Sarah Stier | Ohio Athletics

Ohio Dominates Double Dual Meet

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The Ohio swimming and diving team came back to Athens this weekend in a double dual event, taking on both Duquesne and Xavier this time around. In the end, Bobcats won 13 of the 14 events, sweeping both teams to remain undefeated in the new year.

It was a field day for the Ohio, who dominated in nearly every single event. The Bobcats defeated Duquesne 177-78, and Xavier, 160-97, their biggest win of the season.

The meet kicked off with the 400-yard medley relay, where the A team, consisting of senior Laura Dawson, freshman Claire Mikesell, sophomore Corrin Van Lanen, and freshman Emily Zimcosky took the top spot for the event, finishing with a time of 3:49.88, nearly six seconds ahead of the next team.

This event was followed by the 1000-yard freestyle, which saw two Bobcats finish in the top three. Sophomore Ana Henderson took the top spot with a time of 10:25.34 followed by freshman Mackenzie Caruthers clocking in at 10:37.02.

In the 200-yard freestyle, Zimcosky once again finished in the top spot with a 1:52.60 mark. Senior Josephine Barker and sophomore Emily Davis took second and third, sweeping the event. The Bobcats also swept the top three spots in the 200-yard butterfly, with freshman Annie Gosselin finishing first with a time of 2:06.28, followed by junior Elena Patz and senior Carrie Dukes. The senior later placed first in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 57.42. The meet concluded with the 400-yard freestyle where Ohio took first place for the final time that afternoon with a time of 3:30.96.

The team will look to keep up this momentum when they host conference rivals, Toledo next Saturday.