February 6, 2019

Ohio State Sweeps Jessica Beck Memorial Meet

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The Synchronized Swimming Gray team has a busy weekend ahead of them. The team will be traveling to Virginia to compete against the University of Richmond and College of William & Mary. The universities came in 18th and 15th, respectively, at the 2018 U.S. Collegiate National Championships after the preliminary competition.

Ohio State Buckeyes

Recap: Jessica Beck Memorial Competition

The team had an impressive showing at their second home meet of the season that honored Jessica Beck, a former synchronized swimmer who passed away unexpectedly during her senior year at Ohio State. University of Michigan, University of Incarnate World, and Lindenwood University all visited Columbus for an exciting evening of competition. 

Six incredible student-athletes were recognized for four years of dedication to the team: Wenjing Deng, Rachel Warren, Alex Meredith-LeRoux, Lane Starrett, Stephanie Thielemann, and Elizabeth Walsh. The seniors performed a self-choreographed routine to say farewell to their home crowd in Columbus. For more information on the Class of 2018 click HERE.  

As the second Zero Waste synchro event of the year, an impressive 71.34% diversion rate was achieved. Thank you to fans and spectators who helped advance the sustainability!

The Buckeyes had routines that were both challenging and well-executed in every category. After captivating performances, Ohio State sychro swept the competition. The top three results can be viewed below.

Solo:

  1. Laila Huric
  2. Kyra Hoevertz (Lindenwood University)
  3. Maria Laura Villasana (Lindenwood University)

Duet:

  1. Nikki Dzurko, Laila Huric
  2. Kyra Hoevertz, Maria Lluc Bonnin (Lindenwood University)
  3. Maria Laura Villasana, Sarlota Lukovysky (Lindenwood University)

Trio:

  1. Wenjing Deng, Rachel Jager, Nikki Dzurko
  2. Phoebe Coffin, Stephanie Thielemann, Cassie Neeley
  3. Maria Escalona, Kyra Hoevertz, Oyku Elviya (University of Incarnate World)

Team:

  1. Scarlet – The Ohio State University
  2. Gray – The Ohio State University
  3. University of Incarnate World
Ohio State Buckeyes

Looking Forward

After this weekend, one more meet will stand between Ohio State and North Regionals. The Buckeyes will take a trip to Illinois February 23rd to visit Wheaton College to prepare.

NORTHWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: Sunday, March 3, 2019

US COLLEGIATE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: Wednesday, March 27, 2019