Ohio State Drops Dual vs. Michigan, 190-110

Taylor Ford
Taylor Ford
Jan. 24, 2015


 

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Facing off against ninth-ranked Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., the Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team dropped a hard-fought contest Saturday afternoon by a score of 190-110. Behind the efforts of Lindsey Clary, Amy Bopp, Zhesi Li and Aliena Schmidtke, the Buckeyes were victorious in four events overall.

Clary picked up Ohio State’s first win of the meet, claiming the 1000 freestyle in a time of 9:49.82. She followed a runner-up showing from the 200 medley relay contingent of Li, Ashley Vance, Annelise Sprau and Annie Jongekrijg (1:42.44).

In the 200 butterfly, Bopp finished on top the standings with a time of 2:01.51. A sophomore this season, Bopp also earned second in the 200 breaststroke (2:16.47). Li had a solid showing for the day, contributing a win in the 50 freestyle (22.77) and a second-place finish in the 200 breaststroke (2:16.47). Schmidtke posted her win in the 100 butterfly with a mark of 55.62.

Ohio State registered top-three finishes in three more swimming events, as sophomore Taylor Vargo earned second in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.21) and the 400 freestyle relay crew of Schmidtke, Jongekrijg, McNichols and Li took second in 3:24.08. It was Vance who rounded out the effort, with a third-place showing in the 200 inidvidual medley (2:06.00).

In diving, senior Taylor Ford had a successful return to her hometown of Ann Arbor with a second-place total in the 1-meter event. In the 3-meter, freshman Brittany Menninger earned the runner-up spot with a 297.10 total.

The Buckeyes return to McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion for a dual with West Virginia on Friday, Jan. 30. The meet is scheduled for a 6 p.m. ET start.  

Ohio State Women’s Swimming and Diving
Jan. 24, 2015
Ann Arbor, Mich.

Top Buckeye Finishes: 200 Medley Relay – 2. Li, Vance, Sprau, Jongekrijg  (1:42.44); 1000 Free – 1. Clary (9:49.82); 200 Free – 5. Luchansky (1:52.81); 100 Back – 4. Rabold (56.61); 100 Breast – 2. Vargo (1:03.21); 200 Fly – 1. Bopp (2:01.51); 50 Free – 1. Li (22.77); 1-Meter Dive – 2. Ford (280.05); 100 Free – 2. Li (49.91); 200 Back – 5. Gillig (2:01.68); 200 Breast – 2. Bopp (2:16.47); 500 Free – 4. Clary (4:55.44); 100 Fly – 1. Schmidtke (55.62); 3-Meter – 2. Menninger (297.10); 400 Free Relay – 2. Schmidtke, Jongekrijg, McNichols, Li (3:24.08); 200 IM – 3. Vance (2:06.00).