BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Ohio State women’s swimming & diving team set another school record and added an additional medal on Friday evening at the Counsilman-Billings Aquatics Center in Bloomington, Ind. The Buckeyes maintain third place with 779 points, behind Indiana (938.5) and Michigan (827.5).
• Becca Luft took third in the fourth heat of the preliminary round, posting a personal-best time of 54.27.
• Amanda Palutsis also set a personal record, placing third in the second heat with atime of 56.34.
• Seven Buckeyes appeared in the 400 IM in the final session, highlighted by a dominant four in the A Final.
• Kristen Romano garnered a bronze medal for the Buckeyes, finishing with a season-best time of 4:07.01.
• Molly Kowal took fifth with a personal best of 4:09.00, followed by Kathrin Demler in seventh (4:10.38) and Katie Trace in eight (4:12.27).
• Grace Kowal won the C Final, lowering her prelim time by three seconds to clock a personal best of 4:14.32. Sally Tafuto was second with a career-best time of 4:14.92, while Natalia Jaspeado took seventh with a season best of 4:17.24.
• Georgia Mosher set a personal best in the preliminary, touching the wall at 4:20.64.
• Lucija Jurkovic-Perisa was the top Buckeye finisher, landing in eighth in the A Final after setting a career-best time of 1:46.20 in the preliminary session.
• Mikayla Murphy collected a second-place finish in the B Final with a career-best time of 1:46.77. Georgia White posted a season-best time of 1:46.86 to follow in third, while Taylor Petrak was eighth after setting a personal best in the preliminary at 1:47.76.
• Kerrigan Vargo nabbed a fourth-place finish in the C Final, registering a season-best time of 1:48.31.
• Nicole Fye (1:49.29) and Brooke Glesenkamp (1:51.17) both set new personal bests in the prelim.
• Hanna Gresser finished seventh in the A Final, clocking a time of 1:00.09 and taking .16 off of her preliminary time.
• Maria Coy won the C Final, finishing with a career-best time of 1:01.00.
• Rebekah Bradley broke the school record as well as her personal record, finishing fifth in the A Final with a time of 52.30.
• In the B Final, Devin Landstra posted a fifth-place finish after setting a personal record in the prelim at 53.53.
• Marianne Kahmann took a win in the C Final with a time of 53.44, and Hannah Whiteley came in eighth at 55.16.
• Genevieve Angerame took first in the consolation final, finishing ninth overall with a season-best score of 359.15.
• Lexie Barker took 25th (275.20) and Lara Tarvit placed 26th (274.20).
200 Free Relay
• The quartet of Freya Rayner, Rebekah Bradley, Maria Coy and Taylor Petrak claimed silver with a time of 1:28.12.
• The time is both a season-best and the No. 3 time in program history.
• Petrak anchored the squad with a split of 21.74, a career best. Bradley’s split of 22.08 for the second leg is also a personal best.
Competition wraps up tomorrow, with a preliminary session beginning at 11 a.m. at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center in Bloomington, Ind. The 200 Back, 100 Free, 200 Breast, 200 Fly, Platform, 1650 Free and 400 Free Relay will finish out the championship meet.
2019 Big Ten Swimming & Diving Championships
Feb. 22, 2019
Counsilman-Billings Aquatic Center – Bloomington, Ind.
3. Kristen Romano (4:07.01)
5. Molly Kowal (4:09.00)
7. Kathrin Demler (4:10.38)
8. Katie Trace (4:12.27)
17. Grace Kowal (4:14.32)
18. Sally Tafuto (4:14.92)
23. Natalia Jaspeado (4:17.24)
8. Lucija Jurkovic-Perisa (1:46.33)
10. Mikayla Murphy (1:46.77)
11. Georgia White (1:46.86)
16. Taylor Petrak (1:49.38)
20. Kerrigan Vargo (1:48.31)
7. Hanna Gresser (1:00.09)
17. Maria Coy (1:01.00)
5. Rebekah Bradley (52.30)
13. Devin Landstra (53.69)
17. Marianne Kahmann (53.44)
24. Hannah Whiteley (55.16)
9. Genevieve Angerame (359.15)
200 Free Relay
2. Rayner, Bradley, Coy, Petrak (1:28.12)