Feb. 9, 2013
Complete Results |
ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University Swimming and Diving Team saw its six-meet winning streak come to an end on Saturday afternoon, as the visiting Miami RedHawks escaped with a 176.5-123.5 victory on Ohio's Senior Day celebration.
On a day which celebrated the stellar Ohio careers of Anastasia Bocharnikova (Nizhny Tagil, Russia), Katey Brooks (North Royalton, Ohio), Lauren Funk (Springfield, Ohio), Deidre Geroni (Emmaus, Pa.), Alexa Gordish (North Canton, Ohio), Caroline Meyer (Holland, Mich.), and Katie Power (Ottawa, Ontario), Ohio won six of 16 events and was unable to prevent the RedHawks (10-1, 6-0 Mid-American Conferece) from going on a four-event streak in the middle of the meet.
Ohio (6-3, 1-2 MAC) finished second in the first event of the day, the 200 medley relay. The team of Addison Ferguson (Westfield Center, Ohio), Tori Bagan (Roanoke, Ind.), Haley Clark (College Station, Texas), and Funk finished less than one second behind Miami's top relay squad, touching the wall in a time of 1:43.87.
Laurin Williams (Shoreline, Wash.) picked up a solid nine points for the Green and White in the next event of the day, the 1000 freestyle. Williams finished first in a season-best time of 10:12.15, touching the wall nearly eight seconds ahead of her nearest competitor.
Following a Miami victory in the third event, Ohio won the next two, taking the top spots in the 100 backstroke and the 100 breaststroke. Ferguson won the 100 backstroke in a personal-best time of 56.31 seconds, a mark which cracked Ohio's all-time top ten at eighth. Bagan then claimed top honors in the 100 breaststroke, swimming a season-best time of 1:04.70.
Miami then won the next four events, a streak which was broken by Bocharnikova taking top honors in the 200 backstroke. The redshirt junior finished the race in a brisk time of 2:01.91.
Ohio won two events from this point onward, taking first in the 500 freestyle (Williams) and the one-meter diving competition (Kristin Capcik). Capcik shattered her prior career best from the one-meter board on Saturday, hitting a score of 312.90 on her six dives. Not only was this a career-best score for the junior from Milwaukee, Wis., but it also ranks second all-time in program history.
Saturday's dual meet ended with Ohio and Miami's relay teams swimming the exact same time (3:28.60) in the 400 freestyle relay to split the first-place points.
Ohio will next be in action on Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Mid-American Conference Championships in Buffalo, N.Y.
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