Swimming and Diving Splits Weekend Home Meets

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The Bobcats continued to impress Friday night as they defeated the Youngstown State Penguins 164-126 to win their sixth straight dual meet straight duel meet.

Ohio won 11 of 16 events including both diving events. Sophomore Morgan Srail won the three-meter dive with a total score of 293.33. Srail’s fellow sophomore Hale Bartlett won the one-meter dive with a score of 294.15.

Laurin Williams turned in an impressive performance in the 1000-yard freestyle, finishing nearly 34 seconds ahead of the second place finisher with a time of 10:21.

Bianca Hauzer had an outstanding night in the pool Friday, winning both the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly.

Saturday, the Bobcats’ six-meet win streak came to an end on senior day against the Miami RedHawks, as Ohio fell, 176.5-123.5.

Ohio’s 200 medley relay team of Addison Ferguson, Tori Bagan, Haley Clark and Lauren Funk finished second in the 200 medley relay to start the day, less than one second behind Miami’s winning relay squad.

Williams then topped her performance from the previous night in the 1000 freestyle with a season-best time of 10:12.15, winning the event by nearly eight seconds. Williams also earned first place in the 500 freestyle.

Ferguson earned a win in the 100 backstroke with a personal-best time of 56.31 seconds, Bagan swam a season-best 1:04.70 in the 100 breaststroke for the top spot and Anastasia Bocharnikova finished first in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:01.91.

Kristin Capick had a career day on the one-meter diving board, earning a score of 312.90 to win the event and rank second all-time for a single event in Ohio history.

The Bobcats (6-3, 1-2) don’t return to the pool until the end of the month for the MAC Championships, Thursday, Feb. 28 in Buffalo, N.Y.