Columbus, Ohio— Prior to Friday’s 153-88 take down of Wright State, Ohio State swimmers celebrated the careers of five of their own: Lindsey Clary, Kaitlyn Ferrara, Taylor Vargo, Chantel Wynn, and Zulal Zeren.
The Buckeyes claimed all but two events on Friday evening. Things got started off on the right foot when Vargo and Liz Li, Macie McNichols, and Katie Wright combined for a time of 1:43.89 in the 200 medley relay. McNichols followed that up by immediately winning the 200 freestyle, besting the field with her mark of 1:52.38.
Kathrin Demler won two events today. The freshman took first in the 100 backstroke, touching the wall at 56.44, and she also won the 200 backstroke (2:01.08). It was the first time in her career that she won two events in one meet. Fellow freshman Devin Landstra also was victorious today, winning the 100 freestyle (53.51).
Diving-wise, Ohio State was led by yet another freshman, Lara Tarvit. She won on one-meter with a score of 278.40 and she missed out on first place on three-meter by just over a point (261.00).
Both Clary and Vargo claimed individual races on Friday; Clary won the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:17.71 and Vargo won the 200 IM at 2:06.78, the third time she’s won that event as a Buckeye.
Maria Coy posted team-best times in two events. She won the 100 breaststroke early in the meet thanks to her time of 1:04.26, and she followed that up by finishing the fastest among her fellow Buckeyes in the 100 butterfly (57.81).
The other two remaining first place finishers were Meg Bailey and Cheyenne Meek. Bailey won the 200 butterfly (1:59.96) and Meek came in the pool right after her and won the 50 freestyle, finishing in 23.40.
To finish out the meet Meek and Wright were joined by Quinn Fike and Elizabeth Auckley in the 200 freestyle relay, posting a time of 1:37.78. Right behind them was the senior foursome of Zeren, Vargo, Ferrara, and Clary with their time of 1:38.32.
Next up for Ohio State is its Winter Invitational next weekend, followed by the 2017 Big Ten Championships. More information on both events to follow.
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