COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team lost to the University of Washington, 167.5-121.5, on Friday at McCorkle Aquatics Pavilion. The Buckeyes are now 1-2 on the season.
“I am a little disappointed with our performance today,” Jeanne Fleck, head women’s swimming coach said. “I thought we could have done better but we have to learn from the outcome and move on.”
Ohio State swimmers won three events and had five second-place finishes. Coach Vince Panzano’s divers swept all three places in the one- and three-meter diving events.
“Katelyn Brix was awesome for us and had an excellent meet,” Fleck said. “There were some good swims for us for this time of year and that is encouraging.”
Brix picked up two wins for the Buckeyes, including Ohio State’s first win of the night in the 1,000 freestyle. The freshman recorded a season-best time of 10:05.01. Brix also came away with a first-place finish in the 200 individual medley (2:06.13).
The 400 freestyle relay, comprised of senior Linda Lund-Kristiansen, freshman Anita Beck, senior Annie Rennebohm and freshman Samantha Cheverton, took first place in a time of 3:32.10.
On the boards, Chelsea Davis claimed her first win on the one-meter board with 365.10 points and was followed by freshmen Bianca Alvarez and Kristen Asman. Alvarez took first in the three-meter after recording 350.03 points and was followed by Davis and Asman.
Cheverton swam an NCAA “B” cut time of 4:53.73 in the 500 freestyle to finish in a close second. Other second place finishers for the Buckeyes were Cheverton in the 200 freestyle (1:50.58), Beck in the 200 butterfly (2:04.18) and sophomore Jill Lockhart in the 200 backstroke (2:04.74) and 200 individual medley (2:10.07).
Up next: Ohio State travels to Los Angeles to swim against USC Nov. 16 beginning at 4 p.m., EST.
Ohio State vs. Washington
Friday, Nov. 9, 2007
Final Team Score: Washington 167.5, Ohio State 121.5
Ohio State Event Winners: 1000 freestyle Brix (10:05.01); 200 individual medley Brix (2:06.13); 400 freestyle relay Kristiansen, Beck, Rennebohm, Cheverton (3:32.10); 1-meter Alvarez (350.03); 3-meter Davis (365.10)