March 22, 2019

Trace Takes 14th in 400 IM at the NCAA Championship


AUSTIN, Texas – The Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team lowered a school record and added another Top-15 finish on the third day of the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. Sophomore Katie Trace led the Buckeyes with an appearance in the 400 IM final, taking 14th overall.

400 IM
• Trace advanced to the consolation final after a 12th-place finish in the preliminary at a career-best time of 4:07.84, also the No. 5 time in program history. In the evening session, Trace finished 14th overall with a time of 4:08.20.
• Junior Kathrin Demler placed 21st in the preliminary with a time of 4:09.13, while sophomore Kristen Romano was 29th (4:11.55) and junior Molly Kowal was 34th (4:12.60).

100 Breast
• Sophomore Hanna Gresser clocked in at 1:00.91, taking 45th overall.

100 Back
• Junior Rebekah Bradley improved her school record, posting a time of 51.96 for 17th place.

200 Medley Relay
• Bradley, Gresser, Trace and sophomore Freya Rayner claimed 21st place with a time of 1:37.60.

3-Meter Diving
• Sophomore Genevieve Angerame was the top finisher for the Buckeyes, finishing in 17th with a score of 308.00.
• Sophomore Lexie Barker took 36th, registering a total of 270.90.

Tomorrow is the final day of the NCAA Championships, with one last preliminary session at 10 a.m. and a final session at 6 p.m. The 200 Back, 100 Free, 200 Breast, 200 Fly, 1650 Free, Platform and 400 Free Relay finish out the meet.