Kathrin Demler Pulls Off 9:53/1:48 1000/200FR Double in Tri with Akron & Kenyon


  • Friday, November 8th
  • McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion, Columbus, OH
  • Short Course Yards
  • Results



  • Ohio State – 254, Kenyon – 40
  • Ohio State – 213, Akron – 85
  • Akron – 229, Kenyon – 60


  1. Ohio State – 207
  2. Kenyon – 87

Ohio State won out against the Akron women, and the women and men of Division III powerhouse Kenyon. The Buckeyes won 27 of 32 events on the day, including a sweep of the relays and diving events. Starting with the events Akron and Kenyon won, Akron was out in full force in the women’s stroke 200s. Junior Paulina Nogaj won the women’s 200 fly with a 1:59.29, thanks to a speedy 30.28 on the final 50. Nogaj was the only swimmer in the field to crack the 2:00 mark. Freshman Weronika Gorecka took the women’s 200 back in 1:58.71, which sits just .10 seconds off her season best. Akron also picked up a win with sophomore Andrea Fischer in the 200 breast. Fischer swam a 2:16.68, coming in over 2 seconds off her season best.

Akron also picked up a win from sophomore Sarah Watson in the women’s 100 fly, who clocked a 55.36, which is also off her season best of 54.06. Kenyon picked up a big win over Ohio State in the men’s 500 free, with senior Connor Rumpit posting a season best of 4:33.92. With that swim, Rumpit now sits atop the NCAA DIII national standings.

Cameron Craig had a great day for the Buckeyes, winning the men’s 100 back and 100 fly, as well as helping both of Ohio State’s men’s relays to victory. Craig swam a 48.68 in his first 100 back of the season, touching as the only swimmer in the field under 49 seconds. He then swam his first 100 fly of the season as well, posting a 48.16 to be the only swimmer in the field uner 50 seconds. Craig now sits at 4th in the 100 back and 6th in the 100 fly in the Big Ten this year. Craig also anchored the Ohio State 400 medley relay to victory in a field-leading 44.08. He also anchored the 200 free relay to victory with a 20.13, which also topped the field.

Kathrin Demler of Ohio State pulled off the difficult 1000 free/200 free, swimming both events for the first time this season. In the 1000 free, Demler swam a 9:53.07, cruisning to victory by 14 seconds. She then turned around with only the men’s 1000 free as a break, clocking a 1:48.73 to win the 200 free. She was the only swimmer in the field to break 1:50. Demler’s first attempts at the 1000 free and 200 free came this season in at 3rd and 6th respectively in the Big Ten this year.

Freya Rayner swept the women’s sprint freestyles for the Buckeyes. Rayner kicked off her day with a 50.01 to anchor the OSU 400 medley relay to victory, which was the fastest split in the field. Rayner then went on to win the women’s 50 free with a season best of 23.13, coming in at 5th in the Big Ten. Rayner then clocked a 50.52 in the 100 free, winning with another season best. She then split 22.62 on the 2nd leg of the winning OSU 200 free relay, marking the fastest split in the field yet again.

Ohio State sophomore Semuede Andreis won the men’s 50 free in a season best of 20.27. That time only comes in .30 seconds off Andreis’ lifetime best of 19.97, which was also his season best from last year.


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s and women’s swimming and diving program swept the podium in 15 total events on Friday evening against the Akron Zips and the Kenyon Lords and picked up 27 first place finishes out of 32 total events.

Ohio State Men 207, Kenyon Men 87
Ohio State Women 254, Kenyon Women 40
Ohio State Women 213, Akron Women 85

Ohio State Buckeyes

The Buckeye women finished the evening 12 first place finishes and seven podium sweeps against Kenyon and Akron. Kathrin Demler was a three-time winner in the 1000 free (9:53.07), 200 free (1:48.73), and 100 fly (56.04). Freya Rayner and Katie Trace were double winners with Rayner winning the 50 free and 100 free and Trace touching first in the 200 fly and 200 IM.

On the 3-meter springboard, the Buckeyes went one-two with Genevieve Angerame finishing first with a score of 336.45 and Lexie Barker following in second at 293.70. Angerame placed first on the 1-meter with a score of 285.25 while Mackenzie Crawford and Barker rounded out the Top 3.

On the men’s side, Ohio State finished first in 15 of the 16 total events against the Lords, with podium sweeps in six races and both diving competitions. Notably, Cameron Craig finished the night as a double winner with a first place finish in the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly. In the 400 medley relay, Ohio State’s “A” team of Kondalski, DeLakis, Pohlmann, and Craig touched ahead of the Buckeye “B” and “C” teams for a time of 3:17.48.

In diving, the men had a perfect outing on the 3-meter springboard, sweeping the podium and finishing all divers Top 5. Going one-two-three, Lyle Yost picked up a win with a score of 395.60 followed by Jacob Siler with 392.15 and Jacob Fielding at 383.10. Joey Canova followed at fourth (358.35) and Hunter Grannum finished fifth (312.30). On 1-meter, Canova finished first with 390.20 total points and Yost, Siler, Fielding and Grannum all finished Top 5, respectively.

Results – Women

Diving Results

3-meter diving – 1. Genevieve Angerame 336.45; 2. Lexie Barker 293.70; 5. Mackenzie Crawford 254.90

1-meter diving – 1. Genevieve Angerame 285.25; 2. Mackenzie Crawford 272.60; 3. Lexie Barker 266.25

Race Results

400 medley relay – 1. Bradley, Gresser, Trace, Rayner, 3:40.76; 2. Wolfe, Bach, Walsh, Petrak, 3:44.94; 3. Landstra, Banks, Luft, Glesenkamp, 3:53.02

1,000 free – 1. Kathrin Demler 9:53.07; 2. Georgia Mosher 10:08.02; 3. Natalia Jaspeado 10:13.35

200 free – 1. Kathrin Demler 1:48.73; 3. Katie Trace 1:50.91; 4. Nicole Fye 1:51.46

100 back – 1. Brynna Wolfe 54.94; 2. Rebekah Bradley 55.47; 3. Amy Fulmer 55.56

100 breast – 1. Hanna Gresser 1:01.21; 2. Josie Panitz 1:01.97; 4. Aislinn Walsh 1:04.56

200 fly – 2. Katie Trace 2:00.54; 3. Meredith Moellering 2:03.28

50 free – 1. Freya Rayner 23.13; 2. Amy Fulmer 23.60; 3. Taylor Petrak 23.63

100 free – 1. Freya Rayner 50.52; 2. Amy Fulmer 51.02

200 back – 2. Kristen Romano 1:59.69; 4. Brynna Wolfe 2:03.53

200 breast – 2. Josie Panitz 2:16.95; 3. Molly Kowal 2:20.27; 4. Sarah Sperber 2:21.17

500 free – 1. Nicole Fye 4:57.21; 2. Molly Kowal 4:58.52; 3. Natalia Jaspeado 5:03.33

100 fly – 2. Kathrin Demler 56.04; 3. Hanna Gresser 56.38; 4. Josie Panitz 57.06

200 IM – 1. Katie Trace 2:02.56; 2. Hanna Gresser 2:04.69; 3. Kristen Romano 2:04.97

200 free relay – 1. Ohio State “A” (Fulmer, Rayner, Bradley, Petrak) 1:32.94; 3. Ohio State “B” (Landstra, Moellering, Romano, Jurkovic-Perisa) 1:34.23

Results – Men

Diving Results

3-meter diving – 1. Lyle Yost 395.60; 2. Jacob Siler 392.15; 3. Jacob Fielding 383.10

1-meter diving – 1. Joey Canova 390.20; 2. Lyle Yost 330.60; 3. Jacob Siler 330.25

Race Results

400 Medley Relay – 1. Kondalski, DeLakis, Pohlmann, Craig, 3:17.48; 2. McDermott, Mathews, Lense, Abeysinghe, 3:21.27; 3. Cooper, McFadden, Dillmann, Andreis, 3:22.74

1000 free – 1. Carson Burt 9:28.07; 2. Alex Dillmann 9:29.98; 4. Chachi Gustafson 9:52.07

200 free – 1. Lain Weaver 1:40.63; 2. Jay Johnson 1:42.19; 3. Jason Mathews 1:42.80

100 back – 1. Cameron Craig 48.68; 2. Colin McDermott 49.74; 3. Andrew Loy 51.26

100 breast – 1. Paul DeLakis 56.30; 2. Evan McFadden 56.56; 3. Connor Isings 57.08

200 fly – 1. Chachi Gustafson 1:52.37; 2. Trey Gribble 1:52.76; 3. Matthew Magness 1:55.68

50 free – 1. Sem Andreis 20.27; 2. Joseph Pohlmann 20.82

100 free – 1. Matt Abeysinghe – 45.60; 2. Lain Weaver 46.66; 3. Jay Johnson 46.98

200 back – 1. Jonah Cooper 1:52.06; 3. Evan Stapp 1:52.66; 4. Andrew Loy 1:52.85

200 breast – 1. Jason Mathews 1.59.86

100 fly – 1. Cameron Craig 48.16

200 IM – 1. Thomas Watkins 1:52.20

200 free relay – 1. Ohio State “A” (Loy, Andreis, Abeysinghe, Craig) 1:22.33



COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Kenyon College Ladies swimming and diving team made the short trip to The Ohio State University on Friday night to swim against some NCAA Division I competition. The Ladies put up some good individual times, but were overpowered by the host Buckeyes, 254-40, as well as the University of Akron Zips, 229-60.

The Buckeyes finished the evening with a dozen first-place finishes and seven podium sweeps against Kenyon and Akron. There were 16 events in all and Akron swimmers claimed wins in the four events that Ohio State didn’t win.

For Kenyon, the top finisher was junior Crile Hart, who took fourth place in the 200-yard individual medley by clocking in at 2:06.44. Earlier in the meet, Hart also logged a 10th-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly. Her time in that race was 2:08.31.

Other top-10 finishers for the Ladies on Friday included freshman Ania Axas, sophomore Andrea Perttula, and junior Claire Murray. Axas took ninth place in the 100-yard butterfly by clocking in at 58.76. Perttula was 10th in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 54.06. Murray also placed 10th, but in two events. The first was the 200-yard freestyle, which she completed in 1:58.05. The second was the 200-yard breaststroke, which she finished in 2:29.61.

The Ladies get right back in the pool tomorrow. They don’t, however, get a break from Division I competition, as they will host Michigan State University beginning at 2 p.m.



COLUMBUS, Ohio – Kenyon College senior Connor Rumpit won the 500-yard freestyle race on Friday night as the Lords fell in a dual meet to Division I The Ohio State University at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.

Rumpit was Kenyon’s lone victor on the night as the team also got nine combined second- and third-place efforts from others.

During the 500, Rumpit finished in 4:33.92 while teammate Colin Bowling finished in second.

The runner-up finishes were many. Nicholas Tong’s 1:52.32 in the 200-yard backstroke was just 0.26 seconds off first place. Senior Mick Bartholomew completed the 200 breaststroke in 2:11.07 while sophomore Andrew Grier touched the wall in second in the 100 butterfly (51.67). Plus, Luis Weekes added a runner-up mark in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:53.47.

Kenyon’s final second-place showing came in the 200-yard free relay. David FitchMarcus HongMart Niehoff and Tommy Weiss teamed up to finish in 1:24.08.

Additionally, Mark Lang took third in the 1,000 free (9:51.11) while Weiss and Spencer Pruett earned the same finish in the 50 free and 100 fly, respectively.

The Lords will return home tomorrow to face another D1 opponent. At 2 p.m. they will host Michigan State University.




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