Oct. 28, 2005
ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio swimming and diving team opened the 2005-06 campaign against a tough Eastern Michigan squad with the men losing 168-59 and the women falling 141-102.
Ilse Petersen (Johannesburg, South Africa) set a career-best time of 10:20.61 in winning the 1000-yard freestyle event. She added another first place finish in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:52.11. Petersen took second in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:01.42.
Fellow sophomores Lindsey DeStefano (Wildwood, Mo.), Michaela Hahn-Lawson (Painesville, Ohio) and Emily Wylam (Yorktown, Va.) also added first place finishes. DeStefano won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.73 seconds, Hahn-Lawson won the 200-yard individual medley in a time of 2:09.24 and Wylam took the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:05.66.
The group of Kendall Arch (Marietta, Ga.), Molly Kravitz (Solon, Ohio), Victoria Beith (Dublin, Ohio) and Mallory Rico (Mentor, Ohio) grabbed first in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:50.63, finishing nearly four seconds quicker than Eastern Michigan.
The men's squad, dominated by freshmen, squared off against a strong Eagles team that have won six consecutive Mid-American Conference crowns.
Charlie Sparks (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Jason Reutter (Crown Point, Ind.) accounted for Ohio's two wins. Sparks took the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:47.54 and Reutter won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:13.12.
The Bobcats will be back in the pool tomorrow when they host Toledo at 1 p.m.