2016 OHIO STATE INVITATIONAL
- Full Results
- Meet info
- Hosted by Ohio State University
- Friday, November 18th-Sunday, November 20th
- 25 yards
- Invite format
FINAL TEAM SCORES:
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On the final night of competition at the 2016 Ohio State Invitational, Stanford freshman Katie Ledecky went out with a bang. Ledecky set a new NCAA and American Record for the 2nd time this weekend, winning the 1650 by a full minute with her 15:03.92. She also broke the NCAA and American Records in the 500 free on Friday night, and the NCAA Record in the 1000 free last week, so she owns the NCAA Records across the board in the distance free races.
Stanford teammates Simone Manuel and Lia Neal went 1-2 for the Cardinal in the 100 free. Manuel, the 2016 Olympic champ in the 100 meter free, popped a 47.37 to take the win, while Neal followed in 47.70. Rounding out the top 3 was Ohio State All-American Zhesi Li in 48.39.
Manuel and Neal were also a part of Stanford’s winning 400 free relay, with Manuel posting the fastest split on the 3rd leg at 47.05 and Neal anchoring in 48.37. Janet Hu led off with a 48.19, and Ledecky popped a post-mile 48.94 on the 2nd leg in the team’s overall winning time of 3:12.55.
All-American and NCAA Champion Ella Eastin, a Cardinal sophomore, had a strong showing in the women’s 200 fly. Eastin raced to a 1:52.62 in that event to grab her 3rd win of the weekend, beating the rest of the field by over 4 seconds.
Defending NCAA Champion Danielle Galyer took to the pool in tonight’s 200 back final, but she wasn’t the fastest Wildcat in the water this time. While Stanford’s Janet Hu won the race in a blazing 1:50.69, Kentucky freshman Asia Seidt also turned heads with her 1:51.18 for 2nd place. Galyer followed for 3rd in 1:52.21.
On the men’s side, Shane Ryan picked up his 3rd win of the weekend while completing his sweep of the men’s sprint frees. Ryan, who won the 50 free on Friday and the 100 back on Saturday, won tonight’s 100 free in 42.49. Coming in behind him to round out the top 3 were Ohio State standouts Josh Fleagle (43.02) and Matt McHugh (43.97).
A pair of Kentucky swimmers brought home wins for their team on the men’s side. Drew Aviotti kicked things off in the 1650 free, racing to a 14:58.50 victory ahead of Ohio State’s Brayden Seal (15:00.32). Later in the session, Kyle Higgins gave the Wildcats another victory with his dominant 1:42.66 in the 200 fly.
Additional Event Winners:
- Women’s 100 breast- Taylor Vargo, Ohio State, 2:09.43
- Men’s 200 breast- Jack Burton, Utah, 1:56.67
- Men’s 200 back- Thomas Trace, Ohio State, 1:43.72
- Men’s 400 free relay- Ohio State (Fleagle, Belanger, Appleby, McHugh), 2:54.39