Ohio State Continues Effort at USA Swimming Speedo Sectionals

Sam Cheverton
Sam Cheverton
July 25, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s swimming contingent continued competition Friday at the 2015 USA Swimming Speedo Sectional Meet, hosted by the Ohio State Swim Club at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.

Buckeye Camey Rabold dropped under the U.S. Olympic Trial standard with a win in the 100 backstroke (1:02.37). Her previous best coming into the season was 1:04.8. 

Ohio State swept the Top 3 spots in the 400 freestyle, as Sam Cheverton, Lindsey Clary and Alex Norris placed first, second and third, respectively. Cheverton’s time of 4:12.40 ranks second in Canada and Top 75 in the world. Clary posted a 4:13.75, which was a lifetime best – her top time coming into the season was 4:18.5. On the other hand, Norris negative split a solid 4:14.04. 

The Buckeye women boast one of the strongest homegrown post-grad groups in the country with Cheverton, Norris and Aliena Schmidtke training and competing with the Buckeyes. 

In the 100 breaststroke, Taylor Vargo obliterated her previous best time of 1:11.2 with a 1:09.17. Three Buckeyes – Vargo, Amy Bopp (1:10.78) and Katie Antal (1:11.39) – were all well under the U.S. Olympic Trial standard. 

The 200 butterfly finished the evening strong for the Buckeyes as Amanda McNulty was under the U.S. Olympic Trial cut with a lifetime best of 2:14.90 for second place.