Nov. 11, 2005
AKRON, Ohio - The Ohio women's swimming and diving squad swept a triangular with Akron and Youngstown State, defeating Mid-American Conference foe Akron 165-133 and Youngstown State 232-63.
The Bobcats won 10 of the 16 events including both relay races. Ilse Petersen (Johannesburg, South Africa), Michaela Hahn-Lawson (Painesville, Ohio) and Ashley Marion (London, Ontario) each won two events.
Petersen won the 500- and 1,000-yard freestyle events. She won the 500 in 5:01.43, coming up just short of her season-best of 5:01.42, and the 1,000 in 10:30.88. Hahn-Lawson won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.03, shaving nearly a second off her previous fastest time this season, and the 200 breaststroke in 2:27.60. Marion won the 100- and 200-yard freestyles with times of 52.77 and 1:54.41, respectively.
Emily Wylam (Yorktown, Va.) and Sigal Simsolo (Kibbutz Yakum, Israel) added the two other first place finishes for Ohio. Wylam won the 100-yard backstroke in 58.69 while Simsolo touched the wall first in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:05.86.
The Bobcats won the meet-opening 400-yard medley relay in a time of 3:56.63 and concluded the meet with a win in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a season-best time of 3:34.26.
Ohio also added six second place finishes. Ali Howell (State College, Pa.) took second in the 200 freestyle, Lindsey DeStefano (Wildwood, Mo.) touched the wall second in the 100 butterfly, and Jessica Orlov (Bexley, Ohio) finished second in the 3-meter dive. Wylam added two second place finishes to her first place finish while Simsolo scored the final second place finish.
The Bobcat swim teams won't be back in action until the Summacare Invitational held on the Akron campus. The invite runs all day Dec. 2-4.