Ohio State Finishes 14th at NCAA Championships

 

March 19, 2016

Saturday Results
Complete Meet Results
Championship Central


Columbus, Ohio
—Ohio State has finished 14th at the 2016 NCAA Championships, which were held at McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Georgia on the campus of Georgia Tech. OSU improved on its finish from last season by 27 spots.

Individually it was another stellar day for the Buckeyes. Competing in her third event of the meet, Lindsey Clary placed 6th in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 15:50.66. The junior was a perfect 3-for-3 in earning All-America distinctions, also earning that honor in the 400 IM and 500 freestyle.

To cap off the Championships, Ohio State’s familiar relay foursome of Liz Li, Annie Jongekrijg, Rachael Dzierzak, and Macie McNichols swam the 400 freestyle relay and had a time of 3:16.22, good for an honorable mention All-America finish for the four swimmers.

A few other Buckeyes earned the opportunity to compete earlier in the day as well. Li posted a time of 48.51 in the 100 freestyle, one of the 20 fastest times of the 20-fastest times of the day. Taylor Vargo also had a top-20 time, 2:09.26, in the 200 breaststroke while her teammate Amy Bopp had a mark of 2:14.42.


 

 

For the third time in the last four years, Georgia took home the title, while Stanford came in second. It was also the second time in three years that those two teams finished 1-2 in that order (2014).

This caps what has been one of the most successful Ohio State women’s swimming and diving season in recent memory. Clary and Li (50 freestyle) both earned All-America honors, while Li, Rachael Dzierzak, Annie Jongekrijg, Macie McNichols, and Camey Rabold all earned honorable mention All-America distinctions while participating in relay events. Bigger picture, for the first time in over 20 years, Ohio State had two All-Americans as well as five Big Ten championships.

Next on the docket for many Ohio State women’s swimmers: Olympic Trials. More information regarding Trials will follow.

All-Americans
Clary: 400 IM, 500 freestyle, 1650 freestyle
Li: 50 freestyle

Honorable Mention All-Americans
200 medley relay: Rabold, Li, Dzierzak, Jongekrijg
200, 400 freestyle relay: Li, Jongekrijg, Dzierzak, McNichols