Columbus, Ohio – The Bobcats concluded the four-day 2017 Winter National Championships on Saturday (Dec. 2). All four who traveled competed including Samantha Glass in the 200 back and the 200 fly, Emily Zimcosky and Corrin Van Lanen both in the 100 free and Emilia Lahtinen in the 200 breaststroke.
In the morning preliminary rounds of the 200-yard backstroke, freshman Samantha Glass (Villa Hills, Ky.) placed 29th overall with a time of 2:01.88.
Sophomore Emily Zimcosky (Smock, Pa.) and junior Corrin Van Lanen (Green Bay, Wis.) secured two spots in the finals 'C' heat of the 100-yard freestyle. Zimcosky placed 18th with a time of 50.03 and Van Lanen placed 19th in the 50.15.
Later in the finals, Zimcosky placed third with a new personal-best time of 49.84 and Van Lanen placed seventh with a time of 50.62. Both swimmers re-enter the program all-time top-10 list with Zimcosky tied for the fourth-best and Van Lanen at 10th.
In the 200-yard breaststroke, junior Emilia Lahtinen (Ylojarvi, Finland) swam a 2:17.11 to place 23rd and qualify for the 'C' heat of the finals.
In the final round, Lahtinen recorded a 2:16.47 time to place sixth. With this performance, Lahtinen replaced her own fourth-best all-time record posted last season.
Glass raced in the 200-yard butterfly where she posted a preliminary time of 2:01.94 and placed 19th to qualify for the 'C' heat in the finals
Glass went on to the finals to place third with a time of 2:01.34. This performance enters Glass into the program's all-time top-ten list securing the sixth-best time.
Ohio swimming and diving will now enter their winter hiatus where they will prepare for their first home event of the New Year against Duquesne and Xavier (Jan. 13). That same weekend, the Ohio divers will travel to Mid-American Conference foe, Buffalo, to compete in the Buffalo Diving Invite (Jan. 13-15).