COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State sophomore Megan Detro was named Big Ten Conference Swimmer of the Week after her five-win weekend at the eight-team Purdue Invitational last week. Her efforts helped No. 21 Ohio State finish in third-place at the event.
Detro, a health sciences major from Carmel, Ind., and swimming in her home state, won the 50 and 100 freestyles and finished second to talented teammate Samantha Cheverton in the 200 freestyle.
Detro also swam on three victorious relays, including leading off the 400 freestyle relay that won in a school record time of 3:19.25 and anchoring the winning 400 medley and 800 free relays, respectively.
“I was really surprised with myself at Purdue,” Detro said. “I just went into the meet thinking about working on my technique, focusing on my race plan and not worrying about anyone else. When I saw my times I was really surprised. Bill [Coach Bill Dorenkott] wasn’t surprised, but I was.”
Detro currently has the seventh-fastest 100 freestyle time in the country (49.22), the ninth-fastest 200 freestyle time (1:47.14) and the 21st-fastest 50 free time (22.90). She is one of 13 Buckeyes who will be competing next at the U.S. Short Course Nationals Dec. 3-5 at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.