2016 OHIO STATE INVITATIONAL
- Live results
- Meet info
- Hosted by Ohio State University
- Friday, November 18th-Sunday, November 20th
- 25 yards
- Invite format
The Stanford Cardinal swept the top 3 in a thrilling 400 IM final on night 2 of the 2016 Ohio State Invitational. IM powerhouse Ella Eastin and Olympic champion Katie Ledecky went head to head, finishing within 3 tenths of each other. Ledecky came home like a train with a 52.2 freestyle split, but Eastin held on for the in in 4:00.36 to Ledecky’s 4:00.65. Behind them, freshman Allie Szekely completed the Cardinal sweep in 4:05.63.
Ledecky also swam the 200 free tonight, where she went head-to-head with fellow Olympic champ and Stanford teammate Simone Manuel. Both swimmers were under the former Pool Record, but it was Manuel taking the win after blasting a 1:41.90. Ledecky followed closely for 2nd in 1:42.16.
Another Stanford All-American, Janet Hu, pulled off an impressive double, finishing in the top 2 of both races. First, she won the 100 fly in 51.05 to outpace Ohio State’s Zhesi Li (51.57). She then swam the 100 back, placing 2nd in a speedy 51.01. Winning the 100 back was her teammate Ally Howe, who blasted a 50.91 for 1st place.
On the men’s side, Ohio State’s Matt McHugh swam an identical double to Hu’s, finishing in the top 2 of both races as well. McHugh, a Big Ten champion, first won the men’s 100 fly with the only sub-47 with his winning time of 46.78. He then fell just short to Penn State’s Shane Ryan in the 100 back, finishing in 46.71 for 2nd behind Ryan’s 46.48.
Additional Event Winners:
- Women’s 200 medley relay- Stanford (Howe, Poppe, Hu, Manuel), 1:36.53
- Men’s 200 medley relay- Ohio State (McHugh, Barone, Salazar, Fleagle), 1:26.62
- Men’s 400 IM- Ching Lim, Ohio State, 3:46.16
- Men’s 200 free- Josh Fleagle, Ohio State, 1:34.91
- Women’s 100 breast- Taylor Vargo, Ohio State, 59.55
- Men’s 100 breast- Jack Burton, Utah, 53.84
- Women’s 800 free relay- Stanford (Ledecky, Drabot, Manuel, Eastin), 6:55.54
- Men’s 800 free relay- Ohio State (Lim, Seal, Appleby, Fleagle), 6:28.01