The previously undefeated Marshall University women’s team had their first loss of the season this weekend against Ohio University: 197.5 to 107.5.
The Thundering Herd was lead by Canadian Sophomore Madi Pulfer, who had the only two individual wins for Marshall on the day. She won the 1000 by over a second- touching in 10:16.21. Second went to Ohio’s Ana Henderson who touched in 10:17.93. Pulfer’s 500 free time of 5:02.83 was also good for a first place finish.
Some other notable swims for the Herd included French junior Chloe Parsemain having season bests in both the 100 back (59.33) and 100 fly (57.210). Freshman from Virginia Caroline Wanner also had season bests in both the 200 back (2:05.70) and 200 IM (2:06.96).
The Bobcats took first in the remaining 14 events that were contested, which put them well on their way to their first win of the season (prior to this meet, the Bobcats were 0-3).
Junior Brit Laura Dawson was especially dominant in the 200 distances. She began the night by swimming the butterfly leg on the winning the 200 medley with teammates Ferguson, Mackenzie Hornstra, and Haley Clark (1:46.26). Dawson went on to win the 200 fly (2:03.81), 200 back (2:01.51), and 200 IM (2:05.79). Dawson is in her second season with the Bobcats, having transferred from the University of Kentucky after her freshman season. She is the defending MAC Championships winner in both the 200 fly and 200 back, and is also the school record holder for Ohio in both events.