Ohio State Invite Day 1: Anton Ipsen Throws Down Nation-Leading 500

Torrey Hart
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November 17th, 2017 ACC, College


Day 1 of the Ohio State Invitational kicked off today with prelims and finals for the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200IM, 50 free,  and 400 medley relay.

The NC State women got things started by scaring Stanford’s 2016 1:27.72 meet record, with the team of Ky-lee Perry, Krista Duffield, Olivia Calegan and Elise Haan going 1:28.52 in the 200 free relay. On the men’s side, the team of Ryan Held, Justin Ress, Jacob Molacek and Giovanni Izzo combined for a meet record 1:15.83.

Penn State’s Ally McHugh came back on Kentucky’s Geena Freriks in the women’s 500, prevailing in 4:38.77 with Freriks touching just behind at 4:38.91. NC State’s Anton Ipsen downed the meet record in 4:13.19, also good for first in the nation.

In the women’s 200 IM, Kentucky’s Asia Seidt took down a meet record of her own, going 1:53.84 (just short of Katinka Hosszu‘s 1:53.47 pool record, set in 2010). She was considerably ahead of Julia Poole’s 2nd-place 1:56.39. NC State’s Andreas Vazaios took the men’s race in 1:43.73.

NC State’s Ky-lee Perry won the women’s 50 free in 22.01, followed by Ohio alum Aliena Schmidtke in 22.33. Ryan Held dropped a 19.06 in the men’s race to land 2nd in the nation, well ahead of teammate Justin Ress and Notre Dame’s Justin Plaschka, who tied for second in 19.60.

Kentucky’s team of Bridgette Alexander, Bailey Bonnett, Asia Seidt and Geena Freriks won the 400 medley relay in 3:32.31, thanks to a blazing 50.99 out of Seidt’s fly leg. On the men’s side, the NC State team of Coleman Stewart, Jacob Molacek, Ryan Held and Justin Hess went 3:07.04, tying Alabama for the top time in the nation.

Day 2 will kick off at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

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3 years ago

Doesn’t Dressel have the leading time in 18.66?

Reply to  Dudeman
3 years ago

Rankings aren’t showing leadoff relay splits in the search so it probably didn’t come up, but that’s correct. The post has been updated.

3 years ago

Wow that is a good 500 time. Also it’s kind of crazy that the top time in the nation for a relay is a tie

3 years ago

Great Men’s 500. Top three all sub 4:15. That’s fast!

crooked donald
3 years ago

Ress 41.8 on end of the medley relay. Not quite Peironi, but fast.

ct swim fan
3 years ago

A question about college NCAAs, if a relay team has an “A” cut, does that allow the 4 people in the relay to swim
individually as long as they have the “B” cut in that individual event? Thanks to anyone that knows.

Reply to  ct swim fan
3 years ago

Pretty sure that’s not the case. relay swimmers do have an opportunity to time trial though.

Reply to  ct swim fan
3 years ago

That used to be the case, and those relay qualifying swimmers would count towards the total cap on swimmers for the meet. They changed it a few years ago to where they only count individual qualifiers towards the cap, thereby making a deeper and more “deserving” field. Up to four relay swimmers per school can still go but I believe it’s on the university’s dime.

ACC fan
3 years ago

Nc state’s B medley was faster than held and RESS A relay at the 200! Combined would be.5 faster

3 years ago

The article states that NC state’s 400 medley ties Alabama for the top time in the nation, but I believe both Indiana and Missouri posted faster times this weekend.

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Torrey Hart

Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majored in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swam distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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