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Lake Erie Silver Dolphins’ Jessica Eden is staying in-state with a verbal to Ohio State’s class of 2026. She’s a junior at Hawken High School in Gates Mills, Ohio.
I chose The Ohio State University for it’s amazing coaching staff, and the great academic opportunities it provides. I also have enjoyed getting to know the team, and I have felt their support even with the limitations of covid! I can not wait to be a buckeye!! Go Bucks!!
TOP TIMES (SCY)
- 50 free – 23.91
- 100 free – 51.58
- 200 free – 1:51.42
- 100 back – 55.93
- 200 back – 2:00.55
- 200 IM – 2:00.90
- 400 IM – 4:20.08
Eden is the defending Ohio HS Division II Champion in the 200 IM, where she took the title in 2:01.12 after a lifetime best 2:00.90 in prelims. She was also the 100 back runner-up (55.94), behind Ohio State ’25 commit Nyah Funderburke (54.49), and she helped Hawken to the 200 medley relay title with a 26.66 lead-off leg and the 200 free relay title with a 23.14 anchor leg.
In 2019, at the Speedo Winter Junior Championships – East, Eden scored in the 400 IM, going a lifetime best 4:20.08 to place 10th overall.
The Ohio State women just came off of a triumphant team win at the 2020 Big Ten Championships. The Buckeyes had a very deep IM group last season; five women were between 1:56.4-1:58.1 in the 200 and there were three Buckeyes under 4:10 in the 400. Eden’s 400 IM time would’ve scored at the 2020 Big Ten Champs, and her 200 IM time is just tenths off of what it took to make the C-final there.
Eden joins mid-distance freestyler Sanna Peterson in OSU’s class of 2026 on the women’s side.
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