Columbus, Ohio— Ohio State won its fourth dual meet of the season on Saturday afternoon, defeating Miami (OH) 184-115. OSU is now a perfect 4-for-4 in dual meets this season.
The first half of the meet saw the Buckeyes triumph in all but one event. Elizabeth Auckley, Molly Washko, Meg Bailey, and Macie McNichols won the meet-opening 200 medley relay with a time of 1:42.87 and freshman Molly Kowal followed that up by placing first in the 1000 freestyle (10:10.83). Bailey then got right back in the pool and won the 200 freestyle (1:49.70) and came back yet again to win the 200 butterfly (2:00.93), giving her three first place finishes in the first six events.
Zulal Zeren and McNichols also outpaced the field in their respective events; Zeren won the 100 backstroke with a time of 55.98, while McNichols touched the wall first in the 50 freestyle (23.22). The RedHawks secured a win in the 100 breaststroke, where the top Ohio State finisher was Washko with her time of 1:04.58.
Both of Ohio State’s divers- Haley Allen and Lara Tarvit- finished in second and third, respectively, in both diving events. Allen posted scores of 330.53 on 3-meter and 293.78 on 1-meter. Tarvit scored 295.73 on 3-meter and 288.68 on 1-meter.
Coming out of the break McNichols would win her second consecutive event, the 100 freestyle, with her time of 51.09. Zeren would then complete her sweep of backstroke events, winning the 200 yard variation with a time of 1:59.48. Miami captured its second event victory of the afternoon in the 200 breaststroke, with Ohio State’s top finisher being Kowal (2:23.41).
The Buckeyes would post the fastest time in the final four events of the day. Freshman Kathrin Demler beat out the rest of the field in the 500 freestyle with her time of 4:57.18; Bailey won for the fourth time today, taking first in the 100 butterfly (55.69); Maria Coy won the final individual event of the meet, the 200 IM, with a mark of 2:05.92.
Ohio State will return to the pool next weekend for its annual Fall Invitational. Competition begins Friday and runs all weekend, visit our 2016 Fall Invite page for more information