Evanston, Ill. – The Ohio swimming and diving team wrapped up the first day at the TYR Invite 2017 Friday (Nov. 17) sitting in third place behind host Northwestern and Michigan State with a total of 216 points.
Northwestern has a total of 370 points and the Michigan State is in second with 274 points.
Day one of the weekend started with the preliminary rounds of the 50-yard breaststroke. Sophomores Claire Mikesell (Clearfield, Pa.) and Emilia Lahtinen (Ylojarvi, Finland) qualified for the finals after placing seventh and eighth with times of 29.44 and 29.46. Junior Mackenzie Hornstra (Naperville, Ill.), freshman Katelyn O'Brien (Williams Bay, Wis.) and junior Emily Ortner (Concord, Calif.) also qualified for the finals with times of 30.18, 31.02 and 31.07, respectively.
In the finals, Lahtinen finished seventh with a time of 29.62, just ahead of Mikesell in eighth with a time of 30.17. Hornstra recorded a finals time of 30.33, Ortner a 30.81 and O'Brien a 31.02.
Sophomore Emily Zimcosky (Smock, Pa.), freshman Hannah Schlegel (Birdsboro, Pa.) and junior Ana Henderson (Danville, Calif.) completed the preliminary rounds of the 500-yard freestyle with times of 4:53.97 to place first, 4:56.99 to place seventh, and 5:59.37 to place 11th and qualify for the finals. Also qualifying for the Bobcats was junior Emily Davis (Lexington, Ky.) at 5:04.35, freshman Katherine Garrity (Eagan, Minn.) at 5:05.33, and Mackenzie Caruthers (Hilliard, Ohio) at 5:07.04.
The Bobcats moved on to the finals where Zimcosky placed second with a time of 4:43.15, Schlegel placed sixth with a time of 4:55.35 and Henderson placed 13th with a time of 5:00.73. Davis, Caruthers, and Garrity came in back-to-back-to-back with times of 5:04.63, 5:05.94, and 5:06.16.
The next race was the preliminary rounds of the 50-yard backstroke. Junior Corrin Van Lanen (Green Bay, Wis.) finished first for Ohio with a 25.72 time and second overall to qualify for the finals. Senior Caroline Raley (Mobile, Ala.), sophomore Annie Gosselin (Naperville, Ill.), and Samantha Glass (Villa Hills, Ky.) also qualified for the finals with times of 26.53 (ninth), 27.12 (17th), and 27.48 (21st), respectively.
Van Lanen finished in sixth place with a final time of 26.11 just ahead of Raley in ninth with a time of 26.34, and Gosselin in 17th with a time of 27.06.
Glass qualified for the finals again in the 200-yard IM after placing fifth with a time of 2:04.23. Gosselin, Lahtinen, Ortner, and Garrity will join Glass in the finals after finishing with times of 2:05.45, 2:08.47, 2:11.63, and 2:11.77.
In the finals, Glass came in sixth with a time of 2:03.77. Gosselin placed 11th with a time of 2:06.17, Lahtinen placed 13th with a time of 2:06.49, Ortner placed 10th with a time of 2:09.80, and Garrity placed 23rd with a time of 2:12.60.
Van Lanen placed first in the 50-yard freestyle finishing in 22.97 seconds. Zimcosky also qualified for the finals after placing sixth overall with a final time of 23.39.
Van Lanen and Zimcosky placed fifth and sixth in the final round with times of 23.13 and 23.39, respectively.
Ohio's top relay team of Zimcosky, junior Lexie White (Waxhaw, N.C.), Hornstra, and Van Lanen placed first for the 'Cats and fourth in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:34.89.
The Bobcats finished the first day in the 400-yard medley relay, Ohio's team of Raley, Mikesell, Van Lanen, and Zimcosky placed fourth with a time of 3:47.46.
Junior Nicole Hughes (Cleveland, Ohio) and sophomore Ireland Littlejohn (Grand Rapids, Mich.) dove in the final round of the 3-meter where they placed seventh and eighth with final scores of 225.0 and 222.5.
In the preliminary rounds, sophomore Ryleigh Tuck-Macalla (Bay Village, Ohio) finished with a score of 171.05 placing 17th.
The Bobcats will kick off day two of the TYR Invite 2017 tomorrow (Nov. 18) starting at 10 a.m. E.T.