PALO ALTO, California, March 14. OHIO State University won three of four finals events en route to its 26th Collegiate overall High Point title at the 2010 U.S. Collegiate Championships on Saturday. OSU scored 96 points while Stanford took second place with 82. Canisius College and the University of the Incarnate Word tied for third place with 72 points.
Saturday's action featured the finals of the trio, duet, solo and team events. In the solo competition, Natalia Tarasova of Canisius scored a 94.000 which secured the top spot on the podium. Joining her on the medal stand was Barbara Nesbitt (93.500) of Ohio State and Yulia Shepeleva (91.500) also of Canisius.
In the duet finals, Ohio State's Meghan Kinney and Michelle Theriault claimed the crown with a 93.875. Canisius' Shepeleva and Tarasova followed with a 93.250 while Stanford's Maria Koroleva and Olivia Morgan took third place with a 92.500.
In the trio, Theriault teamed up with Nesbitt and Deborah Shim of Ohio State to take the gold medal with a 93.125. Stanford University (Taylor Durand, Koroleva and Moran) grabbed the silver medal with a 93.000 while Ohio State (Kinney, Paige Ramsey and Caitlin Stewart) claimed the third place position with a 92.750.
In the team finals, Ohio State posted a 95.500 which was good enough to take the top position while Stanford (94.875) and the University of the Incarnate Word followed, respectively (92.875).
The 2010 U.S. Collegiate Championships were held at Avery Aquatic Center on the campus of Stanford University. The event was an open-class meet, combining competition from NCAA Divisions I, II, and III and NAIA colleges and universities. Over 150 of the top athletes from the collegiate scene are competed for titles in the solo, duet, trio and team events.
The above article is a press release submitted to Swimming World Magazine. It has been posted in its entirety without editing. Swimming World offers all outlets the chance to reach our audience by contacting us at Newsmaster@swimmingworldmagazine.com. However, Swimming World reserves the right to choose what material is posted.