Jan. 4, 2017


Columbus, Ohio— The first Ohio State athletics victory on home soil was claimed by the women’s swimming team in its 164-68 dual meet win over Toledo on Wednesday. The Buckeyes remain undefeated in dual meets on the season and they won every event against the Rockets.

The relays were especially successful for Ohio State. In the 200 medley and freestyle relays, OSU foursomes took the Top 3 spots; Marianne Kahmann, Molly Washko, Meg Bailey, and Kathleen Cook began the meet with a time of 1:44.73 in the medley relay, and Devin Landstra, Amanda McNulty, Quinn Fike, and Macie McNichols ended things with a time of 1:38.93 in the freestyle relay.

Individually, things started with two first place finishes by freshmen. Kathrin Demler bested the field in the 500 freestyle (4:58.01) and Kahmann did the same in the 100 backstroke with a time of 56.83.

Veterans led the rest of the way for Ohio State. Bailey won the 100 breaststroke with her time of 1:04.74, then Liz Li touched the wall first in the 50 freestyle (22.85). Li also won the final individual event of the day, placing first in the 200 freestyle at 1:52.43.

In addition to Li, Lindsey Clary won two races against the Rockets: the 200 butterfly and 400 IM. Her time in the former was 2:03.20, and 4:16.08 in the latter. Her time in the 400 IM was over 12 seconds faster than the second place finisher.

Rounding out the other events were Maria Coy in the 100 freestyle, winning with a time of 52.59; Zulal Zeren in the 200 backstroke, placing first with a mark of 2:01.48; Taylor Vargo and her time of 2:19.48 in the 200 breaststroke; and Amanda McNulty, who comfortably won the 100 butterfly at 56.76.

Ohio State’s next meet will be Jan. 13-14 at Cincinnati. Kenyon and Oakland will also be in attendance.