No. 23 Ohio State Downs Wright State on Senior Day, 147-65
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 23rd-ranked Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team captured a 147-65 win over Wright State Saturday afternoon at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio. The victory, which sealed the Buckeyes’ dual meet record at 11-1 for the season, was earned on Senior Day, as Ohio State celebrated the accomplishments four veterans – Lauren Davis, Taylor Ford, Aliena Schmidtke and Ashley Vance prior to the meet.
In all Ohio State capture victories in nine events. The 200 medley relay started off the afternoon with a first-place finish by Zhesi Li, Ashley Vance, Annelise Sprau and Annie Jongekrijg in a time of 1:42.21.
The 200 freestyle was swept by Ohio State with Lindsey Clary capturing first (1:51.33), followed by Li and Zulal Zeren in second and third respectively. Freshman Cheyenne Meek also earned valuable points for the Buckeyes, as she posted a winning time in the 50 freestyle (23.28).
After a brief break in competition, Vance had a strong showing in the 100 butterfly, swimming to the top finish in 55.75. Jongekrijg then claimed the 100 freestyle in a time of 51.34.
In diving action, freshman Brittany Menninger totaled 306.83 points on the 1-meter springboard for first place. She was followed by veteran Taylor Ford in second with a 288.38 point total. In 3-meter event, Ford earned the top score of 335.55, with Menninger claiming the runner-up spot with 331.50 points.
The Buckeyes host the Ohio State Winter Invite Feb. 14-15 at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The meet will serve as a precursor for the 2015 Big Ten Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, which also resides in Columbus.
Ohio State Women’s Swimming and Diving
Feb. 7, 2015
McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
Ohio State 147, Wright State 65
Top Buckeye Finishes: 200 Medley relay – 1. Li, Vance, Sprau, Jongekrijg (1:42.21), 200 freestyle – 1. Clary (1:51.33), 50 freestyle – 1. Meek (23.28), 400 IM – 1. Bailey (4:21.46), 100 butterfly – 1. Vance (55.75), 100 freestyle – 1. Jongekrijg (51.35), 100 backstroke – 1. Petro (56.99), 500 freestyle – 1. Wittman (4:52.99), 100 breaststroke – 1. Antal (1:03.03), 200 freestyle relay – 2. Bailey, Gillig, Luchansky, Bopp (1:38.73). 1-meter – 1. Menninger (306.83), 3-meter – 1. Ford (335.55).