ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio swimming and diving team prepares for their first invitational of the 2017-18 season where they will head to Evanston, Ill. to compete at the TYR Invite hosted by Northwestern (Nov. 16-21).
Friday's preliminary events are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. E.T. with the finals at 6 p.m. and at the same times on Saturday. The preliminary rounds are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday with the meet wrapping up with the finals at 4 p.m.
Live results of the meet will be posted here throughout the weekend.
The Bobcats head to Evanston coming off a loss against Mid-American Conference opponent, Buffalo. Despite the Bobcats recording wins in eight events, the Bulls prevailed in a 161-139 win.
Ohio kicked off the afternoon with the 200-yard medley relay where the "A" team of senior Caroline Raley (Mobile, Ala.), sophomore Emilia Lahtinen (Ylojarvi, Finland), junior Corrin Van Lanen (Green Bay, Wis.), and sophomore Emily Zimcosky (Smock, Pa.) took first with a time of 1:45.44.
Next was the 1,000-yard freestyle where freshman Hannah Schlegel (Birdsboro, Pa.) took first with a time of 10:06.54. This performance qualifies Schlegel as the second-fastest time in the MAC.
Ohio took first in the 100-yard breaststroke. Sophomore Claire Mikesell (Clearfield, Pa.) touched in first with a time of 1:04.40 making her the sixth-fastest swimmer in the conference in this event.
Freshman Samantha Glass (Villa Hills, Ky.) currently holds the second-fastest time in the MAC in the 200-yard butterfly where we saw her take first with a time of 2:03.19.
Next was the 50-yard freestyle where Van Lanen took first with a time of 23.15. Van Lanen holds the fastest time in the conference after this performance.
Next was the 500-yard freestyle where Schlegel took first in 4:57.71. She currently sits as the fourth-fastest swimmer in this event in the conference.
Van Lanen took first in the 100-yard butterfly, finishing in 55.50 qualifying her as the third-fastest in the MAC.
Glass took first in the in the 400-yard IM, finishing with a time of 4:25.94 placing her fourth in the conference.
UP NEXT FOR THE CATS
The Bobcats look to compete Saturday and Sunday, both with the preliminary events beginning at 10 a.m. E.T. and the finals starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday.