Sophomore Jane Kok
Feb. 9, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio- The Ohio State synchronized swimming team will compete on the road for the second time this season Saturday when it travels to Virginia for a meet at Richmond and Norton, Mass., to compete at Wheaton College. The Gray Squad will join the Scarlet Squad at Richmond Saturday but will head to William & Mary to compete Sunday.
Last season the Scarlet and Gray defeated Richmond 93-39 after a four-routine sweep. Find the full results here.
Last Time Out
Ohio State bettered Incarnate Word, William & Mary, Michigan, Miami (Ohio) and Ball State by scoring 91 points for the win as they honored Buckeye Jessica Beck in the Jessica Beck Memorial Meet Feb. 4. The Buckeyes took the top spot in each routine. Yuliya Maryanko continued her domination by taking first in the solo routine with 91.670 points.
Maryanko and Paige Ramsey placed first in the duet routine with 91.330 points.
In the trio competition, Alex Beckett, Maryanko and Ramsey combined for the win with a score of 90.660. Teammates Lauren Nicholson and Khadija Zanotto joined Lauren Robinson in her last home meet as a Buckeye to finish in second after earning a score of 88.660.
The Scarlet team (Java Nikbakht, Zanotto, Robinson, Nicholson, Beckett, Chelsea Aton, Katie Spada and Ramsey) debut its newest team routine to claim first with 91.330 points. Kayley Colville, Jenny Mann, Krissy Irwin, Jane Kok, Lara Tutton, Caitlin Hoffman, Samantha Golomb and Heidi Lou picked up a third-place finish with 87.330 points as the Gray squad.
Head Coach Linda Lichter-Witter
Linda Lichter-Witter is entering her 17th season as head coach of the Buckeyes. Her impressive 596-21-1 record speaks to her hard work and dedication. Lichter-Witter-led teams have either become national runners-up or, more often than not, national champions. In all, the Buckeyes have won 10 national championships and have been runners-up six other times. As only the second coach of the varsity squad at Ohio State, Lichter-Witter started with and maintains excellence with her teams and has secured Ohio State's mark as one of the best collegiate synchronized swimming teams year in and year out.
Ohio State will travel to Florida Feb. 18 to compete against the Gators.