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Women Swimmers and Divers Tie Toledo

OHIOBOBCATS.COM Emily Wylam finished first in three events to lead Ohio.
Emily Wylam finished first in three events to lead Ohio.

Oct. 29, 2005

Complete Results

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.