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Ohio Swimming and Diving Loses Season Opener

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The Ohio swimming and diving team began its season against Ohio State on Friday, but lost 211-85.

Freshman Corrin Van Lanen brought home the only first-place finish for the Bobcats in her 50-yard freestyle race, finishing with a time of 23.56. After a quick break, Van Lanen finished strong in her 100-yard freestyle, placing third with a time of 51.68.

Van Lanen also led the 200-yard freestyle A relay along with sophomore Liz Murphy, junior Josie Barker, and senior Haley Clark. The girls fell just short to the Buckeyes and placed second with a time of 1:37.29. The B relay of Freshman Kimberly Zehnder, freshman Mackenzie Hornstra, sophomore Katie Lemen, and junior Carrie Dukes finished closely behind in third place at 1:39.72.

Senior Haleigh Bartlett placed third in both the 3-meter (282.23) and 1-meter diving events (285.00). These scores were enough to qualify her for the NCAA Division 1 Zone Diving Competition that will be held in February.

Junior Laura Dawson placed second in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:08.34, followed closely behind by senior Steph Gyurke in third place (2:11.58) and junior Kelse Johnson in fourth place (2:14.34).

Hornstra and Gyurke also scored for the Bobcats in the 200-yard breaststroke. Hornstra finished in second place with a time of 2:25.10 followed by Gyurke in third place at 2:31.25. Senior Ariel Hodges finished just behind in fourth place with a time of 2:36.63.

The Bobcats also fared well in the 500-yard freestyle event, bringing home another round of second, third, and fourth place finishes. Freshman Ana Henderson led the pack with a time of 5:03.34, followed by Lemen at 5:17.75 and freshman Emily Davis at 5:18.40.