Ohio State Swimming Sweeps Penn State, Splits With Virginia Tech

Ohio State swimming won two meets during the weekend. Photo Courtesy: Kara Sekenski

The Ohio State swimming and diving programs finished victorious in three of the four competitions in a three-team, double dual meet against Penn State and Virginia Tech. The women went 2-0 on the weekend while the men dropped the meet versus the Hokies.

Ohio State men 193.50; Penn State men 158.50

Ohio State women 189; Penn State women 155

Ohio State men 168; Virginia Tech men 185

Ohio State women 247; Virginia Tech women 106

The Buckeye women, nationally ranked at No. 24 this week, started out with a second place finish on the 1-meter springboard as Mackenzie Crawford finished with a score of 267.55. Genevieve Angerame and Leah Baker rounded out the Top 5 in the event with scores of 257.65 and 255.55, respectively.

On day two of competition the Ohio State women tallied three first place finishes. Molly Kowal touched first in the 1,000 yard freestyle with a time of 10:00.91, over eight seconds ahead of the second place finisher. In the 100 breaststroke, Hanna Gresser picked up her first win of the weekend with a time of 1:01.69.

The Ohio State women swept 1-2-3 in the 400 individual medley as Katie Trace finished first (4:17.90) followed by Kathrin Demler (4:17.94) and Kristen Romano (4:23.23).

On the men’s side, Ohio State, the No. 8-ranked team in the nation, went one-two on the 3-meter springboard event with Jacob Fielding taking first with a score of 357.55 and Jacob Siler finishing second at 357.25. Lyle Yost just missed out on a podium finish but picked up fourth with 336.30.

Jason Mathews recorded the only individual first place finish for the men on day two of competition in the 100 breast (54.44). He was followed by Evan McFadden at second with a time of 55.85. Four swimmers notched second place finishes including Cameron Craig (50 free), Thomas Watkins (200 back), Andrew Loy (200 free), and Jason Mathews (200 IM).

In relays, Ohio State’s “A” teams finished first in both the women and the men as Amy Fulmer, Freya Rayner, Rebekah Bradley and Taylor Petrak finished at 1:32.04 in the 200 free and Andrew Loy, Sem Andreis, Matthew Abeysinghe and Cameron Craig swam to victory with a time of 2:57.18 in the 400 free.

Ohio State Swimming Results – Women

Diving Results

1-meter diving – 2. Mackenzie Crawford 267.55; 4. Genevieve Angerame 257.65; 5. Leah Baker 255.55; Jackie Brenn 236.50

Race Results

400 medley relay – 2. Bradley, Gresser, Trace, Rayner, 3:41.89; 3. Fulmer, Bach, Walsh, Petrak, 3:44.64

1,000 free – 1. Molly Kowal 10:00.91; 3. Sally Tafuto 10:11.23

50 free – 2. Taylor Petrak 23.31; 3. Freya Rayner 23.42

200 back – 5. Kristen Romano 2:00.72; 7. Kathrin Demler 2:02.24

100 breast – 1. Hanna Gresser 1:01.69; 4. Josie Panitz 1:02.70

200 free – 3. Lucija Jurkovic-Perisa 1:51.57; 5. Kennady Kilger 1:52.45

400 IM – 1. Katie Trace 4:17.90; 2. Kathrin Demler 4:17.94; 3. Kristen Romano 4:23.23

100 fly – 3. Katie Trace 55.82; 6. Aislinn Walsh 56.03

200 free relay – 1. Ohio State “A” (Fulmer, Rayner, Bradley, Petrak) 1:32.04

Ohio State Swimming Results – Men

Diving Results

3-meter diving – 1. Jacob Fielding 357.55; 2. Jacob Siler 357.25; 4. Lyle Yost 336.30; 5. Joseph Canova 300.90

Race Results

200 medley relay – 3. Ohio State “A” (Kondalski, Mathews, Craig, Loy) 1:29.33; 4. Ohio State “B” (McDermott, McFadden, Lense, Pohlmann) 1:29.50

500 free – 6. Alex Dillmann 4:35.53; 7. Matthew Magness 4:35.89

50 free – 2. Cameron Craig 20.24; 4. Sem Andreis 20.62

200 back – 2. Thomas Watkins 1:46.88; 3. RJ Kondalski 1:50.13

100 breast – 1. Jason Mathews 54.44; 2. Evan McFadden 55.85

200 free – 2. Andrew Loy 1:38.61; 4. Lain Weaver 1:40.41

200 IM – 2. Jason Mathews 1:50.91; 6. Thomas Watkins 1:52.58

100 fly – 5. Noah Lense 49.18; 6. Alex Dillmann 49.80; 7. Chachi Gustafson 49.84

400 free relay – 1. Ohio State “A” (Loy, Andreis, Abeysinghe, Craig) 2:57.18


Penn State’s top swims

The Penn State women’s swimming & diving team defeated Virginia Tech, 216.50- 136.50, but fell to No. 24 Ohio State, 198-155 for their “Military Appreciation” meet on Saturday at home. This was the team’s first meet against a ranked opponent this season.

Despite the narrow loss, the women stole the show in day two with four event winners on top of one Friday event winner, two event sweeps in the 200 freestyle and 200 backstroke, in addition to two pool records in the 200 and 400 medley relays. The atmosphere was energetic with fans and the Nittany Lion mascot in attendance.

Junior Carly Hart, junior Maddie Cooke, senior Maddie Hart, junior Stephanie Szekely, and freshman Abbie Amdor all secured event wins throughout the meet, with Carly Hart winning the 200 breaststroke (2:14.30) for the second meet in a row on day one and Cooke winning the 50 free (22.81) on day two. Carly Hart also placed second in the 100 breast (1:01.84) while Cooke placed third (1:02.64) in the same race. Carly Hart has yet to lose the 200 breast this season and Cooke swam the ninth-fastest time in Penn State history in the 50 free and missed the NCAA B-Cut time by only 5 one-hundredths of a second.

Maddie Hart also had some great swims in day two, winning the 100 butterfly (54.47), placing second in the 100 back (55.22) and third in the 200 fly (2:01.30). Szekely won the 200 back (1:59.18) and placed third in the 400 IM (4:24.98). Amdor continued to show her dominance in free sprint events, touching first in the 200 (1:49.94) and second in the 100 (50.36).

Michael Daly led the team with three event wins in the two-day meet. On Saturday, Daly secured the win in his first event of the day, the 500 freestyle (4:28.43) in addition to touching third in the 200 free (1:39.63). During day one, Daly won both the 400 IM (3:55.57) and 1000 freestyle (9:19.01)

Junior, Hayden Harlow was a stand out for the Nittany Lions on Saturday morning. Harlow placed first in the 200 IM (1:49.75) and swam a personal best time in the 500 free, earning second place with a time of 4:28.54. Harlow had another top-three finish on Friday with a third-place touch in the 400 IM (3:58.12)

Adding to the event winners list, William Roberson swam a NCAA B-Cut qualifying time in the 50 free with a first-place time of 19.78. Roberson had two top-three individual finishes this weekend as he had a third-place touch on Friday in the 100 free (44.59).

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  1. avatar
    Sandy Lopez

    Virginia Tech Men 185 and Ohio State Men 165 (not 186)

  2. Sandy Carlos Lopez

    Virginia Tech Men beat Ohio State 185-168. Article is incorrect.

  3. avatar

    Get yourself scores right

  4. avatar

    Score wrong

  5. avatar
    Daniel D'Addona

    The post has been updated. Sorry for the error.

    • avatar

      Thank you

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