Jan. 10, 2005


The Indiana Hoosiers managed to slip by the Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team Saturday, winning the meet 130-111. The meet came down to the last event, with every event influencing the outcome. Nicole Maglich, a junior from Sarasota, Fla. (Sarasota) won both the 500- and 1,000-yard freestyle events, clocking lifetime bests in each. In the 500-yard freestyle Maglich touched the wall in 4:55.48, while in the 1,000-yard freestyle she turned in a time of 10:04.82.

Rebekah Rychvalsky (So., Sydney, Australia/Castle Hill) dominated the 200-yard breaststroke, reaching the wall four seconds before any other swimmer. Her time was 2:21.12, a season best time. Griet Buelens (Fr., Kapelle, Belgium/Ursulinen Mechelen) won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:02.54. The Buckeye relay teams out-raced the Hoosiers, winning both the 400-yard medley relay and the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Buckeye diver Julie Broms (So., Springfield, Ind./Springfield) scored 315.23 points on the 3-meter board, placing first on the event.

“I am disappointed, but at the same time I’m happy,” Jeanne Fleck, Ohio State head coach, said. “The girls swam really well and we did everything we could to win. Nicole was phenomenal. She had two lifetime bests tonight and the way she swam in the freestyle relay was awesome.”

Ohio State will travel to Athens, Ohio, Jan. 15 to face the Ohio University Bobcats at 1 p.m.

Ohio State Women’s Swimming and Diving vs. Indiana Final Score: Indiana 130, Ohio State 111

Event Swimmer Time 400-yard medley relay Ohio State 4:00.37 1,000-yard freestyle Nicole Maglich (OSU) 10:04.82 200-yard freestyle Leila Vaziri (IU) 1:50.93 50-yard freestyle Annica Lofstedt (IU) 23.75 400-yard individual medley Kristen Bradley (IU) 4:23.55 200-yard butterfly Griet Buelens (OSU) 2:02.54 100-yard freestyle Erin Smith (IU) 52.87 200-yard backstroke Leila Vaziri (IU) 2:04.34 500-yard freestyle Nicole Maglich (OSU) 4:55.48 200-yard breaststroke Rebekah Rychvalsky(OSU) 2:21.12 200-yard freestyle relay Ohio State 1:36.31

Event Diver Score 1-meter Cassandra Cardinell (IU) 283.12 3-meter Julie Broms (OSU) 315.23