Day One Results
Columbus, Ohio— Ohio State swimmers had an excellent day at Cincinnati’s quad meet on Friday, setting six pool records at Keating Aquatics Center.
After competition ended, Buckeye swimmers owned the fastest times in the 500 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, 400 IM, and 200 freestyle and medley relays.
They wasted no time in breaking these marks; the very first event of the day was the 200 medley relay, where Elizabeth Auckley, Molly Washko, Liz Li, and Macie McNichols combined for a time of 1:42.46, almost three seconds better than second place and a second and a half faster than the previous school record.
Freshman Molly Kowal then left her mark in the 500 freestyle. Her time of 4:48.65 bested the other 20 swimmers and everyone else who has swum that event in that pool. Ohio State swimmers had the four fastest times in the 500 free today.
Following Kowal was the 100 butterfly, in which Meg Bailey won a close race over Cincinnati’s Jackie Keire; she touched the wall at 55.56 compared to Keire’s 55.70. Zulal Zeren put another pool record into Ohio State’s possession in the 100 backstroke thanks to her time of 56.65. in the 100 freestyle, Li posted a team-best time of 49.84
The Buckeyes finished the meet with three excellent performances. Taylor Vargo won the 100 breaststroke in a record-setting time of 1:03.37, which preceded Lindsey Clary’s win in the 400 IM. The senior won with a time of 4:15.30, topping the previous pool record by over four seconds. The day finished the same way it started, with an Ohio State win in a relay event. McNichols, Li, Maria Coy, and Chantel Wynn comfortably won the 200 freestyle relay with a mark of 1:32.72.
Competition will resume tomorrow, Saturday, at 11:00 a.m.
- Ohio State 501
- Cincinnati 343
- Oakland 311
- Kenyon 242
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