Jan. 13, 2006
ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio swimming and diving teams returned from a long layoff with two convincing wins over Denison. The men won 129.5-109.5 while the women took a 154-85 decision.
Donald Jupp (Stow, Ohio) paced a balanced men's showing. Jupp continued his strong performances in the sprints, taking the 50 freestyle in 21.54 and the 100 freestyle in 47.54.
Tyler Post (Coldwater, Ohio), Stephen D'Arrigo (Tucson, Ariz.), Jason Reutter (Crown Point, Ind.) and Jim Bayne (San Antonio, Texas) each set personal-bests in earning wins their respective events. Post won the 100 butterfly with a time of 51.44, D'Arrigo took the 100 backstroke in 53.43, Reutter won the 100 breast with a time of 59.48 and Bayne narrowly took the 200 free with a time of 1:45.56.
Thomas Ferrigno (West Chester, Pa.) took the other Bobcats first place finish with a time of 4:14.62 in the 400 individual medley.
The Bobcat women took 11 of the 13 events of Ashley Marion (London, Ontario) and Jessica Orlov (Bexley, Ohio) each taking two events.
Orlov won both diving events, recording a personal-best of 241.20 in the 3-meter and a 220.05 in the 1-meter. Marion finished first in the 400 individual medley in a time of 4:31.29 and became the third Bobcat to win the 100 backstroke, finishing in 58.85.
Michaela Hahn-Lawson (Painesville, Ohio) made her first attempt at the 500 freestyle this year, winning the event with a time of 5:10.67. Sigal Simsolo (Kibbutz Yakum, Israel) set a personal-best in the 200 freestyle, taking the event in 1:55.98.
Lindsey DeStefano (Wildwood, Mo.) took the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.67 while Lindsey Connor (Venetia, Pa.) too the other sprint, finishing the 100 freestyle with a personal-best time of 54.49.
Freshman Ali Howell (State College, Pa.) and Sarah Vaughn (Athens, Ohio) took the other two individual first place finishes for Ohio. Howell took the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 10:37.70 while Vaughn won the 100 breaststroke in 1:08.28.
The group of Emily Wylam (Yorktown, Va.), Vaughn, DeStefano and Marion won the meet-opening 200 medley relay with a time of 1:47.94, the best Bobcat time in the event this season.
The men improve to 1-2 overall with the win while the women move to 4-1-1.
The Bobcats will be back in action tomorrow when compete against Big Ten foe Ohio State in Columbus. The dual meet is slated to begin at noon.