Danielle Galyer Shines at Ohio State Invite

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Danielle Galyer made sure to leave her mark at the Ohio State Invitational. The Kentucky junior capped off a strong weekend with a new Kentucky record in the 200-yard backstroke. Galyer went a 1:51.52, an NCAA ‘A’ time standard and two second ahead of the second place finisher.

The day started with the women’s 1650-yard freestyle. Florida’s Jessica Thielman brought home the victory with a time of 15:56.32. The Gators also won the men’s event. Arthur Frayler touched in at 14:52.12.

After Galyer’s dominant showing in the women’s 200-yard backstroke, Jack Blyzinskyj won the men’s event. The Florida junior posted a time of 1:41.96.

Florida’s Natalie Hinds posted an ‘A’ time standard in the 100-yard freestyle. Hinds touched in at 47.75. Caeleb Dressel continued his dominant weekend for the Gators in the men’s event. He won the race with a time of 42.54. He also earned an ‘A’ time standard in the event leading off the Gator’s 400-yard freestyle relay.

Washington State’s Presley Wetterstrom earned the victory in the 200-yard breaststroke. The senior touched in at 2:11.24. The hometown crowd was treated to a victory in the men’s event. Buckeye senior DJ Macdonald won in 1:59.67.

An Ohio State swimmer also won the next event: the 200-yard butterfly. Amy Bopp won the event for the Buckeyes with a time of 1:58.51, just five-hundredths ahead of Florida’s Taylor Katz. Florida’s Jan Switkowski earned an ‘A’ time standard in the men’s event. He posted a time of 1:42.08, over three seconds ahead of Kentucky’s Kyle Higgins.

The evening ended with a Florida sweep of the 400-yard freestyle relay. The Gators’ women’s team consisted of Elisavet Panti, Ashlee Linn, Mollie Pulte and Natalie Hinds and posted a time of 3:16.46.

The Gator men posted an ‘A’ time standard of 2:50.45. The team consisted of Dressel, Pawel Werner, Switkowski and Corey Main.

Florida won the meet on both the men’s and women’s sides.