COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 11 Ohio State men and No. 23 women’s swimming & diving teams finished out the Ohio State Invitational with a bang, sweeping the titles on the platform and earning two swimming event titles on Saturday at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Jacob Siler and Lara Tarvit won gold on the platform on the diving side. On the swimming side, Jason Mathews won the 200 Breast and Ruslan Gaziev won the 100 Free.
On the final day, Buckeyes added seven NCAA B Cuts, 11 career-best marks and 52 of the team’s best marks of the season yet. The men came out on top in the team race, winning with a score of 2,653 points. The 11th-ranked men were 465 points ahead of second-place No. 21 Notre Dame. The No. 23 women placed fourth with a total of 1,849 points, behind three of the top-ranked teams in the country. No. 3 Stanford finished first, No. 14 Notre Dame was second and No. 17 Kentucky took third.
SWIMMING FINAL – WOMEN
• Swimming the first 1650 Free of the season, Molly Kowal was fourth in the A Final with an NCAA “B” Cut time of 16:14.28. Kerrigan Vargo competed in her first 1650 Free, finishing 11th with a time of 16:35.13. Nicole Fye recorded a career-best time of 16:36.06, finishing 12th, as did Sally Tafuto (16:54.25) and Kendyl Ferrara (17:01.76).
• Kathrin Demler won the 200 Back C Final, posting a B Cut of 1:55.77. That time is the fastest for the team this season.
• Taylor Petrak was the top Buckeye in the 100 Free, finishing second in the B Final with her fastest time of the season at 49.61. Georgia White was third after setting a season-best time in the prelim at 50.02.
• Hanna Gresser led the way for the Buckeyes in the 200 Breast, finishing eighth at a season-best time of 2:12.83, also an NCAA qualifying standard.
• Keeping it rolling, Demler placed fifth in the 200 Fly A Final with a career-best time of 1:55.53, also an NCAA B Cut.
• The final event of the night was the 400 Free Relay, and the team of Petrak, Maria Coy, Lucija Jurkovic-Perisa and White placed sixth with a season-fastest time of 3:19.23.
SWIMMING FINAL – MEN
• Nick Hogsed (15:17.73), Carson Burt (15:26.64) and Austin Mortimer (15:29.64) went 3-4-5 in the 1650 Free A Final. Ryan Vander Meulen posted a career-best with a time of 15:40.30, placing 11th.
• In the 200 Back, Daniel Gloude notched a personal best by clocking in at 1:51.59. Henrique Painhas was the top finisher for the Buckeyes, placing eighth in the A Final. He set the team’s fastest time in the prelim at 1:46.58.
• Ruslan Gaziev won the 100 Free A Final with a career-best time of 42.79, an NCAA B Cut. Gaziev was in a close race with teammate Andrew Loy, who placed second with a personal-best time of 42.82. Sem Andreis won the B Final with a new personal-best time of 44.12 and Teo Chavez was second with his career-best time of 44.28. Josef Pohlmann claimed first in the D Final with a personal-best of 45.34.
• Jason Mathews posted a win in the 200 Breast, securing a career-best time of 1:55.96 and an NCAA B Cut. Paul DeLakis was fifth with a season-best time of 1:59.25, followed by Stefano Batista with a personal-best time of 1:59.74. Evan McFadden won the D Final with a time of 2:03.85.
• Henrique Painhas and Michael Salazar finished in ninth and 10th, respectively, in the 200 Fly A Final. Trey Gribble posted a season-best of 1:46.80 in the B Final and Carson Burt won the D final with a career-best time of 1:53.43.
• The men’s 400 Free Relay was a wire-to-wire race, with the Ohio State team ending in second. Gaziev, Loy, Matthew Abeysinghe and DeLakis made up the group and swam a season-best time of 2:52.97.
• The Ohio State diving squad swept the platform titles on both the men and women’s sides.
• Lara Tarvit claimed gold for the women’s team, posting a score of 265.35 which is a new season-high. Lexie Barker earned silver with a point total of 259.15. Ginger Lingard also finished inside the Top 10, placing seventh with a score of 225.45.
• Jacob Siler was the winner on the men’s team, recording a score of 368.90, a season-high. The Buckeyes went 4-5-6 next with Jacob Fielding (353.10), Joseph Canova (340.75) and Aaron Daniels-Freeman (330.10) in order. Christo Law rounded out the unit with an eighth place finish, totaling 289.55 points.
NCAA “B” Cuts
• 200 Fly – Kathrin Demler; Henrique Painhas
• 100 Free – Andrew Loy, Ruslan Gaziev
• 1650 Free – Molly Kowal
• 200 Back – Kathrin Demler
• 200 Breast – Jason Mathews
FINAL SESSION CAREER BESTS
• 200 Back – Daniel Gloude (1:51.59)
• 100 Free – Ruslan Gaziev (42.79), Andrew Loy (42.82), Sem Andreis (44.12), Teo Chavez (44.28), Josef Pohlmann (45.34)
• 200 Breast – Jason Mathews (1:55.96), Stefano Batista (1:59.74)
• 200 Fly – Kathrin Demler (1:55.53); Trey Gribble (1:46.80), Carson Burt (1:53.43)
FINAL SESSION SEASON BESTS
• 200 Back – Mikayla Murphy (1:58.59), Marianne Kahmann (1:58.64), Kathrin Demler (1:55.77), Kristen Romano (1:57.33) and Hannah Whiteley (2:00.96); John Sampson (1:48.21), Evan Stapp (1:51.08) and Ben Sugar (1:52.22)
• 100 Free – Taylor Petrak (49.61), Maria Coy (50.10), Lucija Jurkovic-Perisa (50.32) and Katie Wright (51.37); Matthew Abeysinghe (44.19), Mossimo Chavez (44.60), Kalvin Koethke (45.12), Michael Lynch (45.99)
• 200 Breast – Hanna Gresser (2:12.83), Laura Banks (2:19.62) and Grace Kowal (2:21.74)
• 200 Fly – Nicole Fye (2:04.20); Daniel Gloude (1:48.48), Ben Kuriger (1:51.06)
PRELIM SESSION SEASON BESTS
• 200 Back – Rebekah Bradley (1:57.33), Devin Landstra (1:58.37), Quinn Fike (2:01.24), Katie Trace (2:02.97), Emma Fish (2:04.91) and Alissa Cook (2:05.59); Henrique Painhas (1:46.58), Brad Shannon (1:47.24) and Colin McDermott (1:50.57)
• 100 Free – Ryan Vander Meulen (45.21), Nick Hogsed (45.70), Colin Roy (47.03), Austin Mortimer (47.24) and Hudson McDaniel (49.02); Georgia White (50.02), Brooke Glesenkamp (51.44), Lauren Kurzydlo (51.78), Amanda Palutsis (51.91), Alissa Cook (52.19), Becca Luft (52.19), Sally Tafuto (52.63), Kerrigan Vargo (53.32) and Kendyl Ferrara (53.32).
• 200 Breast – Molly Kowal (2:17.04), Georgia Mosher (2:19.81) and Natalia Jaspeado (2:20.65); Dom Harry (2:11.42)
• 200 Fly – Henrique Painhas (1:46.26), Alex Dillmann (1:49.98) and Lain Weaver (1:52.72)
Ohio State competes next in the Winter Nationals from Nov. 28 through Dec. 1 in Greensboro, N.C.