Ohio State Hands Ohio Swimming and Diving a Second Straight Loss

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The Ohio State Buckeyes gave the Ohio Swimming and Diving its second loss of the season Saturday at the Ohio University Aquatics Center by winning all but three events to dominate the afternoon.

Junior Laurin Williams won the 1000 Freestyle (10:22.90) and the 500 Free (5:02.01) for the Bobcats. Williams won the 1000 Freestyle by almost two seconds and the 500 Freestyle by over two seconds.


“Laurin is obviously a very good competitor and a great performer,” Ohio Swimming head coach Greg Werner said. “We were very happy to see her step up, compete, and perform well. Those were two good wins in those two marquee events for her.”


The Buckeyes won events 5-11 to dominate the majority of the meet.


The Bobcats finished well in the 100 Backstroke. While they were unable to capture the top position, Rachel Stearns finished second, touching the pad at 57.34 seconds. Addison Ferguson placed fifth at 59.20.


Stearns would later continue her success, taking second place in the 200 Backstroke.


Another strong finish for Ohio included Lauren Funk taking second in the 50 Freestyle. The Bobcats found productive performances in the Three-Meter Diving with Kristin Capcik and Morgan Srail taking second and third place.


Katy Brooks finished second in the 100 Freestyle and Megan Davis would also finish second in the 200 Breaststroke.  


The Bobcats fall to 0-2 (0-1 MAC) and will dive into the Patriot Invitational for their next competition on Nov. 15.


“Those tournaments are completely different (than dual meets),” Werner added. “I know the team is excited to get on the road, as this will be our first road trip of the year. They’ll get to see some different competition and this will mimic the schedule they will see at the MAC Championships. 


“We’re pretty excited to get on the road and see what we can do.”