Feb. 8, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State synchronized swimming team will compete in its first road event of the season Saturday. The entire squad will head to Richmond, Va., where it will face Richmond with the Gray Squad participating in the team event.

The following day, the Buckeyes will head to Willamsburg, Va. to take on William & Mary, where the Scarlet Squad will perform.

The trio, duet and solo routines will be featured in both meets.


Last season, the Buckeyes swept the top spots in all four routines in their competition against Richmond.

Jane Kok (83.333) and Kristine Irwin (82.167) finished first and second with their solo routines. The duet of Kayley Colville and Jenny Mann claimed first with a score of 84.33.

Ohio State entered two trios in the competition and both tied for first with 84.833 points. Lara Tutton, Kok and Caitlin Hoffman made up one trio while Samantha Golomb, Julia Gaylard and Natalie Gaylard made up the second trio.

Irwin, Katie LaBounty, Colville, Mann, Hoffman, Tutton, Kok and Heidi Lou combined for the team routine to seal the victory with a score of 87.500.


The Scarlet and Gray won their second meet of the season as hosts of the Jessica Beck Memorial Meet Feb. 2 at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The Buckeyes finished first with a score of 93 points ahead of Miami University, William & Mary, Ball State and Michigan.

Buckeyes Kayley Colville, Katie Spada and Khadija Zanotto earned first place in the trio routine with a score of 85.500. Teammates Paige Ramsey, Lauren Nicholson and Chelsea Aton came in second (84.250). Ramsey and Yuliya Maryanko paired up to take first place in the duet competition with a score of 88.250.

Two-time collegiate national solo champion Maryanko claimed first place in the solo competition with a score of 90.250. Kristine Irwin was an honors performer and recorded an 83.750.

Ohio State’s Scarlet team- Aton, Colville, Katie LaBounty, Maryanko, Nicholson, Ramsey, Spada and Zanotto- finished in first place in the team competition with a score of 90.500. Ohio State’s Gray squad – Jenny Mann, Caitlin Hoffman, Isabella Conrad, N. Gaylard, J. Gaylard, Irwin, Samantha Golomb and Heidi Liou- came in second (86.500).


Junior Chelsea Aton was awarded the Ohio State University Board of Trustees Student Recognition Award on behalf of the College of Arts and Sciences Natural and Mathematical Sciences Division Feb. 1. The OSU Scholar-Athlete received the award in recognition of her outstanding academic and service achievements.


The Buckeyes will head to Boston, Mass., Feb. 23 for a two-day event at Boston University.