COLUMBUS, Ohio. – The No. 6 women’s swimming and diving team and the No. 12 men’s swimming and diving team won the Ohio State Invitational, hosted at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion Nov. 17-19. The women finished with 2,496 points and the men had 2,555.50 points; both teams led second-place Indiana by over 100 points.
Men’s Meet Notes
- Charlie Clark won the 1650 free with a time of 14:46.80, which is an NCAA B standard time. Fabio Dalu placed fifth with an NCAA B cut time of 15:00.80. Alex Metzler (15:03.39), Alex Axon (15:06.42), Sam Campbell (15:10.38), Jonathan Edwards (15:19.05) and North Hansen (15:22.26) also finished with NCAA B cut times.
- Thomas Watkins placed third in the 200 back with a time of 1:42.23, which is an NCAA B cut time. William Bansberg placed 10th in the A-final with a time of 1:46.76. Campbell won the C-final with a time of 1:47.06.
- In the 100 free, Ruslan Gaziev placed second with an NCAA B cut time of 42.45. Alex Quach placed seventh (42.97) and James Ward placed eighth (43.15); both their times are NCAA B standard times.
- Billy Regan placed eighth in the 200 breast with a time of 1:58.42. Karl Helmuth finished 10th with a time of 1:59.02.
- Clayton Chaplin placed fourth in the platform dive with an overall score of 396.30. Lyle Yost placed fifth (394.75) and Jacob Fielding tied for sixth (346.00). All three scores are NCAA Zones qualifying scores.
- In the 200 fly, Chachi Gustafson placed second with an NCAA B standard time of 1:43.35. JP Khouzam finished fifth with an NCAA B cut time of 1:45.80.
- The relay team of Quach, Daniel Baltes, James Ward and Gaziev finished third in the 400 free relay with an NCAA A standard time of 2:49.94.
Women’s Meet Notes
- Maya Geringer placed third in the 1650 free with an NCAA B standard time of 16:14.40. Gwen Woodbury finished fourth with an NCAA B cut time of 16:18.87. Sanna Peterson (16:27.14) and Mia Rankin (16:29.93) also finished in the top 10, placing eighth and 10th, respectively.
- Felicia Pasadyn placed fourth in the 200 back with an NCAA B cut time of 1:53.60. Morgan Kraus finished seventh with an NCAA B standard time of 1:56.08.
- Amy Fulmer won the 100 free with an NCAA B standard time of 48.09. Katherine Zenick placed third (48.45) and Allie Fenska placed 10th (49.79), also with NCAA B cut times. Teresa Ivan won the B-final with an NCAA B cut time of 49.22. Kennady Kilger won the E-final with a time of 50.96.
- Josephine Panitz finished second in the 200 breast with an NCAA B standard time of 2:08.75. Reese Dehen won the D-final with a time of 2:14.42 and Mia Rankin won the E-final with a time of 2:18.27.
- Ciara McGing won the platform dive with an overall score of 322.30. Lena Hentschel placed third with a score of 257.60 and Mackenzie Crawford placed fourth with a score of 249.05. All three scores are NCAA Zones qualifying scores.
- Pasadyn swam the second-fastest time in program history, a 1:54.51, to win the 200 fly. It is an NCAA B cut time. Aislinn Walsh placed sixth with an NCAA B cut time of 1:58.55 and Kraus placed seventh with an NCAA B cut time of 1:58.66. Jessica Eden finished eighth with a time of 1:59.27. Meredith Moellering won the C-final with a time of 1:59.61.
- The relay team of Zenick, Nyah Funderburke, Ivan and Fulmer placed second in the 400 free relay with an NCAA A standard time of 3:13.61. It is the fourth-fastest time in program history.
- Prior to the start of Saturday’s finals, the Buckeyes honored the class of 2023; Hannah Bach, Leah Baker, Jacqueline Brenn, Mackenzie Crawford, Fabio Dalu, Jacob Fielding, Amy Fulmer, Ruslan Gaziev, Chachi Gustafson, Jay Johnson, Kennady Kilger, Morgan Kraus, Amanda Ling, Matthew Magness, Ian Mikesell, Meredith Moellering, Mo Noaman, Josie Panitz, Felicia Pasadyn, Sarah Turchanik, Aislinn Walsh, James Ward, Thomas Watkins and Lyle Yost.
- Next up for the Buckeyes is the Toyota U.S. Open Nov. 30-Dec. 3 in Greensboro, N.C.