Nov. 8, 2003


The Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team claimed its second and third win Friday at the Mike Peppe Aquatic Center, improving their record to 3-0. The Buckeyes defeated Louisville, 171-62 and West Virginia 169.5-65.5, sweeping all of the events.

Nicole Maglich (So., Sarasota, Fla./Sarasota) brought in two wins, making a time of 1:52.94 in the 200-yard freestyle and 4:59.55 in the 500-yard freestyle. Deanna Strunk (So., West Lawn, Pa./Wilson) also won two events, taking first-place in the 200-yard individual medley (2:09.09) and 200-yard backstroke (2:08.95).

The squad placed first, second and third in the 200-yard breaststroke, with Rebekah Rychvalsky (Fr., Sydney, Australia/Castle Hill) placing first in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:21.14, followed closely by Stephanie Raezer (Sr., Newark, Del./Glasgow) in second place and Liz Osterer (Fr., Nepean, Ontario/Sir Robert Borden) in third. This was the first time in head coach Jeanne Fleck‘s tenure at Ohio State that the squad took first, second and third in an event.

Kylie Lancken (Jr., Pymble, Australia/Ravenswood) won the 50-yard freestyle (24.78) and Katie Severson (Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio/Lakota West) won the 100-yard freestyle (53.29), along with Raezer setting an impressive season best in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:11.54. Gulseh Gunenc (Fr., Edirne, Turkey/Edirne Anatolian) also won the 200-yard butterfly. The Buckeyes placed first in the 400-yard medley relay and 400-yard freestyle relay, but swam the freestyle relay in exhibition.

Freshman Julie Broms (Fr., Springfield, Ill./North Central) made a strong showing in the diving well, winning both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives. Broms has placed in first place three times in the past two meets.

“I am really happy and excited with how the student-athletes stepped up at the meet,” Fleck said. “We’ve been working them really hard and telling the swimmers to take chances in their swimming. They did very well all the way around and we look to build on this throughout the season.”

West Virginia defeated Louisville 136-96.

The Buckeyes play host to Big Ten rival Michigan Nov. 14 at the Mike Peppe Aquatic Center.

Event Winners Time 400 Medley Relay Ohio State 3:55.29 1000 Freestyle Stephanie Raezer (OSU) 10:11.54 200 Freestyle Nicole Maglich (OSU) 1:52.94 50 Freestyle Kylie Lancken (OSU) 24.78 200 IM Deanna Strunk (OSU) 2:09.09 200 Butterfly Gulseh Gunenc (OSU) 2:06.07 100 Freestyle Katie Severson (OSU) 53.29 200 Backstroke Deanna Strunk (OSU) 2:08.95 500 Freestyle Nicole Maglich (OSU) 4:59.55 200 Breaststroke Rebekah Rychvalsky (OSU) 2:21.14 400 Freestyle Relay Ohio State 3:34.05 (exhibition time)

Event Winners Score 1-Meter Dive Julie Broms (OSU) 272.50 3-Meter Dive Julie Broms (OSU) 275.45