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Ohio_Swim_Dive Finishes Fifth at MACs

Feb. 25, 2017

Final Results (PDF) | Results Day Four (PDF)

OXFORD, Ohio – Ohio women’s swimming and diving completes this year’s Mid-American Conference Swimming and Diving Championships as the fifth ranked team in the conference with a total of 304 points scored. The new 2016-17 MAC Champion is Akron who earned a total of 750 points throughout the week.

At the end of the championships, Corrin Van Lanen was named to the All-MAC first team and Emily Zimcosky was named to the Second Team.

The final day started with the preliminary rounds of the 200 back where freshman Annie Gosselin (Oviedo, Fla.) exited as the 15th seed with a time of 2:03.08. Gosselin posted a 2:04.55 time to place 16th overall in the finals.

In the 100 free, sophomore Corrin Van Lanen (Green Bay, Wis.) placed fourth with a preliminary time of 49.69, while freshman Emily Zimcosky (Smock, Pa.) earned the ninth seed with a preliminary time of 50.30. In the finals, Van Lanen waked away with a fourth-place finish and a time of 49.58, while Zimcosky placed ninth with a 49.97 time, the new second- and sixth-best times in program history.

In the 200-yard breaststroke, Emilia Lahtinen (Ylojarvi, Finland) swam a preliminary time of 2:16.55 to place seventh, Emily Ortner (Concord, Calif.) swam a time of 2:16.96 to place ninth and Hannah Shinn (Waterloo, Ill.) swam a time of 2:19.21 to place 13th. Lahtinen ended the finals with seventh-place finish and a time of 2:17.99, the new fifth-best all-time performance. Ortner finished next for the ‘Cats with an 11th-place spot at 2:17.42 just ahead of Shinn in 15th at 2:19.12.

Gosselin, junior Elena Patz (Waunakee, Wis.), and Emily Davis (Lexington, Ky.) qualified for the finals of the 200 fly with preliminary times of 2:03.61 (ninth), 2:03.93 (11th) and 2:05.49 (14th), respectively. They went on to finish the final round with Gosselin in ninth (2:02.86), Patz in 10th (2:03.50) and Davis in 11th (2:03.64).

In the 1650 free, Ana Henderson (Danville, Calif.) finished 13th overall with a time of 17:09.11.

Ohio’s 400 free relay team of Zimcosky, Mackenzie Hornstra (Naperville, Ill.), Mikayla Herich (Hebron, Ky.) and Van Lanen finished fifth overall with a time of 3:23.09, the third-best relay time in program history. 

2016-17 Mid-American Conference Swimming and Diving Rankings
Akron: 705
Eastern Michigan: 600
Buffalo: 573.5
Miami: 560
Ohio: 304
Bowling Green: 294
Toledo: 240
Ball State: 161.5

Mikayla Herich, Corrin Van Lanen and Emily Zimcosky will swim at the Ohio State University Last Chance Meet tomorrow, Feb. 26, for their final chance to qualify for the NCAA tournament.