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In what’s becoming a trend across several Ohio sports, Ohio Swimming and Diving lost a tough meet Friday night in Huntington as they fell to the Thundering Herd 173-127, pushing their record to 1-3.
On a positive note for the Bobcats, it’s early in the season and this was the closest meet of the year so far. They took first-place in five events, and had at least two of the top-three finishers in seven of the events.
Ohio’s 200-yard medley relay (1:47.02) and 200-yard freestyle relay (1:37.10) both snagged the silver.
Some of the Bobcats that led the way were freshmen Mikayla Herich (Hebron, Ky.) and Annie Gosselin (Naperville, IL), and sophomores Corrin Van Lanen (Green Bay, WI) and Ana Henderson (Danville, CA).
Both freshman girls had great swims. Herich took control in both the 1000-yard freestyle (10:11.50) and 500-yard freestyle (5:01.91), finishing first. She finished second in the 400-yard individual medley (4:28.98). Gosselin also went away with a pair of bronze finishes in the 200-yard butterfly (2:07.014) and 200-yard backstroke (2:07.44).
Van Lanen had herself a good night, as she took first-place in the 50-yard freestyle (24.15) and second-place in the 100-yard butterfly (56.42). Henderson was right behind Herich for both of her events. She finished in the third spot for the 1000-yard freestyle (10:16. 69), and second-place in the 500-yard freestyle (5:04.67). This was one-of-two events the Bobcats took both first and second place.
Sophomores Nicole Hughes (Cleveland, OH) and Olivia Dillon (Newcastle, Aus.) represented Ohio in diving, as Hughes dove for second in the three meter (207.83) and Dillon third in the one meter (249.83). Marshall’s Megan Wolons grabbed first in both events.
This team has a lot to look forward to this season as they are a very young team, having only five seniors on the roster.
The Bobcats will be looking for their second win of the season coming off of winter break when they host Denison on January 7 at noon.