Newcomers Shine as Ohio State Tops Kenyon


  • Results
  • Hosted by Ohio State
  • Friday, October 27th
  • 25 Yards
  • Dual Meet Format


Ohio State opened their season at home on Friday, as the Buckeye men and women hosted Kenyon College in dual meet action. They Buckeyes were dominant, as both the men and women won the meet by over 100 points.

  • MEN: Ohio State 189, Kenyon 69
  • WOMEN: Ohio State 185, Kenyon 73

The newcomers had an impact for Ohio State in their first meet with the Buckeyes. Freshman Freya Rayner swept the sprints, clocking in at 22.87 in the 50 free and 50.56 in the 100 free. Nick Hogsed, a transfer from Arizona, swept the distance races. Hogsed was dominant in both races, turning in a 9:20.86 to win the 1000 free and a 4:29.51 to win the 500 free.

The Buckeyes’ Meg Bailey was the top performer of the women’s meet, pulling off a winning triple. Her most dominant swim came in the 200 fly, where her 1:59.95 was over 2 seconds faster than anyone else in the field. In the 200 back, she used her back half speed to take over the lead from teammate Marianne Kahmann (2:02.84), winning in 2:01.40. She once again came from behind to win the 200 IM, outsplitting teammate Kathrin Demmler (2:03.65) on the breaststroke leg, 35.71 to 36.76, to take over and win in 2:02.29.

Aside from Hogsed, teammate Ching Lim was the only swimmer to win multiple races on the men’s side. Lim held off a late charge from freshman teammate Paul DeLakis (1:40.05), touching in 1:40.03 to win by hundredths. His next win came in the 200 IM, where he once again used his front half speed to take the edge over DeLakis, holding him off to win 1:51.05 to 1:51.74.


Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State swimming and diving program got its 2017-18 season started on Friday evening at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion with wins over Kenyon College. Ohio State’s men outscored Kenyon 189-69, while the women were victorious with a final total of 185-73.

Women’s Recap
Meg Bailey claimed the most golds for Ohio State with three: 200 butterfly (1:59.95), 200 backstroke (2:01.40) and the 200 individual medley (2:02.29). In two of those three races, the Buckeyes took the top two spots with Amanda McNulty taking second in the 200 butterfly with a readout of 2:02.64, andMarianne Kahmann followed Bailey in the 200 backstroke with a readout of 2:02.84.

Freya Rayner dominated the short freestyle races with golds in the 50 and 100-yard races. The freshman had an impressive debut in American waters with times of 22.87 and 50.56, respectively. The Buckeyes swam away with the individual titles in all 12 of the individual races: Molly Kowal (1000 freestyle), Kristen Romano (200 freestyle), Kahmann (100 backstroke), Hanna Gresser (100 breaststroke), Katie Antal (200 breastroke), Kathleen Cook (500 freestyle) and McNulty (100 butterfly) were the other seven winners.

On the diving boards. Genevieve Angerame scored a 295.43 to claim gold on the one-meter dive and Camryn McPherson came away victorious on the three-meter dive with a tally of 347.33.

Men’s Recap
Ching Hwang Lim and Nick Hogsed were the only multiple race winners for the men’s squad. Hogsed edged teammate Brayden Seal in the 1000 freestyle by a little under four seconds with a time of 9:20.86. Hogsed returned to the water about an hour after the 1000 freestyle to claim another title, this time in the 500 freestyle with a clocking of 4:29.51.

Lim swam with freshman Paul DeLakis in the 200 freestyle stroke for stroke and edged him by .02 seconds to win with a time of 1:40.03. Lim also claimed the title in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:51.05 to edge Kenyon’s Matt Leenhouts by 6.61 seconds for a winning time of 1:51.05.

As the women did, the men swept all individual races with gold: Mark Belanger (100 backstroke), Jack Barone (100 breaststroke), Henrique Painhas (200 butterfly), Michael Lynch (50 freestyle), Nathan Christian (100 freestyle), Brad Shannon (200 backstroke), DeLakis (200 breaststroke) and Michael Salazar(100 butterfly).

In the diving well, Christo Law took gold on both the one-meter (404.63) and three-meter (419.55) to open up his season.

Results – Top Finishers
1M Dive – Angerame (295.43), Tarvit (289.20)
3M Dive – McPherson (347.33), Angerame (309.08)
3M Dive – Law (419.55), Romankik (408.98)
200 medley Relay – Kahmann, Gresser, Rayner, McNichols 1:41.16
200 medley Relay – Belanger, Barone, Salazar, Chavez – 1:29.59
1000 Free – Kowal (9:58.94) and Jaspeado (10:03.91)
1000 Free- Hogsed (9:20.86) and Seal (9:24.20)
200 Free- Romano (1:50.02), Coy (1:51.08)
200 Free- Lim (1:40.03), DeLakis (1:40.05)
100 Back- Kahmann (56.27), Auckley (56.79)
100 Back- Belanger (48.86), Shannon (50.13)
100 Breast- Gresser (1:02.47), Washko (1:04.01)
100 Breast- Barone (56.74), Jahan (57.36)
200 Butterfly- Bailey (1:59.95), McNulty (2:02.64)
200 Butterfly- Painhas (1:49.54), Gloude (1:50.77)
50 Free- Rayner (22.87), McNichols (23.16)
50 Free- Lynch (20.64), Musterait (20.71)
100 Free- Rayner (50.56)
100 Free- Christian (45.45), Loy (45.57)
200 Back- Bailey (2:01.40), Kahmann (2:02.84)
200 Back- Shannon (1:50.59), Trace (1:51.72)
200 Breast- Antal (2:20.78)
200 Breast- Delakis (2:02.53)
500 Free- Cook (5:00.34)
500 Free- Hogsed (4:29.51)
100 Butterfly- McNulty (55.36)
100 Butterfly- Salazar (48.06)
200 IM- Bailey (2:02.29)
200 IM-Lim (1:51.05)
400 Free Relay- Rayner, Trace, Petrak, Romano (3:25.19)
400 Free Relay- Salazar, Chavez, Belanger, Loy (3:02.40)

Up Next
The Buckeyes will host their second home meet of the 2017 season on Friday (Nov. 3) at 6 p.m. ET. The women will be taking on Akron and Denison, while the men will solely be competing against Denison.


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Kenyon College Lords swimming and diving team rang up 21 top-five finishes Friday night, but that didn’t stop their NCAA Division I opponent, The Ohio State University Buckeyes, from breezing to 221-75 dual-meet victory at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.

The Lords got two of their best swims of the evening within the meet’s first four events. In the opening 200-yard medley relay Ben BaturkaMick BartholomewMatthew Cooper and David Fitch combined for a time of 1:32.64, which was good for third place. Three events later, Baturka completed the 100-yard backstroke in 51.49, which netted another third-place finish.

In between those two events, Kenyon freshman Fielding Fischer and sophomore Reilly Shieldsturned in a couple more top-five finishes. Fischer was fourth in the 1,000-yard freestyle, clocking in at 9:42.58, and Shields was fifth in the 200-yard freestyle, finishing in 1:42.20.

The Lords had two more top-five finishes before Ohio State swimmers began swimming events as exhibitions. Junior Jon Zimdars claimed fifth in the 200-yard butterfly and Bartholomew, a sophomore, claimed fifth place in the 200-yard backstroke. Zimdars’ time was 1:53.64 and Bartholomew’s was 1:55.72.

Following that event, all but one Buckeye swimmer in each event competed for points. That left the door open for a few Kenyon runner-up finishes. Sophomore Kieran Allsop collected the first of those second-place showings by clocking in at 2:10.90 in the 200-yard breaststroke. Another sophomore, Connor Rumpit was next, as he took the second-place spot in the 500-yard freestyle by finishing in 4:37.27. Zimdars was second in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 51:04 and senior Matt Leenhouts finished off the Lords’ individual performance with a runner-up placement and a time of 1:57.64 in the 200-yard individual medley.

Closing out the meet, the Kenyon men posted a time of 3:10.56 in the 400-yard freestyle relay to claim one final second-place finish. That quartet consisted of Shields, Fitch, Weston Carpenter and Tommy Weiss.

Kenyon now returns home to face yet another Big Ten opponent, as the Lords host the Michigan State University Spartans tomorrow at 2 p.m.


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Kenyon Ladies had a total of six runner-up finishes on Friday night as they faced off against NCAA Division I The Ohio State University at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The Buckeyes ended up winning the dual meet by a 217-79 tally.

Junior Hannah Orbach-Mandel earned the Ladies’ first second-place mark during the 100-yard freestyle. Her time of 50.85 was just 0.30 seconds away from first place.

A couple of events later, Julia Wilson dialed up a 2:25.37 finish in the 200 breaststroke. Kaitlin Rossman and Ren DeBrosse followed in third and fourth, respectively.

Kenyon’s next two second-place marks came from Kendall Vanderhoof and Kanchi Desai. In the 500 freestyle, Vanderhoof touched the wall in 5:03.52 while Desai finished the 100 butterfly in 59.15. The Ladies also saw Scout Wilkins and Claire Murray add third and fourth place marks, respectively in the 500 free.

First-year Crile Hart added the Ladies’ last individual runner-up finish. In the 200-yard individual medley, she clocked in at 2:08.40. Hart also added a pair of third-place marks in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke events, and swam a leg in the fourth-place 200-yard medley relay with teammates Summer Otazu, Orbach-Mandel and Wilson. The quartet completed that event in 1:44.89.

In relay competition, Kenyon’s last second-place finish came in the 400 free relay. Orbach-Mandel, Celina GermanAbby Wilson and Emmerson Mirus wrapped that event up in 3:32.29.

Rounding out the Ladies’ best marks including Abby Wilson‘s third-place finish in the 200 freestyle and Julia Wilson‘s fourth-place mark in the 100 breaststroke.

In diving action, Madeline Carlson came in fifth place in both the one-meter and three-meter diving events.

The Ladies are back in the pool tomorrow at 2 p.m. when they host NCAA Division I Michigan State University at the James A. Steen Aquatics Center.

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