Jan. 17, 2005


Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio Bobcats defeated Ohio State Saturday, 157-143, in Athens after the Buckeyes were disqualified in the 400-yard freestyle relay. The win was the 54th consecutive dual meet win at home for the Bobcats. The Buckeyes out-reached the Bobcats in seven of the 13 events, including victories in both diving events.

Griet Buelens (Fr., Kapelle, Belgium/Ursulinen Mechelen) was one of two double-event winners for the Buckeyes, taking the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly when she touched the wall in 24.61 and 57.48, respectively. Gulsah Gunenc (So., Edirne, Turkey/Edirne Anatolian) out-touched everyone in the 200-yard butterfly in a time of 2:03.08, followed closely behind was Nicole Maglich (Jr., Sarasota, Fla./Sarasota) who clocked in at 2:03.93. Maglich recorded two first-place finishes of her own, one being the 100-yard freestyle (53.21). Maglich also out-raced the other competitors in the 500-yard freestyle by a time of 4:56.54, roughly six seconds ahead of Bobcat swimmer Ilse Peterson. Rebekah Rychvalsky (So., Sydney, Australia/Castle Hill) continued her dominance in the breaststroke events reaching the wall in 1:05.9 in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Anesa Beard (So., Franklin, Ind./Franklin Community) stood out in the diving well, taking home two first-place finishes during the meet. She scored 235.95 on the 1-meter event and took the 3-meter with 291.23 points. Ashley Bourland (So., Conroe, Texas/Montgomery) placed second on the 3-meter and Amber Simmons took third in the 1-meter. “I was disappointed with the meet tonight,” Jeanne Fleck, Ohio State head coach, said. “We needed to close it up and did not. Our top swimmers won the events but the swimmers who need to back them up did not do their job. Hopefully we will learn from this and finish off the rest of the season with more of a hunger to win.”

Ohio State returns to action Saturday, Jan. 22 when the team plays host to Minnesota and Michigan State at the last home meet in the Mike Peppe Aquatic Center at 1 p.m.

Ohio State University vs. Ohio University Ohio State 143, Ohio 157

Event Swimmer Time 200-yard Medley Relay Ohio University 1:47.93 1,000-yard freestyle Griet Buelens (OSU) 10:19.04 200-yard freestyle Ilse Peterson (OU) 1:53.81 100-yard backstroke Emily Wylam (OU) 59.14 100-yard breaststroke Rebekah Rychvalsky (OSU) 1:05.9 200-yard butterfly Gulsah Gunenc (OSU) 2:03.08 50-yard freestyle Griet Buelens (OSU) 24.61 100-yard freestyle Nicole Maglich (OSU) 53.21 200-yard backstroke Sigal Simsolo (OU) 2:06.82 500-yard freestyle Nicole Maglich (OSU) 4:56.54 100-yard butterfly Griet Buelens (OSU) 57.48 200-yard individual medley Michaela Hahn-Lawson(OU) 2:08.27 400-yard freestyle relay Ohio University 3:33.23

Event Diver Score 1-meter Anesa Beard (OSU) 235.95 3-meter Anesa Beard (OSU) 291.23