Ohio State Defeats Kenyon, 191-99
Oct. 25, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio –The Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team took down Kenyon College, 191-99, Friday evening at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The Buckeyes earned 14 top-times on the swimming side, as well as a pair of wins from diver Taylor Ford.
“We talked before the meet about what the goal was tonight and it was to be the best we can be on Oct. 25,” Ohio State head coach Bill Dorenkott said. “If we can be the best we can tonight the thought is to then translate that into meets later this year, including the championship season. I feel like we’re getting all the things done we need to get done.”
The Buckeye contingent of Reanna Dona, Ashley Vance, Aliena Schmidtke and Michelle Williams started the evening off with a win in the 200 medley relay. Ohio State posted a 1:44.88 in the event, acquiring 11 points in the process.
Moving on to the 1000 freestyle, Ohio State swept the podium with solid showings from Alex Norris, Ashley Boyles and Kaitlyn Ferrara. Norris touched the wall first with a personal-best time of 10:08.64.
Phoebe Cater, a senior from Sydney, Australia, added to the Buckeye winning total with a first-place finish in the 200 freestyle (1:52.54). Sophomore Erin Dunseith followed in her lead, claiming first in the 100 backstroke with a time of 57.16.
Ohio State continued to build momentum with a win from breaststroke-specialist Rachael Dziersak. The Buckeye sophomore earned a time of 1:05.77 for the first-place touch in the 100 breaststroke.
In her first meet at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion, freshman Lindsey Clary was strong in the 200 butterfly with a 2:05.60-showing for first. Clary’s classmate Kaitlyn Cerne, from Gates Mills, Ohio, followed closely with a second-place finish in the event.
Senior veteran Michelle Williams sustained the Scarlet and Grey win-streak by claiming the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.58. Before a brief break in action, her performance brought the Buckeye point total to 106.
Dunseith was relentless her second victory of the evening for Ohio State, taking the 100 freestyle with a time of 53.07.
In the 500 breaststroke, sophomore standout Annie Gillig conquered in a time of 4:59.55. Cater then claimed her second win of the evening with a 56.55 performance in the 100 butterfly.
Ohio State rounded out the meet with a pair of top-times in the 200 individual medley and 400 freestyle relay. Junior Aliena Schmidtke outlasted the competition with a 2:07.39 in the 200 individual medley. Behind swims from Norris, Kelly Ann Baird, Kristyn Fulcher and Chantel Wynn the Buckeyes took home the 400 freestyle in 3:31.63.
From the diving team, Ford claimed the 3-meter event with a score of 290.05, as well as the 1-meter event with a 297.53.
The Scarlet and Grey will return to action Friday, Nov. 1 to take on Virginia Tech, Cleveland State and Denison at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The meet is schedule to begin at 5 p.m.
Ohio State Women’s Swimming and Diving
Team Scores: Ohio State 191, Kenyon 99
Top Buckeye Finishes: 200 medley relay – 1. Dona, Vance, Schmidtke, Williams (1:44.88); 1000 freestyle - 1. Norris (10:08.64); 200 freestyle – 1. Cater (1:52.54); 100 backstroke – 1. Dunseith (57.16); 100 breaststroke – 1. Dziersak (1:05.77); 200 butterfly – 1. Clary (2:05.60); 50 freestyle – 1. Williams (23.58); 100 freestyle – 1. Dunseith (53.07); 200 backstroke – 1. Davis (2:04.63); 200 breaststroke – 1. Vance (2:21.78); 500 freestyle – 1. Gillig (4:59.55); 100 butterfly – 1. Cater (56.55); 200 individual medley – 1. Schmidtke (2:07.39); 400 freestyle relay – 1. Norris, Baird, Fulcher, Wynn (3:31.63); 1-meter dive – 1. Ford (297.53); 3-meter dive – 1. Ford (290.05).