November 2, 2018

Ohio State Rolls Past No. 22 Akron, Denison

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Results

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No 10. men and No. 15 women’s Ohio State swimming & diving team made a statement on Friday evening at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion, defeating the No. 22 Akron women’s team, 174.5-124.5, and both the Denison squads. The men took down the Big Red by a score of 221-75, and the women downed the team, 224-75.

The Buckeyes saw a plethora of season-bests, winning a total of 27 individual events and relays. The OSU women took down the Zips’ 400 Free Relay squad that has the No. 6 time in the nation.

OVERALL EVENT WINS
• Women’s 200 Medley Relay – (Kahmann, Gresser, Bradley, Rayner), 1:40.41
• Men’s 200 Medley Relay – (Kondalski, Mathews, Salazar, Gaziev), 1:28.81
• Women’s 1000 Free – Kathrin Demler, 9:57.48
• Men’s 1000 Free – Nick Hogsed, 9:20.37
• Women’s 200 Free – Kathrin Demler, 1:48.85
• Men’s 200 Free – Ruslan Gaziev, 1:37.74
• Women’s 100 Back – Kristen Romano, 55.21
• Men’s 100 Back – Andrew Loy, 50.21
• Men’s 100 Breast – Jason Mathews, 54.96
• Men’s 200 Fly – Henrique Painhas, 1:49.16
• Women’s 50 Free – Freya Rayner, 23.04
• Men’s 50 Free – Kalvin Koethke, 20.60
• Women’s 100 Free – Taylor Petrak, 51.25
• Men’s 100 Free – Michael Salazar, 45.73
•Women’s 3-meter – Lexie Barker, 313.90
• Men’s 3-meter – Jacob Fielding, 379.45
• Women’s 200 Back – Kristen Romano, 1:58.98
• Men’s 200 Back – Ruslan Gaziev, 1:49.71
• Men’s 200 Breast – Jason Mathews, 2:01.97
• Women’s 500 Free – Molly Kowal, 4:53.45
• Men’s 500 Free – Nick Hogsed, 4:28.90
• Men’s 100 Fly – Matthew Abeysinghe, 49.57
• Women’s 1-meter – Genevieve Angerame, 262.30
• Men’s 1-meter – Jacob Fielding, 352.10
• Men’s 200 IM – Matthew Abeysinghe, 1:52.99
• Women’s 400 Freestyle Relay – (Trace, Rayner, Petrak, Jurkovic-Perisa), 3:23.94
• Men’s 400 Free Relay – (Loy, Andreis, Painhas, DeLakis), 3:02.62

HOW IT HAPPENED – WOMEN’S TEAM
• The women won the 200 Medley Relay for the second-straight meet, with Marianne Kahmann, Hanna Gresser, Rebekah Bradley and Freya Rayner posting a season-best time of 1:40.41.
• Kathrin Demler swam a career-best 1000 Free time of 9:57.48 to claim first. She then followed it up with a win in the 200 Free, registering a time of 1:48.85.
• Molly Kowal swam her first 200 Breast of the season, posting a time of 2:19.80, the second-fastest on the team this season.
• Lexie Barker won the 3-meter board for the second time this season with a season-best score of 313.90.
• Genevieve Angerame claimed her first 1-meter title of the season with a score of 262.30.
• Katie Trace, Rayner, Taylor Petrak and Lujica Jurkovic-Perisa claimed first in the 400 Free Relay, beating out the No. 6 team in the nation, Akron, by a second.

HOW IT HAPPENED – MEN’S TEAM
• The men dominated the 200 Medley Relay, taking the top five spots. RJ Kondalski, Jason Mathews, Michael Salazar and Ruslan Gaziev placed first with a time of 1:28.81, a season-best.
•The team proceeded to dominate in the 1000 Free, snagging the top three spots. Nick Hogsed was the top Buckeye with a time of 9:20.37, a new season-best.
• Ruslan Gaziev finished first in the 200 Free, touching the wall at 1:37.74, his fastest time of the season yet.
• Kalvin Koethke won his first individual event of the season with a 50 Free time of 20.60, also a season-best.
• Gaziev swam his first 200 Back of the season, winning the race with a time of 1:49.71.
• Hogsed won the 500 Free with a season-best time of 4:28.90 and sweeping the men’s distance events.
• Matthew Abeysinghe won the 100 Fly with a time of 49.57, his first time swimming the race this season. He also swam his first 200 IM of the season, winning with a time of 1:52.99.
• Jacob Fielding swept titles on both the 3-meter (379.45) and the 1-meter (352.10).

UP NEXT
Ohio State hosts Kenyon on Friday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Select members of the squad will also be competing in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Nov. 10-11 in West Lafayette, Ind.