Buckeyes Remain Fourth at Ohio State Invitational

Ashley Vance
Ashley Vance
Nov. 22, 2014

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Following two days of action at the ninth-annual Ohio State Swimming and Diving Invitational, the Buckeyes stand fourth with a team score 413.5 points. Purdue holds a strong lead with 762 points, while Kentucky (616) and Wisconsin (498) follow in second and third, respectively. Competition will resume at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion Sunday with prelims scheduled for 9 a.m. and finals slated for 3 p.m.

“I thought we had two good sessions today,” head swimming coach Bill Dorenkott said. “Our consistency between prelims and finals has been very strong, as well as our race to race consistency. We set a lot of season-best times today, which is a good sign moving forward.”

Ohio State’s 200 medley relay of Camey Rabold, Ashley Vance, Annelise Sprau and Rachael Dzierzak started the evening off with a sixth-place showing. The contingent earned 26 points for the Scarlet and Gray with a time of 1:42.88.

Sophomore Lindsey Clary picked up an NCAA provisional qualifying time in the 400 individual medley. Her season-best time of 4:17.86 ranked fifth among competitors, while fellow Buckeye Annie Gillig took ninth in 4:20.72.

In the 100 butterfly, Vance touched in a season-best 55.82 for a 12th-place finish. Sophomore Kaitlyn followed it up by posting Ohio State’s top time in the 200 freestyle for 14th (1:51.82).

The Buckeyes qualified two swimmers for the championship final of the 100 backstroke. Rabold claimed third with a time of 55.76, while Gillig earned fourth in 56.25. Sophomores Amy Bopp and Maren Reeder represented the squad with fifth- and seventh-place finishes in the 100 breaststroke, respectively. Bopp’s time of 1:04.27 in the event was her fastest recorded this season.

In diving action, freshman Brittney Menninger earned a final score of 258.70 on the 1-meter apparatus.

Ohio State rounded out the evening with seventh-place standing in the 800 freestyle relay. The grouping of Zhesi Li, Rabold, Kathleen Cook and Vance posted a season-best time of 7:30.66 in the event, contributing 24 points toward the team total. 

Ohio State Women’s Swimming and Diving
McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion – Columbus, Ohio
Nov. 22, 2014


 

 

Team Standings: 

1. Purdue – 762

2. Kentucky – 616

3. Wisconsin – 498

4. Ohio State – 413.5

5. Kenyon – 166.5

6. Miami - 92

7. Virginia - 69

Top Buckeye Finishes

Day Two:  200 Medley Relay – 6. Rabold, Vance, Sprau, Dzierzak (1:42.88); 400 IM – 5. Clary (4:17.86); 100 Fly – 12. Vance (55.82); 200 Free – 14. Ferrara (1:51.82); 100 Backstroke – 3. Rabold (55.76); 100 Breaststroke – 5. Bopp (1:03.39); 800 Free Relay – 7, Li, Rabold, Cook, Vance (7:30.66); 1-Meter Dive – 11. Menninger (258.70). 


Day One: 200 Free Relay –
3. Li, Dzierzak, Jongekrijg and Sprau (1:32.74); 500 Free - 9. Clary (4:50.83); 200 IM – 7. Vance (2:02.39); 50 Free –  4. Li (23.16); 400 Medley Relay – 5. Rabold, Vance, Sprau, Li (3:46.06); 3-Meter Dive – 5. Menninger (289.55).