Jan. 12, 2001
COLUMBUS, Ohio – – The Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team will play host to Ball State on Friday and Indiana on Saturday. Both meets are coed and will be held at the Mike Peppe Aquatic Center in Larkins Hall. After opening the season on the road with six meets, the remaining dual meets for Ohio State will be in the friendly confines of the Peppe Aquatic Center.
Fleck On this Weekend
“I am very excited about this weekend,” swimming head coach Jeanne Fleck said. “We have had such a great training break and the girls look great. This weekend we simply need to swim well. I would like both meets to be exciting in every event. Indiana may have more depth but we should be able to make it competitive.”
Fleck On Who to Watch
“Stephanie Raezer should have a great weekend,” Fleck said. “So should Krissy Sendrowski and Katie Severson. But we need contributions from everyone to be successful.”
Friday Schedule of Events
200 Medley Relay
200 Individual Medley
400 Freestyle Relay
Saturday Schedule of Events
400 Medley Relay
400 Individual Medley
400 Freestyle Relay
Last Time for Ohio State
On Dec. 21, the Buckeyes concluded their winter training in Honolulu, Hawai’i with a dual meet against Texas A&M. OSU finished the meet with wins in four events. In the 200 medley relay, Amanda Treleaven, Johanna Baran, Kristin Sendrowski and Katie Severson won with a time of 1:50.95. Treleaven took home wins in two other events. She won the 100 backstroke with a time of :59.68 and the 50 backstroke with a time of :28.19 Baran earned a first place finish in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:09.12. OSU lost the meet, 128.5-114.5.
Scouting Ball State
Friday’s meet marks the first action for the Ball State Cardinals since Dec. 9 at Michigan State (BSU lost to MSU, 146-95). Kait Martin has started the season in strong fashion. In December, she was named the Mid-American Conference Female Athlete of the Week for her performance against Michigan State. The Cardinals enter this weekend with a 6-2 record. The head coach is Laura Seibold-Caudill. She is in the 22nd year at the helm.
The Indiana Hoosiers have been perfect this season with a 5-0 record in dual meets. Last weekend, they played host to Cincinnati in Bloomington, Ind. Jenn Cristy has been the one of the team’s top swimmers. She has the team’s best time in the 50, 100 and 200 yard freestyles. The Hoosiers head coach is Dorsey Tierney. She is in her third season at the helm.
A New Home
The aquatic program is building a new home. The planning for a new complex has been completed with the design stage well underway. The new facility will feature a 10-lane, 50 meter by 25 meter competition pool that will allow 1,500 spectators a bird’s eye view while seating an additional 1,000 people on the pool deck. Also featured will be a separate diving well with a tower.
The team is hoping to see a picture of what the aquatic center could look like by mid-season. They are still a year away from breaking ground, but hope to have the complex completed between September 2003 and January 2004.
On Friday, Jan. 19, the Buckeyes will play host to Kenyon at 6 p.m.
This Week’s Schedule
Friday, Jan. 12 – The Buckeyes play host to Ball State in a coed meet at 6 p.m. at the Mike Peppe Aquatic Center in Larkins Hall.
Friday, Jan. 13 – The Buckeyes play host to Indiana in a coed meet at 1 p.m. at the Mike Peppe Aquatic Center in Larkins Hall.
Next Week’s Schedule
Friday, Jan. 19 – Ohio State plays host to Kenyon in a coed meet at 6 p.m. at the Mike Peppe Aquatic Center in Larkins Hall.
Saturday, Jan. 20 – Ohio State plays host to Michigan at 2 p.m. at the Mike Peppe Aquatic Center in Larkins Hall.