Ohio State Women Dominate Meet with Indiana, Purdue, Rutgers


  • February 6, 2021
  • West Lafayette, IN
  • Short course yards (SCY)
  • Results
  • Scores
    • Ohio State 198, Purdue 99
    • Indiana 185, Purdue 115
  • Notable absences
    • Purdue: Maizie Seidl (has not raced this season), Greta Decoursey (has not raced this season), Tessa Wrightson
    • Indiana: Ashley Turak
    • Ohio State: Georgia White (has not raced this season)

Ohio State joined the party in West Lafayette today, their match-up with Michigan falling through as the Wolverines are currently barred from all athletic training and competition per school COVID-19 guidelines until at least February 7.

Both OSU and IU beat Purdue, though the OSU-IU meet was unscored as the Indiana women already claimed their January dual in a 166-134 decision. Rutgers had a tiny contingent join the meet, too.

Ohio State wasted no time in their win over Purdue and Indiana, jetting off to a 1-2-3 finish in the 200 medley relay as Indiana DQ’d their A (though the A finished at 1:42.23, which would’ve still been fourth if the relay was legal). OSU’s A posted a 1:37.46, getting a 24.54 lead-off by Emily Crane, a 27.06 breast leg from Hannah Bach and a 23.69 fly leg from freshman Kit Kat Zenick. The A was anchored by Freya Rayner at 22.17, while Taylor Petrak had the field’s best split on the end of the B relay (21.87).

Crane went on to win the 100 back (55.32) in an OSU 1-2-3, capitalizing on IU’s thinner backstroke group this year, and she and Petrak tied for the 50 free win at 22.99. In that race, Rayner secured the 1-1-3 sweep for OSU, clocking a 23.19.

Amy Fulmer nabbed two wins for the Buckeyes, leading 1-2s in the 200 free (1:49.15) with Kristen Romano (1:49.86) and the 100 free (50.08) with Petrak (50.65). Later in the 200 back, Romano chipped in a win with a time of 1:58.26. Fulmer was the big split in the 400 free relay, where OSU went 1-2; Fulmer turned in a 48.75 third leg on the A relay, while Zenick was 49.84 leading off and Petrak 49.12 on the second leg.

Katie Trace was another winner for OSU, going 2:01.13 in the 200 fly to edge out IU’s Carla Gildersleeve (2:01.24).

Emily Weiss was a key swimmer for Indiana today, as she swept the breaststroke races. She was 1:01.27 in the 100 and 2:14.21 in the 200, as Noelle Peplowski took second behind her in the 100 (1:02.05).

Josie Grote had a come-from-behind win for Indiana in the 1000 free (10:01.55), roaring home in a 56.97 final 100 to overtake the leader for most of the race, Ohio State freshman Maya Geringer (10:02.13). Hoosier freshman Elizabeth Broshears was another winner, picking up a 54.71 in the 100 fly.

In the 200 IM, Mac Looze of Indiana and OSU’s Romano tied for the win, both stopping the clock at 2:02.25.

For Purdue, sophomore Kate Beavon, freshman Hayley Pike and freshman Abby Jahns nabbed a 1-2-3 finish in the 500 free, as Beavon came within two-tenths of her best at 4:51.17 ahead of Pike’s 4:56.10. Jahns was a close third in 4:56.95.

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2 years ago

Looking forward to the B1G championship. It should be a very exciting,competitive meet. It could come down to the last relay between Michigan, Indiana and Ohio State!

Sunny Cal
Reply to  Mike
2 years ago

Doubt that.
Didn’t MI beat IN handily in their meet earlier this year??
MI wins Big 10’s

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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