Feb. 21, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State synchronized swimming team will compete in its third-consecutive road meet at the Boston University Invitational Saturday and Sunday in Boston, Mass. The Buckeyes will face Boston University, Wheaton College, University of Pennsylvania and Smith College in the two-day event.

The routine competition, featuring the Scarlet Squad in the team competition, will begin at noon Saturday. The technical portion will be held at noon Sunday.


The Buckeyes return to action after posting back-to-back victories at Richmond and William & Mary Feb. 9 and 10, respectively.

Behind a sweep in all routine events, the Buckeyes collected a season-high 105 points and totaled season-highs in their solo, duet, trio and team routines in the victory against William & Mary.

Junior Yuliya Maryanko clinched the A Figures competition, scoring an 83.672, while teammate Julia Gaylard won the B Figures competition with a score of 71. 287.


The Buckeyes will return to Columbus, Ohio, on March 2 to host the North Regional Championships. The competition is set to begin at 2 p.m. in McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.


At the competitive 2012 North Regional Championships, Ohio State won its 22nd North Regional Championship March 3 in St. Louis, Mo.  The Buckeyes edged Lindenwood 96-95 to claim the title. The University of Minnesota finished in third with 70 points.

At the event, Ohio State captured three gold medals, four silver medals and three bronze medals.

Maryanko posted a score of 90.250 in her solo routine to secure the gold medal. Maryanko added a silver medal alongside former Buckeye Alex Beckett in the duet competition.

The trio of Beckett, Aton and Maryanko brought in another gold medal in the routine competition for Ohio State after scoring an 86.000. Nicholson, Robinson and Zanotto placed third in the trio competition with a score of 85.500.

Maryanko (85.126) and Courtmanche (80.785) placed first and third, respectively, in the A Figures while Julia Gaylard (68.220) picked up the silver medal in the B Figures.

The Scarlet team, comprised of Colleen Courtmanche, Lauren Robinson, Lauren Nicholson, Katie Spada, Chelsea Aton, Khadija Zanotto and Alex Beckett, scored a 90.875 on their way to claiming the silver medal. The Gray Team ((Samantha Golomb, Krissy Irwin, Katie LaBounty, Jenny Mann, Caitlin Hoffman, Lara Tutton, Gaylard and Heidi Lou) finished a little more than one point behind the Scarlet Team as their third-place finish picked up an 89.750.


The Buckeyes look to defend their program’s 28th U.S. Collegiate title at the 2013 U.S. Collegiate Championships March 20-23 in Palo Alto, Calif. The Buckeyes posted 93 points and three first-place finishes in routine events to secure the victory over the University of Incarnate Word (88) last season.