Feb. 16, 2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State synchronized swimming team swept all four events to defeat Richmond in a dual meet Saturday in Richmond, Va. The Buckeyes finished with 90 points while the Spiders recorded 51 points.

Freshman Leslie Edgerton (Cincinnati, Ohio) captured first place honors in the solo event with a mark of 87.500. Teammates Stephanie Raftery (Fr./Cincinnati, Ohio) and Megan Mikulecky (Fr./Carmichael, Calif.) placed first in the duet, recording a score of 83.667. Edgerton, Lauren Byrom (Fr./Westerville, Ohio) and Katie Meyer (Sr./Cincinnati, Ohio) won the trio with a score of 87.000.

Buckeyes Jessica Beck (Fr./Richmond, Va.), Byrom, Stacey Coffman (So./Walnut Creek, Calif.), Edgerton, Sharon Mejia (Sr./Vallejo, Calif.), Meyer, Raftery and Isla Turner (So./Key Largo, Fla.) finished first in the team event with a mark of 92.334.

The Buckeyes (9-1) return action at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Wheaton College Invitational in Norton, Mass.

FINAL RESULTS 1. Ohio State 90 2. Richmond 51

SOLO 1. Leslie Edgerton, Ohio State 87.500

DUET 1. Stephanie Raftery and Megan Mikulecky, Ohio State 83.667 2. Stacey Coffman and Sharon Mejia, Ohio State 83.000 2. Laura Mase and Cathy Gower, Richmond 83.000

TRIO 1. Lauren Byrom, Leslie Edgerton and Katie Meyer, Ohio State 87.000 2. Stacey Coffman, Sharon Mejia and Isla Turner, Ohio State 85.333 3. Asha Bandal, Caroline Weist and Becky Zakian, Richmond 82.167

TEAM 1. Ohio State 92.334 2. Richmond 83.834