February 23, 2019

Kathrin Demler Wins 200 Fly On Final Day of Big Ten Championships

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Junior Kathrin Demler became the first 200 fly champion for Ohio State since 2013 on Saturday evening at the Counsilman-Billings Aquatics Center on the campus of Indiana University, swimming the No. 2 time in program history of 1:55.23. Through the four-day competition, Ohio State finished in third with a team score of 1,162.5 points. Host Indiana won the team title, posting 1,386.5 points.

1650 Free
• Molly Kowal broke the school record, placing second with a time of 15:49.53.
• Grace Kowal was 11th with a time of 16:23.42, a season-best.
• Nicole Fye (16:32.25), Kerrigan Vargo (16:32.56), Georgia Mosher (16:40.40) and Sally Tafuto (16:47.16) all set career-best times.
• Natalia Jaspeado (16:35.50) posted a season-best time.

200 Back
• The top Buckeye was Kristen Romano, finishing sixth after setting a season-best time of 1:54.49 in the preliminary.
• Mikayla Murphy took fourth in the B Final, registering a career-best time of 1:55.78. Devin Landstra followed in fifth while Rebekah Bradley took sixth, both setting personal-best times in the preliminary session.

100 Free
• Taylor Petrak took seventh in the A Final and Freya Rayner finished in eighth. Rayner clocked a season-best of 48.86 in the prelim, and Petrak set a personal best of 49.09.
• Lucija Jurkovic-Perisa took second in the B Final after recording a career best in the prelim (49.25). Georgia White was seventh after swimming a season-best of 49.97 in the morning.
• Maria Coy collected a personal-best time of 50.00 in the prelim and finished fourth in the C Final.
• Brooke Glesekamp clocked a time of 50.63 in the prelim for a career-best.

200 Breast
• Hanna Gresser took fifth in the B Final, swimming a season-best time of 2:11.73.

200 Fly
• Kathrin Demler claimed the Big Ten Championship in the 200 Fly, touching the wall first with a time of 1:55.23, the No. 2 time in program history. Demler is the first champion in the event since 2013.
• Katie Trace took second in the B Final, recording a personal best in the preliminary session at 1:57.37.

Platform
• Lara Tarvit led the way for the Buckeyes on the platform, registering a score of 305.35 for seventh place.
• Lexie Barker followed right behind in eighth with a score of 292.10.
• Genevieve Angerame was 12th with a score of 264.25.

400 Free Relay
• The team of Taylor Petrak, Freya Rayner, Lucija Jurkovic-Perisa and Kristen Romano finished with a time of 3:14.72 for fourth place.
• The squad registered the second-best time in program history.

UP NEXT
The men’s squad takes over, with the Big Ten Championships set for Feb. 27-March 2 in Iowa City, Iowa.

2019 Big Ten Swimming & Diving Championships
Feb. 23, 2019
Counsilman-Billings Aquatic Center – Bloomington, Ind.

200 Back
6. Kristen Romano (1:54.79)
12. Mikayla Murphy (1:55.78)
13. Devin Landstra (1:55.81)
14. Rebekah Bradley (1:56.36)

100 Free
7. Taylor Petrak (49.14)
8. Freya Rayner (49.32)
10. Lucija Jurkovic-Perisa (49.19)
15. Georgia White (50.13)
20. Maria Coy (50.32)

200 Breast
13. Hanna Gresser (2:11.73)

200 Fly
1. Kathrin Demler (1:55.23)
10. Katie Trace (1:57.54)

Platform
7. Lara Tarvit (305.35)
8. Lexie Barker (292.10)
12. Genevieve Angerame (264.25)

400 Free Relay
4. Taylor Petrak, Freya Rayner, Lucija Jurkovic-Perisa, Kristen Romano (3:14.72)