Ohio State Wins Big At Home Over Purdue, Cincinnati

by Ian Murphy 0

October 24th, 2014 Big Ten, College, Previews & Recaps

The Ohio State women won twice, the men won once, and the Purdue women split their duals at the Ohio State triangle meet on friday. The big losers were the Cincinnati Bearcats. Neither the men or women won at the meet.

Purdue downed the Bearcats 246-53, but lost to Ohio State 165-134. The Ohio State women beat Cincinnati 238-60. The Ohio State men beat Cincinnati 160-119.


Ohio State got started fast winning the 200 medley relay in 1:29.80, more almost a full seven seconds ahead of Cincinnati’s A relay. The relay was anchored with a 19.71 split from junior Josh Fleagle.

Fleagle would win the 50 in 20.20 and the 100 in 44.36.

The 1000 was closer than Ohio State would have liked, however. Freshman Brayden Seal beat out Cincinnati freshman Chris Bready by just .15. The two newcomers were neck and neck for the entire race, with Bready holding a slight edge. Heading into the last 50, Bready was ahead by .17, but would be out-split by Seal. A 25.46 from Seal to a 25.78 from Bready was enough to secure Seal the win in 9:17.68. Bready came in at 9:17.83.

Ohio State sophomore Steffen Hilmer won the 200 with a 1:38.81, followed  by his teammate, senior Rowan Williams, in 1:41.62.

Matt McHugh won the 100 back in 49.57 for  the Buckeyes, but did not swim the 200 back.

DJ Macdonald doubled up in the breastrokes for the Buckeyes. He was 55.08 in the 100 breast and 2:01.96 in the 200 breast.

Freshman Jack Barone was the runner up in the 100 in 56.99. Dimitry Doglov was second in the 200 in 2:05.77.

In the 500, Bready was again a factor, although much less so, taking second behind Ohio State’s Jovan Mitrovic. Mitrovic finished in 4:32.39. Bready came in at 4:38.61. Seal was swimming exhibition and touched at 4:37.15.

Ohio State’s A 400 free relay was disqualified, the B finished in 3:07.77. Cincinnati’s A finished in 3:06.54.

Full results for the men are available here


The Women’s meet was the same story for Cincinnati, but the addition of Purdue made the meet more competitive for Ohio State and Purdue.

Ohio State and Purdue were close all night. In the medley relay, Ohio State’s team of Camey Rabold, Ashley Vance, Annelise Sprau, and Zhesi Li, beat Purdue, finishing in 1:41.97, compared to Purdue’s 1:42.44.

Lindsey Clary won the 1000 for the Buckeyes in 9:54.61, but the Purdue trio of Kaersten Meitz, Nika Petric, and Lizzy Lyon finished second, third, and fourth in 9:57.52, 10:06.46, and 10:07.48, respectively.

Purdue then swept the 200. Alexa Davis, Abby Jagdfeld, and Rhiannon Sheets all finished under 1:50. Aliena Schmidtke was the highest finisher for the Buckeyes, placing fifth with a 1:51.64.

But Ohio State came right back with a sweep of their own in the 100 back. Camey Rabold, Erin Dunseith, and Lauren Davis were first in 56.32, second 56.45, and third in 56.85.

Ashley Vance helped out the Buckeye cause with a win in the 100 breast in 1:02.81, and a second place in behind her teammate Amy Bopp in the 200 breast. Bopp came in at 2:15.72, Vance was just behind her in 2:16.04.

Zhesi Li, a freshman, who anchored Ohio State’s medley relay, won the 50 free in 23.03 and was second in the 100 in 51.01 behind Purdue’s Jagdfeld, who came in at 50.21.

Ohio State got a big boost in the form of the 200 back. Ohio state swept the backstroke events behind the team of Annie Gillig, Kaitlyn Ferrara, and Lauren Davis. Gillig finished in 2:00.57, Ferrara in 2:03.46, and Davis in 2:03.55, just .03 ahead of Purdue’s Trish Regan.

Purdue took home the win in the 400 free relay in 3:23.68, but that was not enough to beat the Buckeyes, who took the meet victory.

Full results for the women are available here


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