Lindsey Clary and the Ohio State Swim Club Women Add to Their Success on Night 2 in Columbus

Photo Courtesy: Griffin Scott

After a strong showing on the first day, the Ohio State Swim Club women were not quite as dominate tonight, but still had strong wins in the 400 meter IM and 400 meter free relay during the day 2 finals.

The night consisted of many close races, which started off with the women’s 200 meter free where Zoe Thatcher beat out Sophie Skinner of the Northern Kentucky Clippers by a little over half a second. Thatcher clocked in a time of 2:02.86 while Skinner finished at 2:03.41. Katherine Trace of Upper Arlington Swim Club touched third shortly after Skinner at 2:04.47.

As for the men’s 200 meter free, Joshua Fleagle touched first a full second ahead of Brendan Meyer, finishing at 1:50.20, while Meyer touched at 1:51.27. Nicholas Smith, Meyer’s teammate at the Clippers was third at 1:52.22.

The 100 meter fly took off after the 200 meter free, with Aliena Schmidtke dropping a second and a half off her preliminary time to win the women’s event at 59.68. Erin Sheehan of Upper Arlington Swim Club finished second behind Schmidtke at 1:00.70, nearly a second ahead of Ragen Engel who finished with a best time of 1:01.63.

Cameron Craig of Club Wolverine finished the night with a win and a best time in the 100 meter fly, touching at 54.40. Gregory Nymberg of the Ohio State Swim Club finished second behind Craig at 54.91, just ahead of Brendan Meyer of the Northern Kentucky Clippers who touched third at 55.27.

The Ohio State Swim Club women had their strongest showing of the night in the women’s 400 meter IM with Lindsey Clary and Meg Bailey dominating the final heat by over 11 seconds. Clary had her second individual win of the meet, touching at 4:45.49, while Bailey finished right behind her at 4:46.36.

The outside smoker in the final heat of the men’s 400 meter IM, Austin Quinn, raced to the wall fist dropping eight seconds from his preliminary swim to post a time of 4:25.81. Antonio Ramirez, the top seed going into finals, finished second behind Quinn at 4:26.91. Andrew Lindstorm of the Ohio State Swim Club touched third in the heat with a best time of 4:30.40.

To finish up the night, the final heat of the women’s and men’s 400 meter free relay took place. The OSSC women cruised to first once again, finishing at 3:51.34.  The Mason Manta Rays were right behind them at 3:52.37, while Firestone Akron Swim Team touched third at 3:53.17.

In the men’s 400 meter free relay, the Ohio State Swim Club dominated the event, with the A relay winning by eight seconds and posting a time of 3:22.70. Club Wolverine finished second at 3:30.47, just ahead of the OSSC B relay at 3:32.30.

Day three of the Columbus Sectionals will take place tomorrow with the men’s and women’s 100 meter back, 400 meter free, 100 meter breast and 200 meter fly.

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