Scarlet Swims Past Gray in Exhibition Meet, 141-119
Columbus, Ohio-- Friday night was Ohio State's annual Scarlet and Gray meet, and this year Team Scarlet took home a win on the women's side, beating Gray 141-119.
Gray won three of the first four events of the afternoon to take an early lead. Scarlet then went on a tear, winning six consecutive events to take a commanding lead that it would hold for the remainder of the meet.
With last weekend's FGCU Invite in the books as well as the Scarlet and Gray meet, Head Coach Bill Dorenkott now has a solid base of knowledge regarding his team heading into competition. While last weekend was obviouslt beneficial for his team, today's meet gave him and his staff a chance to see where the team is at.
“I think it really just gives us a sense of where we are right now from a training perspective than a racing perspective," Dorenkott said. "For a lot of the freshman girls it gave them a taste of what a 16-event lineup looks like. I think it’s a good dress rehearsal more than anything. Warming up, competing, warming down between events, but overall I’d say it was a good start.”
Ohio State will enter the pool next on Oct. 30 against Kenyon. While these early season meets have been a good chance to observe his team, Dorenkott noted that they're all still working towards a similar goal.
“I don’t think we’ll change a whole lot," he said regarding the next few weeks of practice before the Kenyon meet. "This is the time of year when you’re focused on building up a little capacity and trying to get where they want to go in February and March.”