Feb. 19, 2004

The Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team had a solid diving performance in the second day of the 2004 Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championships in Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, finishing in third and fourth place in the 1-meter dive. After seven events, the Buckeyes are in 10th place with 61 points, while Michigan leads the conference meet with 213 points.

The freshmen duo of Amber Simmons and Julie Broms earned the Buckeyes 33 points in their first appearance at the Big Ten Championships, with Simmons taking third place in the 1-meter dive with a score of 287.75 and Broms taking fourth place with a score of 283.40. Ohio State was disqualified from the 200-yard medley relay, but earned a ninth place finish in the 800-yard freestyle relay with a team season-best time of 7:24.82. The Buckeyes also finished in 11th place in the 200-yard freestyle with another season-best time of 1:35.02.

The Big Ten championships conclude Saturday evening at the University Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

Team Standings After Seven Events: 1. Michigan 213 2. Wisconsin 199 3. Indiana 187 4. Penn State 186 5. Purdue 158 6. Minnesota 149 7. Iowa 76 8. Michigan State 68 9. Northwestern 65 10. Ohio State 61 11. Illinois 42

Event Winner Place Time 200 Medley Relay Penn State 1st 1:39.22 Ohio State DQ 800 Freestyle Relay Michigan 1st 7:07.40 Ohio State 9th 7:24.82 200 Freestyle Relay Indiana 1st 1:30.45 Ohio State 11th 1:35.02 500 Freestyle Carly Piper (Wisc.) 1st 4:42.64 200 Individual Medley Beth Pendleton (Wisc.) 1st 1:58.25 50 Freestyle Meghan Medendorp (Ind.) 1st 22.59

Event Diver Place Score 1-Meter Dive Cathy McCambridge (Purdue) 1st 321.80 Amber Simmons (OSU) 3rd 287.75 Julie Broms (OSU) 4th 283.40