the foursome of Zulal Zeren, Molly Washko, Liz Li, and Macie McNichols won the first event of the day, the 200 medley relay. Their time of 1:42.54 narrowly edged out the relay team of Florida Gulf Coast, who were just a tenth of a second slower. The very next event proved successful as well for the Buckeyes, as Meg Bailey took second in the 400 IM (4:17.01), posting the first NCAA B cut time of the season.

Kathleen Cook and Lindsey Clary represented in the 200 freestyle, posting times of 1:51.96 and 1:49.93, respectively. What followed was another Buckeye win and NCAA B time. Li won the 50 freestyle with a mark of 22.74, the only swimmer in the field to go sub-:23.

Bailey was the top Ohio State finisher in the 100 butterfly with a time of 55.28 and Zeren placed second in the 200 backstroke (2:02.04). Swimming in the B final of the latter event, Kaitlyn Ferrara had the second-best time in the field with a mark of 2:01.32.

Day one ended with the 100 breaststroke and 400 freestyle relay. Taylor Vargo (1:04.49) and Washko (1:41.31) were the two OSU swimmers in the 100 breast, while a foursome of McNichols, Maria Coy, Chantel Wynn, and Li took first in the final event of the night (3:22.90) to give Ohio State a relay sweep.

  1. The Ohio State University 230
    2. Louisiana State University 226
    3. Virginia Tech 224
    4. Florida Gulf Coast University 221
    5. Utah, University of 205
    6. Rutgers University Swimming 181