Jan. 26, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 15 Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team defeated Cincinnati, 171-115, Saturday afternoon at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. On senior day, the Buckeyes (7-2) conclude their home dual schedule with a perfect 6-0 record in 2012-13.
“I thought we raced well in terms of attention to detail,” head swimming coach Bill Dorenkott said. “We are probably a little more beat up than I would like to be at this point in the season, but that’s one of the benefits of having a meet today is to have a better sense of where we are. We are 24 days out from the Big Ten championships and we need to get ready.”
The Ohio State senior class was honored before the start of the competition vs. the Bearcats. Overall, three different seniors picked up individual victories against Cincinnati.
In the 1650 freestyle event, junior Alex Norris earned an NCAA “B” time of 16.25.61 for first place, while Detro touched the wall first in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:50.98. Junior Kelly Ann Baird (1:52.59) and Draves (1:54.87) went second and third, respectively in the 200 freestyle.
Next, two OSU freshmen earned back-to-back wins for the Scarlet and Gray. In the 100 backstroke, freshman Reanna Dona had a day to remember as the first-year Buckeye posted her first win of her career with a time of 57.12. Classmate Annie Lazor followed with her second career win in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:05.54. Titus placed second with a time of 1:06.42.
In the 200 butterfly, Severn continued to the momentum when she won the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:04.30. Junior Phoebe Cater notched second place with a time of 2:05.07. Freshman Katy Luchansky placed fourth overall with a personal-best time of 2:08.88.
In the 100 freestyle, Detro picked up her second win of her senior day with a time of 51.73. In the 200 backstroke, the Buckeyes went second and third, respectively, when a pair of seniors picked up points for the Scarlet and Gray. Massey was second with a time of2:03.12, while Moran followed with a time of 2:05.11.
Lazor notched her second win of the afternoon in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:20.06, while Titus finished second in 2:21.39. In the 500 freestyle, Draves posted her second win of the season with a time of 5:02.56 followed by Creran, who swam a personal-best 5:02.82.
Schmidtke, a native of Magdeburg, Germany, earned her first victory in 2013 in the 100 butterfly with a time of 57.15. Cater was second overall with a time of 57.26.
In the 400 individual medley event, Baird finished out her day of swimming with a win in a time of 4:27.70. The Buckeyes closed out a strong afternoon of racing with a first-place finish in the 800 freestyle relay. The group of Schmidtke, Gillig, Creran and Detro touched the wall with a time of 7:33.99.
In diving, redshirt sophomore Cheyenne Cousineau continued her success, winning the 3-meter springboard with a total score of 330.45.
Ohio State hits the road to compete at the Northwestern Invitational Feb. 1-2 in Evanston, Ill.
Ohio State Women’s Swimming and Diving
Saturday, January 26, 2013
McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
Team Scores: 1. Ohio State 171; 2. Cincinnati 115
Ohio State Event Wins: 200 medley relay – 1. Moran, Titus, Draves and Detro (1:43.96); 1650 freestyle – 1. Norris (16.25.61); 200 freestyle – Detro (1:50.98); 100 backstroke – 1. Dona (57.12); 100 breaststroke – 1. Lazor (1:05.54); 200 butterfly – 1. Severn (2:04.30); 50 freestyle – Jongekrijg (24.23); 100 freestyle – 1. Detro (51.73); 200 breaststroke – 1.Lazor (2:20.06); 500 freestyle – 1. Draves (5:02.56); 100 butterfly – 1. Schmidtke (57.15); 400 individual medley – 1. Baird (4:27.70); 800 freestyle relay – 1. Schmidtke, Gillig, Creran and Detro (7:33.99); 3-meter springboard – 1. Cousineau (330.45).