Nov. 5, 2005
GAMBIER, Ohio - The Ohio swimming and diving team split against Kenyon with the women winning 149-145 but the men falling 158.5-129.5.
Ashley Marion (London, Ontario) won three all three events she competed in and had the fastest Bobcat time in the 200-yard individual medley this year. Marion became the third Bobcat to win the 200 IM with a time of 2:08.99, the fastest of any Ohio women swimmer this year. Michaela Hahn-Lawson (Painesville, Ohio) and Emily Wylam (Yorktown, Va.) each won the event in last week's duals. Marion also won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 53.19 and the 100-yard butterfly in 59.08.
Jessica Orlov (Bexley, Ohio) won both of the diving events. Orlov won the 1-meter dive with a score of 228.08 and took the 3-meter dive with a score of 215.03, both season-highs.
Four other women Bobcats each took first in one event. Hahn-Lawson won her first attempt at the 1,000-yard freestyle this year with a time of 10:36.36 and Wylam finished first in the 100-yard backstroke for the second time in two tries with a time of 59.25. Sigal Simsolo (Kibbutz Yakum, Israel) won the 200-yard backstroke in a time of 2:07.41 and Ilse Petersen (Johannesburg, South Africa) took the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:48.69 to round out the first place finishers for the women.
Donald Jupp (Stow, Ohio) made a strong 2005-06 debut, winning both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events. Jupp won the 50 with a time of 21.58 and the 100 with a time of 48.41, both Ohio bests this year.
Matthew Bey (Gahanna, Ohio) competed in his first two collegiate diving events and took home first place finishes in both. Bey won the 1-meter with a score of 139.23 and the 3-meter with a time 125.03.
Freshmen Jim Bayne (San Antonio, Texas) and Charlie Sparks (Cincinnati, Ohio) also had strong performances. Bayne took first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:45.67 and took second in the 500-yard freestyle. Sparks finished first in the 500 free with a time of 4:48.69 and finished second in the 1,000-yard freestyle.
Greg Flecher (Medina, Ohio) took home the other Bobcat first place finish with a time of 1:57.52 in the 200-yard butterfly. Cy Moser (Parkersburg, W. Va.), Stephen D'Arrigo (Tucson, Ariz.), Andrew Belton (San Antonio, Texas), Tyler Post (Coldwater, Ohio) and Thomas Ferrigno (West Chester, Pa.) each added second place finishes.
The women improve to 1-1-1 with the win while the men fall to 0-2 on the year.
The women Bobcats will be in action tomorrow with a dual meet against Mid-American Conference foe Bowling Green.