Bowling Green vs Toledo
- Friday-Saturday, February 2-3rd
- Cooper Pool, Bowling Green, OH
- Short course yards
- Bowling Green – 205
- Toledo – 148
Bowling Green and Toledo faced off at Cooper Pool on Friday and Saturday, Febraury 2nd and 3rd for their last MAC dual meet of the season. The Falcons took 12 of 19 events en route to beating to beating the Rockets by 57 points. Many personal and team season bests fueled the way for both teams.
Bowling Green started the meet with their season best and 4th fastest all-time 400 free relay. The team of Jordan Andrusak (51.61), Franziska Wohlert (50.59), Madelynne Andrews (51.13), and Maria Galic (50.76) combined to post a 3:24.09, which is 4th in the MAC this season, behind Akron, Buffalo, and Toledo. Andrusak’s lead-off split was the fastest 100 free for the Falcons this season.
Andrusak, a BGSU freshman, also took the 200 breast, 200 IM, and 400 IM, with the 200 breast being a personal and team season best. Andrusak posted a quick 2:16.53 to win the event, taking 1.55 seconds off her previous fastest mark this season. Her time comes in as 7th all-time for the Falcons, while teammate Nikki Borgerding, who came in 2nd with a season best of 2:17.92, comes in at 9th all-time. Andrusak went on to win the 200 IM, with a 2:02.47, less than 2 seconds off her BGSU school record of 2:00.72 (4th in the MAC this season). Similarly, she took the 400 IM with a 4:21.37, 1.53 seconds of her season best of 4:19.84, which is just off the BGSU record of 4:18.05 and is 5th in the MAC. Macarena García Garay (Toledo freshman) came in 2nd in the 400 IM with her 4:23.24, which is good for 6th all-time in the Toledo record book.
García Garay took the 1000 free on the first day, posting a 10:13.50 to stave off BGSU’s Natalie Criswell (10:15.78). García Garay’s time leads Toledo this year and is good for 9th in the MAC, while Criswell’s time leads BGSU and is good for 10th.
Maureen O’Sullivan (Toledo) blasted a 54.80 to win the 100 back, a lifetime best and team-leading swim. Her time comes in at 5th in the MAC this season, and is the 2nd fastest 100 back in Toledo history, coming close to the team record of 54.33.
In a very tight battle in the 100 fly, Eduarda Sales (Toledo) held off Sarah Hennings (BGSU) 55.03 to 55.09. Sales went out in a quick 25.60 to Hennings’ 25.95, but Hennings came back in a 29.14 to Sales 29.43, which brought within inches of winning. Sales’ time was not terribly far off the Toledo record of 53.50, and is good for 5th in the MAC this season and 5th for Toledo all-time. Hennings came in at 6th in the MAC and 4th for BGSU all-time.
Hennings also posted the 6th fastest MAC time in the 200 fly, which she won in 2:01.71. That puts her in striking distance of the BGSU record of 2:00.01 MAC Championship in a few weeks.
Franziska Wohlert (BGSU) took the 200 free in a lifetime best, and the 200 back in a huge season best. In the 200 free, Wohlert posted a 1:49.70 to go a team-leading time, which comes in at 8th in the MAC and 6th all-time for the Falcons, as well as breathes life into the BGSU 800 free relay, which was their weakest relay to this point in the season. The Falcon’s season best in the 800 free relay is 7:33.26, and the top 4 swimmers in the 200 free at this meet added up to 7:24.80 (Wohlert-1:49.70, Andrews-1:50.50, Verbrugge-1:51.44, Martin-1:53.16).
Wohlert then went a 1:59.68 to win the 200 back, which comes in at 5th in the MAC. She was also only about a second off her lifetime best of 1:58.50.
Event Winners (New Top 10 MAC rankings in bold)
- 400 free relay: Bowling Green (Andrusak, Wohlert, Andrews, Galic) – 3:24.09 (4th)
- 1000 free: Macarena García Garay (Toledo) – 10:13.50 (9th)
- 100 back: Maureen O’Sullivan (Toledo) – 54.80 (5th)
- 50 free: Lisa Eriksson (Toledo) – 23.85
- 200 fly: Sarah Hennings (Bowling Green) – 2:01.71 (6th)
- 200 free: Franziska Wohlert (Bowling Green) – 1:49.70 (8th)
- 200 breast: Jordan Andrusak (Bowling Green) – 2:16.53 (7th)
- 1 meter diving: Talisa Lemke (Bowling Green) – 305.15
- 200 IM: Jordan Andrusak (Bowling Green) – 2:02.47
- 200 medley relay: Bowling Green (Sullivan, Borgerding, Hennings, Galic) – 1:42.91
- 200 free relay: Toledo (Eriksson, Dicke, Sales, Ramden) – 1:33.70
- 500 free: Natalie Criswell (Bowling Green) – 4:57.73
- 100 free: Allison Dicke (Toledo) – 51.39
- 200 back: Franziska Wohlert (Bowling Green) – 1:59.68 (5th)
- 100 breast: Nicole Borgerding (Bowling Green) – 1:03.41
- 100 fly: Eduarda Sales (Toledo) – 55.03 (5th)
- 3 meter diving: Talisa Lemke (Bowling Green) – 326.70
- 400 IM: Jordan Andrusak (Bowling Green) – 4:21.37
- 400 medley relay: Toledo (O’Sullivan, Berggren, Sales, Dicke) – 3:46.25
Press Release – Bowling Green:
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Five different Falcons won events and led the Bowling Green State University to a 205-148 victory over the University of Toledo in the conclusion of a two-day dual meet on Saturday (Feb. 3). The victory is the team’s fifth in a row over their arch-rivals, and that represents their longest winning streak in series history. BGSU led the meet by 48 points after the first day (117-69); the second half of the meet was contested much more closely (88-79), but the Falcons’ lead was never seriously threatened. The win over Toledo successfully concludes BGSU’s 2017-18 home schedule, as they were 4-1 at Cooper Pool. The team now turns its focus to the 2018 Mid-American Conference Championships, which begin in 18 days.
Freshman Jordan Andrusak had possibly her best meet of the season. On Saturday, she won the 400 individual medley and set the team’s season best time in her first attempt at the 100 freestyle. In total, she won three races and established three new personal records against Toledo. Sophomore Talisa Lemke took first place in the three-meter diving, and she has now swept the two diving events in six meets this season. Franziska Wohlert also made her makr, with a victory in the 200 backstroke and third place in the 400 IM. She also scored season best times in both events. Wohlert completed the meet with four top-three finishes, a new personal record, and three other season bests.
Overall, the Falcons established 27 personal records, six all-time top-ten marks, 11 individual season best marks, and a team season best in nine events. BGSU swimmers and divers won 12 out of 19 possible times and earned a total of 35 top-three finishes.
BGSU Swimming and Diving head coach Matt Ense said, “The ladies came out and hit it out of the ballpark from event one yesterday. They went 3:24 in the 400 free relay, which is faster than we were at the MACs last year, and they just kept going from there. We got psyched up for this meet, and Toledo did as well. It got us swimming fast against our rivals, and it gets us really prepared for the MAC meet. It was Senior Weekend as well, and to be able to honor our seniors with a win against Toledo, you can’t ask for much more.”
BGSU ALL-TIME TOP TENS
- 100 Butterfly: Sarah Hennings (4th all-time, 0:55.09)
- 200 Backstroke: Lauren Sullivan (10th all-time, 2:02.42)
- Maddy Andrews (500 freestyle, 4:58.00)
- Jordan Andrusak (100 freestyle, 0:53.11; first career attempt; team season best)
- Anna Greisbach (100 freestyle, 1:00.74; first career attempt)
- Sarah Hennings (100 butterfly, 0:55.09; team season best)
- Shaunna Jones (100 butterfly, 0:57.25)
- Gabby Loeck (200 backstroke, 2:07.21)
- Monona Martin (100 freestyle, 0:52.92)
- Caroline Neely (500 freestyle, 5:06.57)
- Kristen Puthoff (100 breaststroke, 1:10.14; first career attempt)
- Lauren Sullivan (200 backstroke, 2:02.42)
- Emily Verbrugge (500 freestyle, 5:00.72; first career attempt)
- Meghan Burnard (100 butterfly, 1:00.96; first season attempt)
- Mary Edwards (500 freestyle, 5:00.72)
- Mary Edwards (400 IM, 4:29.99)
- Emily Verbrugge (100 breaststroke, 1:07.94)
- Franziska Wohlert (200 backstroke, 1:59.68; team season best)
- Franziska Wohlert (400 IM, 4:25.76; first season attempt)
- 200 Free Relay – Andrusak, Galic, Franks, Wohlert (1:33.94)
- Jordan Andrusak (1st, 400 IM and 3rd, 100 freestyle)
- Franziska Wohlert (1st, 200 backstroke and 3rd, 400 IM)
- Nikki Borgerding (1st, 100 breaststroke)
- Natalie Criswell (1st, 500 freestyle)
- Talisa Lemke (1st, 3-meter diving)
- 200 Freestyle Relay (2nd and 3rd)
- 400 Medley Relay (2nd)
- Maddy Andrews (2nd, 500 freestyle)
- Sarah Hennings (2nd, 100 butterfly)
- Claire Stam (2nd, 3-meter diving)
- Shaunna Jones (3rd, 100 butterfly)
- Ashley White (3rd, 3-meter diving)
Falcon athletes will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich. for the Michigan First Chance Meet in two weeks. The two-day meet will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 18. Following that, BGSU will head to Athens, Ohio for the 2018 Mid-American Conference Championships. That meet will be held over four days from Wednesday, Feb. 21 through Saturday, Feb. 24.
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Press Release – Toledo:
Bowling Green, Ohio – The Toledo women’s swimming and diving team won seven events in a battle with rival Bowling Green but were ultimately outpointed by the Falcons, 205-148, in a two-day meet at Cooper Pool on Friday and Saturday.
Once again, the Rockets were led by freshmen and sophomores. On Friday, freshmen Macarena Garcia (10:13.50 in the 1000 freestyle) and Lisa Eriksson (23.85 in the 50 free) took top spots, as did sophomore Maureen O’Sullivan whose 54.80 time in the 100 backstroke was good enough to make the NCAA b-cut.
On Saturday, senior Allison Dicke (51.39 in the 100 free) and sophomore Eduarda Sales (55:03 in the 100 fly) took gold. The Rockets also captured two relay events on Saturday. The foursome of Eriksson, Dicke, Sales and freshman Alida Ramden edged out the Falcons in the 200 free by fraction of a second, 1:33.70 to 1:33.94. In the 400 medley, the final event of the meet, O’Sullivan, freshman Lina Berggren, Sales and Dicke won a close race with a time of 3:46.25.
“I’m happy with how we performed,” said head coach Jonas Persson. “We ended up with seven girls having the flu this week, so that made a negative impact on our performance. But our swimmers and divers really stepped up and showed that our improvement from last year is significant.
“It was a fast meet and Bowling Green was ready to race. I’m especially pleased with how Maureen, Lina, Eduarda, Allison, Lisa and Macarena performed. Many others also had great swims but weren’t able to place in the top three. It is unfortunate when you have sickness and are left in a very hard position to have a chance to win the meet, but we reminded ourselves that the most important meet of the year is still to come, so we’re not worried. I’m looking forward hosting BGSU at home next year.”
The Rockets will now begin preparations for the MAC Championships, Feb. 21-23 in Athens, Ohio.