Jan. 22, 2013
Ohio at Marshall
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Ohio Swimming and Diving picked up its second straight dual meet victory of the season and 12th consecutive win in its all-time series with regional rival Marshall on Tuesday night, defeating the Thundering Herd by a final score of 167-116.
The Bobcats finished with the top time or score in 11 of the day’s 16 events and Kristin Capcik set a pool record from the three meter diving board en route to the victory.
Ohio (2-2) got off to a strong start on Tuesday, claiming the first four events of the meet to leap out to an early 51-15 lead. The 200 medley relay team of Anastasia Bocharnikova (Nizhny Tagil, Russia), Tori Bagan (Roanoke, Ind.), Caroline Meyer, and Lauren Funk (Springfield, Ohio) earned first place in a brisk time of 1:48.98 to earn 11 points for the Bobcats right off the bat. This was followed with a time of 10:22.51 by Bianca Hauzer (Germiston, South Africa) in the 1000 freestyle which resulted in another first-place finish for the Green and White. The victory was the second of the season for Hauzer in just her third event of the year.
Katey Brooks (North Royalton, Ohio) and Katie Power (Ottawa, Ontario) kept the Bobcats humming along in the next two events, taking the top spots in the 200 freestyle and the 200 backstroke, respectively.
Marshall (5-7) fought back over the course of the next five events, taking the top spot in the 100 breaststroke, the 50 freestyle, and the 100 freestyle to shrink Ohio’s lead. The Bobcats would answer back in the 10th event of the day, the 100 butterfly, taking the top two spots—and the 13 accompanying points—thanks to the performances of Haley Clark (College Station, Texas) and Addison Ferguson (Westfield Center, Ohio).
As has been the case throughout much of the 2012-13 season, Ohio’s divers dominated both the one and three-meter boards. Morgan Srail (Avon Lake, Ohio), Capcik, Haleigh Bartlett (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio), and MaryRose Hillstrom (Dimondale, Mich.) earned the top four spots from the one-meter board, with Capcik setting a personal-best score of 288.00. These four divers were just as successful from the three-meter board, and this time Capcik made her mark on the meet in a permanent way by setting a pool record at the Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium with her score of 313.80. This was also a personal best for the junior from Milwaukee, Wisc.
Ohio will next be in action on Saturday, Jan. 26 at West Virginia. First event between the Bobcats and Mountaineers is scheduled for 12 p.m.