Feb. 24, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Behind a sweep in all four events, the Ohio State synchronized swimming team scored 90 points en route to beating four programs on the campus of Boston University Saturday and Sunday. Wheaton College finished second with 61 points, while host Boston University rounded out the Top 3, compiling 53 points. Pennsylvania was fourth (48 points) and Smith College was fifth (22 points).   The Buckeyes will return to Columbus, Ohio, March 2 to host the North Regional Championships. The competition is set to begin at 2 p.m. in McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.   Buckeyes Chelsea AtonLauren Nicholson and Paige Ramsey earned an 85.750 for the top spot in the trio competition. Teammates Katie LaBountyKatie Spada and Khadija Zanotto were second (84.250).   Once again, the Scarlet and Gray captured the Top 2 places, this time in the duet competition when Yuliya Maryanko and Ramsey scored 87.500 points. The pair of Spada and Zanotto was rewarded 85.167 points following their performance.   Only one Buckeye, LaBounty, competed in the solo competition and she earned an 83.333 for first place.   Finally, in the team routine event, the Scarlet Squad of Chelsea Aton, LaBounty, Maryanko, Lauren Nicholson, Ramsey, Spada, Zanotto and Colleen Courtmanche dominated the field, collecting 87.833 points.    Ohio State at Boston University Feb. 23-24   Team Standings 1.       Ohio State, 90 2.       Wheaton College, 61 3.       Boston University, 53 4.       Pennsylvania, 48 5.       Smith College, 22   Trio 1.       Chelsea Aton, Lauren Nicholson, Paige Ramsey (Ohio State), 85.750 2.       Katie LaBounty, Katie Spada, Khadija Zanotto (Ohio State), 84.250 3.       Nicole Chicoine, Christine Dyster, Janine Kopeski (Wheaton College), 75.500 4.       Amanda Kelleher, Megan Ganley, Sarah Harrison (Boston University), 65.500 5.       Jessica Marlor, Charlotte Ennen, Sarah Dunalewicz (Smith College), 63.250 6.       Kelsey Hall, Hannah Facey, Eileen Wang (Pennsylvania), 59.000   Duet 1.       Yuliya Maryanko and Paige Ramsey (Ohio State), 87.500 2.       Katie Spada and Khadija Zanotto (Ohio State), 85.167 3.       Kayla Moses and Kirsten Wendth (Wheaton College), 80.333 4.       Elissa Feist and Jennifer Wilczynski (Boston University), 68.000 5.       Marie Hoff and Veronica Faller (Boston University), 64.167 6.       Jennifer Sackowski and Kelsey Hall (Pennsylvania), 60.000 7.       Shinjini Srivastava and Carolina White (Pennsylvania), 52.500   Solo 1.       Katie LaBounty (Ohio State), 83.333 2.       Kayla Moses (Wheaton College), 79.167 3.       Nicole Chicoine (Wheaton College), 74.667 4.       Jennifer Wilczynski (Boston University), 69.167   Team 1.       Ohio State, 87.833 2.       Wheaton College, 79.417 3.       Boston University, 69.167 4.       Pennsylvania, 61.000 5.       Smith College, 58.500 6.       Pennsylvania, 55.417