Ohio Swimming and Diving Wins Fifth Consecutive Dual Meet

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Saturday was a day to remember for Bobcat divers Kristin Capcik and Haleigh Bartlett, as both girls had record-breaking performances in a winning effort against conference foe Toledo. Ohio cruised past the Rockets, 170-130.

Capcik posted the best three-meter dive performance in school history, earning a score of 337.35. Bartlett broke the school record and the pool record in the one-meter dive with a 325.27.

Ohio was able to handle the 2011-2012 Mid-American Conference champions, winning 10 out of the 16 events while finishing in either first or second place in all but one event, the 200 Butterfly.

“People are certainly starting to round into shape,” Ohio swimming coach Greg Werner said. “We are seeing that in not only our first place finishes, but our depth. We need that. Championships are won with depth.”

Tori Bagan led the Bobcats with first-place finishes in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke, ending with times of 1:04.72 and 2:22.39, respectively. Bagan, along with Rachel Stearns, Addy Ferguson and Lauren Funk, came in first in the 200 Medley Relay with a time of 1:44.91.

Bagan’s sister, McKenzie, earned two first-place finishes for the Rockets in the 100 and 200 Butterfly.

Anastasia Bocharnikova won the 200 Backstroke with a time of 2:02.08, and was first in the 200 IM, touching in at 2:07.35.

“It was a great day to be a Bobcat,” Werner said.

The Bobcats (5-2, 1-1 MAC) will look to earn their sixth consecutive dual meet on Feb. 8 when they host Youngstown State at 5 p.m. at the Ohio University Aquatics Center.