Ohio v. Akron
- Saturday, November 9, 2019
- Athens, Ohio
Courtesy: Ohio Athletics
ATHENS, Ohio — The Ohio women’s swimming & diving team (0-4, 0-2 MAC) notched four first-place finishes in a 182-116 loss to No. 19-ranked Akron today at the Ohio University Aquatic Center.
“Just seeing that progress from the first two dual meets that we had this season to now,” said second-year head coach Mason Norman of the positives he took away from the Bobcats’ second Mid-American Conference dual meet of the season. A couple of freshmen getting their first-ever wins in dual meets, versus a MAC opponents especially, is huge.”
Junior Samantha Glass (Villa Hills, Ky.) took first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:04.63, finishing ahead of freshman Madeline Marks (Bentonville, Ark.). Glass also tallied two second-place finishes, finishing as the runner-up in the both the 400-yard individual medley (4:26.79) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:03.63).
Freshman McKenzie Grau (Mason, Ohio) recorded three top-two finishes. She won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:05.84, took second in the 100-yard freestyle in 51.78 and finished as the runner-up in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.19.
Junior Katherine Garrity (Eagan, Minn.) won the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:23.94 after taking second in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:07.27 and third in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:27.49.
Sophomore Madison Haschemeyer (Springfield, Ill.) produced a first-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle, clocking a 1:54.97, after taking third in the 100-yard freestyle in 53.47.
Other top-three swimming finishes for the Bobcats included freshman Emma Fortman (Madeira, Ohio) taking second in the 100-yard backstroke in 57.92 and third in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:06.18, senior Emilia Lahtinen (Ylojarvi, Finland) placing second in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:22.63 and sophomore Rebekah Klem (Columbiana, Ohio) finishing third in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.67.
Ohio’s 200-yard freestyle relay team of Grau, Fortman, freshman Grace Riddle (Canal Winchester, Ohio) and freshman Maya Conte (Brecksville, Ohio) took second in 1:36.79 while the 400-yard medley relay team of Fortman, Lahtinen, Glass and Riddle finished second in 3:55.38.
Sophomore Taylor Miller (Latrobe, Pa.) turned in two second-place finishes on the diving boards, posting a score of 273.38 on three-meter and a score of 264.30 on one-meter.
Ohio will be back in action Nov. 21-24 at the Ohio State Fall Open Invitational in Columbus.
Courtesy: Akron Athletics
ATHENS, Ohio – Akron Swimming and Diving earned its third Mid-American Conference win of the season with a victory over Ohio Saturday afternoon in Athens, Ohio.
With the win, Akron improves to 4-1 on the season while Ohio falls to 0-4.
Akron got off to a strong start as the quartet of sophomore Sarah Watson (Winnipeg, Manitoba), junior Paulina Nogaj (Radom, Poland), freshman Rachel Schiffli (Indianapolis, Indiana), and senior Morgan Waggoner (Fremont, Ohio) touched the wall at 1:35.03 in the 200 free, good enough for a first place finish.
Sophomore Olivia Gardner (Bromsgrove, England) followed that up with a first-place finish in the 400 IM with a time of 4:25.96.
In the first diving event of the afternoon, the 3-meter dive, junior Andrea Bugariu (Shelby Twp, Mich.) placed first with a score of 279.97. Junior Megan Nugent (Rochester, N.Y.) rounded out the top 3 with a score of 252.70.
Nogaj continued her dominance in the 100 butterfly, burning the competition with a time of 53.77, nearly five seconds quicker second-place finisher Weronika Gorecka (Wroclaw, Poland) who finished at 58.16.
Sophomore Andrea Fischer (Oak Grove, Minn.) came out on top in the 200 breaststroke for the second day in a row, touching the wall at 2:21.30. Gorecka also followed up her first-place performance in the 200 backstroke from yesterday, placing first once again with a time of 2:00.79.
Waggoner earned her second victory of the afternoon (first individual event) in the 100 free with a time of 51.78.
In the final diving event of the afternoon, Akron had two top-three finishes in the 1-meter dive, including a tremendous first-place finish by freshman Paige Kalik (Irwin, Penn.), whose score of 268.79 qualifies her for the NCAA Zone C Chamionship.
Waggoner followed that up with her third victory of the afternoon, swimming a 23.77 in the 50 free.
Ohio claimed victories in the next two events, until Akron came back out on top in the 100 backstroke, thanks to an impressive performance by Nogaj (57.33).
Gorecka (1:57.69) and Lamoureux (1:57.76) earned second and third place finishes, respectively in the 200 free. Senior Jessica Bonezzi (Wooster, Ohio) earned a second-place finish in the 1000 free with a time of 10:26.53.
Akron claimed victory in the final event of the afternoon, the 400 medley relay, thanks to an impressive 3:49.54 finish by Gorecka, Fischer, Watson and Nogaj.
The Zips will be back in action on Friday, Nov. 22 as they will compete in the Magnus Cup Invitational.