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Swimming & Diving Opens Home Slate Against Buffalo

Junior Haleigh Bartlett won both the one-meter dive and three-meter dive to help Ohio open the season with a win at Ball State.

Nov. 1, 2013

ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University swimming & diving team (1-0, 1-0 MAC) looks to make it two straight Mid-American Conference victories to open the 2013-14 regular season as it opens its home slate against Buffalo (0-1, 0-1 MAC) on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Aquatic Center.

Ohio opened its season by sweeping the top three spots in three events to defeat Ball State, 162-138, last Saturday in a MAC dual meet at Lewellen Aquatic Center.

In the one-meter dive, junior Haleigh Bartlett (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio) took the top spot with a score of 267.65, Junior Morgan Srail (Avon Lake, Ohio) took second with 231.22 and senior Kristin Capcik (Milwaukee, Wis.) took third with 226.27 for a Bobcat sweep.

The trio finished in the same fashion in the three-meter dive, with Bartlett scoring a 308.93, Srail a 292.2 and Capcik a 280.80.

Senior Rachel Stearns (Minnetonka, Minn.) took first place in three swimming events. She won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.44 seconds, the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:04.40 and the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:09.49.

Buffalo lost its opening MAC dual meet to Toledo, 192-100, at the Alumni Arena Natatorium last Saturday.

Senior Brittany Kuras won three events, taking the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:51.76, capturing the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 50.75 and capturing the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:06.33. The two-time All-MAC First Team selection garnered MAC Swimmer of the Week honors for her efforts.

Ohio steps out of conference to host rival Marshall next Friday at the Aquatic Center. The meet is slated to get underway at 5 p.m.