Swimming Takes on Kenyon in Buckeyes Go Pink Meet

Oct. 29, 2015

Columbus, Ohio-- This Friday, Oct. 30, the Ohio State men's swimming team will be competing against Kenyon College at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion at 6 pm. The meet will be serving as the Buckeyes' Go Pink meet benefiting the Bauer Fund.

The Bauer Fund was inspired by the life and death of Grant Bauer, an avid swimmer and son of Dr. William Bauer, McCoy Professor of Education at Marietta College and vice president of The J. Luce Foundation in New York. All spectators are highly encouraged to donate five dollars to the Bauer Fund, and there will be pink Ohio State swimming and diving t-shirts available for purchase as well, with those proceeds again going to the Bauer Fund. More information can be found on the event's Facebook page here.

LAST TIME OUT
The Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team won its first dual meet of the season lat Friday, soundly defeating Ohio 211-85 for the second team win of the season.

It was a standard 16-event meet between the Buckeyes and Bobcats, and all but one event was won by the Scarlet and Gray. Individually, Liz Li, Camey Rabold, Lindsey Clary, and Amy Bopp all earned three first place finishes apiece.

Bopp, Li, Rabold, and Ariana Bullard kicked off the day’s events with a win in the 400 medley relay (3:48.04). Clary followed that up with a big win in the 1000 free (9:54.96), recording a faster time than the next swimmer by 18 seconds. Ohio State followed that up by placing in the top-four of each of the next four events: Katy Luchansky in the 200 freestyle (1:51.37); Rabold in the 100 backstroke (54.96); Bopp in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.19); and Meg Bailey in the 200 butterfly (2:02.81).

Hannah Thek (324.00) put the Buckeyes back on the winning side with her performance in the 3-meter dive. Li (50.06) and Rabold (2:01.57) then earned first place finishes in the 100 freestyle and 200 backstroke events, respectively. Bopp, Clary, and Rabold all claimed another first-place finish before Taylor Pamplin ended up on top after the one-meter diving competition. To finish up the meet Clary won the 200 IM (2:04.08) and Li, Cheyenne Meek, Christi DiPaolo, and Annie Jongekrijg (1:34.01) claimed first place in the 200 free relay to close out the meet and send Ohio State home with a 211-85 win.

B1G REWARD
Junior Lindsey Clary was named the Big Ten’s Co-Swimmer of the Week after her stellar performance against Ohio last Friday.

In the Buckeyes 211-85 team win over the visiting Bobcats, Clary placed first in each event she entered: 1000 freestyle (9:54.96), 500 freestyle (4:53.88), and 200 IM (2:04.08). Her first two events she won by impressively large margins: 18 seconds and 10 seconds, respectively. Her time in the 1000 freestyle is currently the fourth-fastest among fellow NCAA swimmers.

“Lindsey has some big goals for the upcoming year,” said head coach Bill Dorenkott. “She is deserving of her successes because she dreams big and backs it up with hard work every day.”

UP NEXT
After their meet against Kenyon, the Buckeyes will travel to West Lafayette, Ind. for a Saturday afternoon meet against Purdue and Notre Dame. Competition will kick off at 3:30 pm and live results can be found here.