Oct. 29, 2005
ATHENS, Ohio - Prior to last season, Greg Werner had never coached an Ohio swimming and diving team to a tie. The Bobcats have now tied an opponent for the second consecutive year after the women's team swam even with Toledo 149-149.
The women's squad swam even at Akron 150-150 last year and repeated it this year by a nearly identical score.
Emily Wylam (Yorktown, Va.) set or matched three career-highs in taking first in three events to lead the Bobcats. Wylam finished first in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 58.13, the 200-yard backstroke in 2:05.40 and the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:09.29.
Ilse Petersen (Johannesburg, South Africa) followed up yesterday's two first place finishes with two more today. Petersen took first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:52.68 and the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5:06.32.
Two freshmen had strong performances in capturing Ohio's other first place finishes. Courtney Gallo (Lake Worth, Fla.) took the 1650-yard freestyle event with a time of 17:37.91 and Ashley Marion (London, Ontario) finished ahead of the pack in the 100-yard freestyle in 52.40 seconds.
Michaela Hahn-Lawson (Painesville, Ohio) finished second in three events. She was runner-up in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:09.25, the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:26.99 and the 200-yard individual medley in 2:09.69.
Jessica Orlov (Bexley, Ohio) led the diving squad with second place finishes in both events. Orlov scored a 216.45 in the 1-meter dive and a 212.70 in the 3-meter dive.
Ohio took first and second place in the meet-opening 400-yard medley relay. The team of Wylam, Hahn-Lawson, Lindsey DeStefano (Wildwood, Mo.) and Petersen finished first with a time of 3:55.73.
The men's and women's squads will be back in action Friday when they compete against Kenyon in their first road meet. The meet is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.