COLUMBUS, Ohio – After two days of competition at the U.S. Senior National Championships, the Ohio State synchronized swimming team has placed at least one routine in each of the event finals, which will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
Hosted by USA Synchro and Ohio State Recreational Sports, the championships are in their 66th year overall. Tickets to the finals are $15 and can be purchased at the door.
Buckeyes Yuliya Maryanko and Michelle Theriault were the Top 2 finishers in the solo technical competition. After combining their scores from Thursday with the technical results, Maryanko has earned an overall score of 175.7500. Not far behind is Theriault with a 174.5250.
Maryanko and Theriault are leading the duet contingent with a mark of 174.5875.
In the team event, the Scarlet Squad (Alex Beckett, Deborah Shim, Theriault, Lauren Nicholson, Lauren Robinson, Java Nikbakht Colleen Courtmanche and Paige Ramsey) has compiled a 174.5750. The Buckeye Gray team (Raquel Aguado, Katie LaBounty, Caitlin Hoffman, Kayley Colville, Jenny Mann, Lara Tutton, Chelsea Aton and Liana Litsky) sits in third place with a 167.3750.
As part of the festivities Saturday, the 2011 U.S. National Team will debut its routine that will be performed at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China, in July. The national team’s performance is slated to get underway at 1:15 p.m.