January 28, 2022

Ohio State Battles to Well Earned Wins Over Michigan


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 COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State swim and dive program earned historic wins over Michigan on Saturday at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion as the No. 9 women won 152.5-147.5 and the No. 14 men won 189-111. The dual win is the first for the men over the Wolverines since the 1990-91 season and the first for the women since the 2013-14 season.

“What a great college dual meet between two conference rivals today was,” director of swimming and diving Bill Dorenkott said. “Full credit to Coach Bottom and his program for having two well prepared teams and bringing out the best in the Buckeyes. I could not be more proud of our men and women. Proud of the trust they have put in our program and staff in our five years as a combined program. This outcome is the product of a sustained effort by a lot of people. It did not happen overnight. The best part is that this is just the beginning.”

In addition to the hard-fought wins on Friday, the program also honored 10 seniors prior to the meet. They included:

  • Sem Andreis – computer and information science major from Bologna, Italy
  • Emily Crane – master’s in sports coaching from Leicester, England
  • North Hansen – marketing major from West Haven, Conn.
  • RJ Kondalski – biology major minoring in psychology and global health from Toledo, Ohio
  • Hudson McDaniel – sociology major from Ashland, Ohio
  • Amanda Palutsis – biomedical engineering major minoring in business from Louisville, Ohio
  • Sally Tafuto – mathematics major minoring in business from Hummelstown, Pa.
  • Lain Weaver – environmental science major from Madison, Wis.
  • Brynna Wolfe – speech and hearing science major minoring in human development and family science from Maineville, Ohio

Event Wins
Ohio State Women’s A 200 Medley Relay – Crane, Bach, Zenick, Fulmer (1:36.95)
Ohio State Men’s A 200 Medley Relay – Armstrong, McDaniel, Quach, Andreis  (1:24.71)
Ohio State Women’s A 400 Free Relay – Zenick, Fulmer, Crane, Ivan (3:15.41)
Ohio State Men’s A 400 Free Relay – Armstrong, Andreis, Quach, Gaziev (2:51.76)
Maya Geringer – 1000 Free (9:43.22), 500 Free (4:27.29)
Jacob Fielding – 1-meter Dive (375.38)
Amy Fulmer – 200 Free (1:46.42), 100 Free (48.46)
Mackenzie Crawford – 3-meter Dive (330.75), 1-meter Dive (291.53)
Charle Clark – 1000 Free (8:51.82), 500 Free (4:18.14)
Ruslan Gaziev – 200 Free (1:35.90), 100 Free (43.53)
Hunter Armstrong – 100 Back (46.39)
Alex Quach – 200 Fly (1:45.16), 100 Fly (46.19)
Sem Andreis – 50 Free (19.70)
Joey Canova – 3-meter Dive (425.85)
Thomas Watkins – 200 Back (1:44.71)


Women’s 200 medley relay (1:36.95); Amy Fulmer – 200 freestyle (1:46.42), 100 freestyle (48.46); Emily Crane – 200 backstroke (52.43), Josie Panitz – 100 breaststroke (1:00.12), Hannah Bach – 100 breaststroke (1:01.35), Kristen Romano – 200 butterfly (1:57.25), Alex Quach – 200 Fly (1:45.16), Sem Andreis – 50 Free (19.70); Ruslan Gaziev – 100 freestyle (43.53); Thomas Watkins (1:44.71); Josie Panitz – 200 breaststroke (2:10.19);

Diving Zone Standards

Joey Canova – 3-meter Dive (425.85), Clay Chaplin – 3-meter Dive (395.55), Mackenzie Crawford – 3-meter Dive (425.85), Jacob Fielding – 3-meter Dive (406.88), Amanda Ling – 3-meter Dive (287.78), Mike Parker – 3-meter Dive (338.25), Jacob Siler – 3-meter Dive (336.45), Lyle Yost – 3-meter Dive (410.70)

Meet Notes

  • The program combined for 21 wins on the day, including a sweep of the relay and diving events.
  • Mackenzie Crawford led the divers with wins one the 1-meter and 3-meter boards. She scored a 75 in the 3-meter dive and a 291.53 in the 1-meter dive.
  • Ohio State started off the day with six straight wins, sweeping the 200 medley relay, 1000 freestyle and 200 freestyle. The team then closed out the meet with a sweep of the 400 medley relay.
  • The women’s win came down to the final relay, with the Buckeyes’ A team earning 11 points with the first-place finish to seal the deal.
  • Amy Fulmer led the women with four wins on the day. For the men, both Alex Quach and Ruslan Gaziev recorded four wins each.
  • The Buckeye men finished top three in the 100 backstroke with Hunter Armstrong taking the win in 46.39 for his first individual win of the day. Thomas Watkins followed in second, racing a time of 48.44, and RJ Kondalski took third in 48.90.
  • Buckeyes finished one-two in the men’s 50 free with Sem Andreis taking the win in 19.70. Armstrong raced a 20.01 for second. Katherine Zenich (22.77), Teresa Ivan (23.03) and Emily Crane (23.08) finished second, third and fourth in the women’s race.
  • Charlie Clark and Maya Geringer dominated the distance races, both picking up wins in the 500 and 1000 freestyle.
  • Quach swept the butterfly events for the second week in a row. He won the 200 fly in a time of 1:45.16 and the 100 butterfly in 46.19.

Up Next

The men’s swim and dive team hosts Cleveland State tomorrow, Jan. 29. The meet starts at noon from the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Both teams reunite for the Ohio State Winter Invitational on Feb. 11-13 at McCorkle.