Buckeyes Suit Up at 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series at Mesa
Coaches Bill Dorenkott and Jordan Wolfrum
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio State women's swimming and diving team was well represented at the 2015 Arena Pro Swim Series at Mesa. Buckeye team members made the trip to Mesa, Ariz. to compete in the premier national meet scheduled April 15-18 in Mesa, Ariz. at Skyline Aquatic Center.
Thursday, April 16
Ohio State qualified six swimmers for the evening session on its first day of competitive action.
Sophomore Amy Bopp placed second in the C Final of the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:13.57. Her teammates Taylor Vargo and Molly Washko suited up in the D Final of the event, placing second (1:14.38) and third (1:14.70), respectively.
Lindsey Clary, a sophomore standout for the Scarlet and Gray, touched seventh in the A Final of the 400 individual medley (4:51.15). Ohio State had two more representatives in the event -- Meg Bailey and Annie Gillig. Bailey finished fourth in the C Final with a mark of 5:04.14, while Gillig followed closely in the same race, claiming fifth in 5:08.24.
Friday, April 17
Amy Bopp and Meg Bailey qualified for another round of finals as they progressed to the D Final in the 200 butterfly. Bopp touched in 2:20.68 for second, followed by Bailey in fifth at 2:22.84
Rookie freestyle specialist Macie McNichols earned an eighth-place finish in the C Final of the 50 freestyle (26.65), while Zulal Zeren represented the Buckeyes in the 100 backstroke B Final. Zeren registered a time of 1:04.96 for 15th overall. Camey Rabold also made an appearance in the D Final of the event with a time 1:04.41.
Taylor Vargo saw action in the 200 breaststroke B Final, placing third (2:36.47). Maren Reeder claimed fifth in the D final (2:45.68). Lindsey Clary suited up for the 400 freestyle B Final, taking third in 4:19.10. Annie Gillig and Kaitlyn Ferrara had a fifth (4:30.76) and eighth (4:43.18) place showing, respectively, in the D Final of the 400 freestyle as well.
Saturday, April 18
On the third and final day of action for the Buckeyes, Lindsey Clary earned a spot in finals of the 800 freestyle. Clary posted a time of 8:59.15 in the event, which ranked 11th-fastest in the standings.