Ohio State Men and Women Stay Unbeaten in Sweep of Pitt

Josie Panitz; Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Ohio State Men and Women Stay Unbeaten in Sweep of Pitt

The Ohio State men’s and women’s teams both remained unbeaten with a senior day sweep of Pitt on Friday.

The women’s team moved to 6-0 with a 202-97 decision, while the me are 5-0 thanks to a 179-121 victory.

The Buckeyes put down an early and needed marker on the men’s side with 1-2-3 results in both the 1,000 free and 200 free. Charlie Clark led the former in 9:06.06, followed by Alex Metzler win in 1:37.52. Mason Edmund, the 1,000 free runner-up, led a 1-2 in the 500 free with 200 free runner-up Alex Axon.

Clay Chaplin won both diving events, scoring 419.63 on 3-meter and 384.53 on 1-meter. Chachi Gustafson won the 200 butterfly and was second to teammate JP Khouzam in the 100. Tristan Jankovics won the 200 backstroke and was the 200 IM runner-up, a spot ahead of Metzler. Daniel Baltes went 20.10 to win the 50 free.

Pitt more than held its own, thanks largely to the breaststroke prowess of Jerry Chen. He teamed with Krzysztof Radziszewski, Dominic Toledo and Stepan Goncharov to win the 200 medley relay. Chen went 54.80 to edge OSU’s Billy Regan by .03 in the 100 breast, then denied Regan by two tenths in the 200 breast in 1:58.67.

Radziszewski and Goncharov went 1-2 in the 100 back, the former winning in 47.88. Goncharov stormed to the win in the 100 free in 44.02, and Max Matteazzi went 1:44.30 to claim the 200 IM.

The Ohio State women’s win was more comprehensive, winning 14 of 16 events. Katherine Zenick swept the sprints, winning the 50 free in 22.62 seconds the 100 free in 50.11. Amy Fulmer won the 500 free in 4:55.86 and led off victorious 200 medley and 400 free relays. Hannah Bach was on both of those relays to go with gold in the 100 breast. Josie Panitz claimed the 200 breast. Janie Boyle swept diving, scoring 337.95 on 3-meter.

Pitt’s Sydney Gring was the Panthers’ best performer on the day, rewarded with a win in the 200 IM in 2:03.34. She had been second in the 200 free and 100 free. Claire Jansen’s 2:00.31 won the 200 back.

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