January 11, 2020

Buckeyes Open Season at Zero Waste Dual Meet

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – They reigning national champion synchronized swimming team debuted five solos, five duets and three trios today at the annual Zero Waste meet. The sustainability department shared that prior to today’s meet, the team had already diverted 2,261 pounds of waste away from landfills through their zero waste events, helping to advance the university’s, and the program, goals to improve practices and challenge people to think more sustainably. 

Five freshmen from the program competed in the McCorkle pool for the first time. Olivia Malloy and Olivia Schafer competed solos for the Scarlet and Gray, marking their collegiate synchro debut in this category. Rose Homoelle paired with senior Phoebe Coffin for a duet and Mackenzie Finn and Victoria Carlson performed a trio with Trinity Patton to open the Buckeyes’ performances in this category. It also marks the beginning of the end for the program’s four seniors as Phoebe Coffin, Kaitlyn Carboun, Laila Huric and Breanna Malone began their senior season of collegiate synchronized swimming.

The program will showcase their 2020 team routines centered around the themes of mental health and sustainability at the Feb. 1 Jessica Beck Memorial Competition. Fans can visit McCorkle at 2 p.m. to see impressive showings by the Scarlet and Gray squads in four categories. 

Ohio State Buckeyes

Solo

  1. Laila Huric – 83.27
  2. Nikki Dzurko – 82.93
  3. Brenna Wojtysiak – 71.85 (Lindenwood University)

Duet

  1. Nikki Dzurko & Laila Huric – 83.7
  2. Kaitlyn Carboun & Sarah Walsh – 78.95
  3. Allison Maebius & Anna Schwartz – 58.42 (University of Michigan)

Trio

  1. Laila Huric, Rachel Jager & Cassie Neeley  – 81.62
  2. Ava Lichter, Breanna Malone & Renee Stehlik – 78.42
  3. Annie Rashes, Maggie Wiebe & Marisa Leach – 60.28 (University of Michigan)