August 5, 2022

Buckeyes Shine at Summer Nationals


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State swimming and diving program saw great success at summer national meets, with the swimmers taking on the Phillips 66 Nationals and the divers competing at the U.S. Championships. Highlighting the Buckeyes’ summer national performances was a gold medal performance by Lyle Yost on the 1m springboard and a near sweep of the 1m podium by Ohio State, plus four top-eight finished by swimmers Felicia Pasadyn, Amy Fulmer, Hannah Bach and Josie Panitz.

USA Diving Open Championships | Full Results

The Buckeyes dominated the men’s 1m springboard at the U.S. Open Championships this week in Midland, Texas. Lyle Yost led the trio of Buckeyes in the finals with a gold medal result and 370.20 points. Rising sophomore Clayton Chaplin finished close behind in second, finishing with a final score of 361.35. Ohio State nearly complete the sweep of the board as Jack Matthews took fourth and a final score of 322.90, just 1.10 shy of the third-place finisher.

For the women’s 1m springboard, all three Buckeyes in the field – Jackie Brenn, Mackenzie Crawford and Amanda Ling – advanced to the finals. Brenn led the way with a sixth-place finish while Crawford and Ling followed in seventh and ninth, respectively.

Yost picked up another medal for Ohio State on the platform, earning a final score of 367.70. Chaplin also competed on platform and finished fourth.

On the 3m springboard, Chaplin earned his second medal of the meet with a third-place (390.65) finish for the Buckeyes. Matthews took fourth with a final score of 382.15. Crawford finished sixth in women’s 3m with a score of 247.75 in the finals.

Yost also teamed up with Stanford’s Jack Ryan to take fourth in the 3m synchro.

Men’s 3m Synchro
4. Lyle Yost/Jack Ryan – 297.96

Women’s 3m Springboard
6. Mackenzie Crawford – 247.75

Men’s 1m Springboard
1. Lyle Yost – 370.20
2. Clayton Chaplin – 361.35
4. Jack Matthews – 322.90

Men’s 3m Springboard
3. Clayton Chaplin – 390.65
4. Jack Matthews – 382.15

Women’s 1m Springboard
6. Jackie Brenn – 240.55
7. Mackenzie Crawford – 239.30
9. Amanda Ling – 229.00

Men’s Platform
2. Lyle Yost – 367.70
4. Clayton Chaplin – 329.10

USA Swimming Phillips 66 Nationals | Full Results

The swimmers took a trip to the sunshine state for the USA Swimming Phillips 66 Nationals, where four Buckeyes earned top-eight finishes and 26 competed overall.

Felicia Pasadyn, who joins the Ohio State roster this season, took bronze in the 400 IM for the best Buckeye finish at the meet. The graduate transfer raced to three personal best swims (200 Free – 2:00.42; 200 Fly – 2:14.52; 400 IM – 4:42.79) and advanced to the finals in each of her five races.

Amy Fulmer took the Buckeyes’ next best finish with a fourth-place result in the 100 backstroke. The rising senior finished in 1:00 flat in the A final after racing a 59.87 personal best in the prelims. She also went on to win the B finals of both the 50 and 100 freestyles. She raced a personal best in the 50 free swim off (24.86) before winning her finals heat of the event and posted a personal best time of 54.57 to win the B final of the 100 free.

Taking fifth in the 100 breaststroke for Ohio State was Hannah Bach, who touched the wall in a time of 1:08.54. The Brecksville, Ohio native also raced in the 200 breaststroke for the Buckeyes.

Josie Panitz rounded out the top-10 Buckeye finishers, taking sixth in the 200 breaststroke. The rising senior earned a personal best time of 2:28.71 in the prelims before going 2:28.98 in the finals. She also winning the B final of the 100 breaststroke (1:08.68) and raced in the 200 IM.

Overall, 10 Ohio State swimmers advanced to the finals or raced in the timed finals of their respective evens. Pasadyn led the way with five finals swims while Fulmer and Paige Hall (100 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 200 IM) competed in three. Panitz, Morgan Kraus (100 butterfly, 100 backstroke) and Kyra Sommerstad (200 butterfly, 400 IM) each earned two finals swims and Bach, Geringer (400 freestyle), Katherine Zenick (100 freestyle) and Mia Rankin (400 IM) competed in one final heat a piece.

Sixteen Buckeyes lowered their personal records in at least one event at the meet:

Event Event (Time) Event (Time) Event (Time)
Amy Fulmer 50 Free (24.86) 100 Free (54.57) 100 Back (59.87)
Maya Geringer 400 Free (4:16.79)
Chachi Gustafson 100 Fly (54.17)
North Hansen 800 Free (8:12.35) 1500 Free (15:42.74)
Tristan Harrison 200 Back (2:22.34) 100 Fly (1:02.14) 100 Back (1:04.42)
Karl Helmuth 100 Breast (1:02.67)
Morgan Kraus 100 Fly (59.89) 100 Back (1:02.09)
Pete Krusinski 100 Breast (1:04.60)
Ian Mikesell 100 Breast (1:03.51)
Josie Panitz 200 Breast (2:28.71)
Felicia Pasadyn 200 Free (2:00.42) 200 Fly (2:14.52) 400 IM (4:42.79)
Alex Quach 100 Fly (53.67)
Billy Regan 100 Breast (1:03.51) 200 Breast (2:17.05)
Kyra Sommerstad 200 Fly (2:14.31) 400 IM (2:50.71)
James Ward 100 Free (50.32) 100 Fly (55.35)
Katherine Zenick 100 Free (55.23)