ATHENS, Ohio – Ohio swimming and diving finished the senior day with a 169.5 – 130.5 win over Bowling Green Saturday (Jan. 27). The Bobcats recorded wins in 11 of the 16 events.
The Bobcats kicked off Senior Day with a win in the 200-yard medley relay. The 'A' team consisting of senior Caroline Raley (Mobile, Ala.), sophomore Claire Mikesell (Clearfield, Pa.), junior Corrin Van Lanen (Green Bay, Wis), and sophomore Emily Zimcosky (Smock, Pa.) finished with a time of 1:44.88.
In the second event of the afternoon, the Bobcats went 1-2-3 in the 1000 free with freshman Hannah Schlegel (Birdsboro, Pa.) posting a time of 10:16.22, junior Ana Henderson (Danville, Calif.) posting a time of 10:27.33, and freshman Katherine Garrity (Eagan, Minn.) posting a time of 10:27.59.
Ohio added wins in the next three events with a time of 1:52.09 from Zimcosky in the 200 free, a time of 57.81 from Van Lanen in the 100 back, and a time of 1:04.52 from sophomore Emilia Lahtinen (Ylojarvi, Finland) in the 100 breaststroke.
In the 200 fly, freshman Samantha Glass (Villa Hills, Ky.) posted a time of 2:06.18 to place second just ahead of sophomore Annie Gosselin (Naperville, Ill.) in third with a time of 2:07.76 and senior Elena Patz (Waunakee, Wis.) in fourth with a time of 2:09.02.
Van Lanen added another win for the 'Cats in the 50 free with a time of 23.82.
Ohio went 1-2-3 in the 100 free with Zimcoksy clocking in a time of 51.80, Mikesell clocking in a time of 53.22, and junior Lexie White (Waxhaw, N.C.) clocking in a time of 53.68.
Glass finished first for the 'Cats taking fourth in the 200 back with a final time of 2:06.93.
Lahtinen recorded another win for Ohio with a final time of 2:19.66 in the 200 breaststroke.
Ohio went 1-2-3 again in the 500 free with Schlegel posting a time of 5:04.30, Garrity posting a time of 5:06.74, and Henderson posting a time of 5:23.42.
In the 100 fly, Van Lanen secured first place with a time of 55.90, just ahead of Patz in third with a time of 58.57 and junior Emily Davis (Lexington, Ky.) in fourth with a time of 59.61.
In the 200 IM, Glass placed second with a final time of 2:09.03.
The meet concluded with the 400-yard freestyle relay where Ohio's 'A' team of Mikesell, Davis, Schlegel, and Zimcosky placed first with a time of 3:31.21. Ohio's senior relay team with seniors Lemen, Patz, and Raley and sophomore Katherine Redden (Fort Thomas, Ky.)
In the 1-meter dive, junior Nicole Hughes (Cleveland, Ohio) placed fifth with a final score of 232.05 and sophomore Ryleigh Tuck-Macalla (Bay Village, Ohio) placed sixth with a score of 210.83.
Hughes went on to place third in the 3-meter dive with a final score of 250.13. Tuck-Macalla placed sixth with a final score of 207.98.
Ohio Swimming and Diving will prepare for the 2017-18 Mid-American Conference Championships (Feb. 21-24) where the Bobcats host the meet in the Ohio University Aquatic Center.