ATHENS, Ohio – Ohio swimming and diving kick off the 2018 portion of the season on Saturday (Jan. 13) when they head to compete against Duquesne. The Bobcats will also face the Musketeers of Xavier with the action beginning at 2 p.m. at Towers Pool. In addition to this weekend's double dual, Ohio's divers will travel to Mid-American Conference foe, Buffalo, to compete in the Buffalo Diving Invite (Jan. 13-15).
Ohio travels to Duquesne coming off of a winter hiatus. Four Bobcats last saw competition at the 2017 US Winter National Championships (Dec. 2) including freshman Samantha Glass (Villa Hills, Ky.), sophomore Emily Zimcosky (Smock, Pa.) and juniors Corrin Van Lanen (Green Bay, Wis.) and Emilia Lahtinen (Ylojarvi, Finland).
Van Lanen swam in the 50-yard free where she swam a time of 22.74, in the 100-yard free where she swam a 50.15, and in the 100-yard fly where she swam a 53.94.
Lahtinen swam in the 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke events where she recorded times of 1:03.76 and 2:16.47, respectively.
Zimcosky competed in the 100-yard freestyle where she recorded a time of 49.84 and in the 200-yard freestyle where she recorded a time of 1:47.95.
Glass swam in the 200-yard backstroke and finished with a time of 2:01.88, in the 200-yard butterfly and finished with a time of 2:01.34, in the 200-yard IM and finished with a time of 2:02.34, and in the 400-yard IM and finished with a time of 4:18.78.
As a team, the Bobcats last saw action at the TYR Invite at Northwestern where they finished in third place after the three-day invite.
Ohio's top finishers for each event included:
1,650-yard freestyle: Hannah Schlegel - 16:51.07
50-yard butterfly: Corrin Van Lanen - 24.19
200-yard backstroke: Sam Glass - 2:01.70
100-yard freestyle: Emily Zimcosky - 50.20
200-yard breaststroke: Emilia Lahtinen - 2:18.83
100-yard IM: Emilia Lahtinen - 59.53
200-yard butterfly: Sam Glass - 2:03.90
400-yard freestyle relay: Van Lanen, Hornstra, White, Zimcosky - 3:28.80
The Ohio divers last competed against Buffalo in the first home meet of the season where the 'Cat's fell to the Bulls 161-139.
Ireland Littlejohn (Grand Rapids, Mich.) took second in the 3-meter dive, earning a score of 235.65. Nicole Hughes (Cleveland, Ohio) took fourth with a score of 220.28 and Ryleigh Tuck-Macalla (Bay Village, Ohio) took fifth with a score of 208.20.
Buffalo took the top two spots in the 1-meter dive. Hughes took third with a score of 223.28 followed by Littlejohn in fourth with a score of 215.85 and Tuck-Macalla in fifth with 194.33.
LAST DOUBLE DUAL AGAINST DUQUESNE AND XAVIER
Ohio hosted last season's double dual (Jan. 21) and recorded wins in 13 of the 14 events beating Duquesne 177-78 and Xavier 160-97.
1000-yard freestyle: Ana Henderson – 10:25.34
200-yard freestyle: Emily Zimcosky – 1:52.60
100-yard backstroke: Laura Dawson – 56.84
100-yard breaststroke: Claire Mikesell – 1:04.58
200-yard butterfly: Annie Gosselin – 2:06.28
50-yard freestyle: Corrin Van Lanen – 23.57
100-yard freestyle: Corrin Van Lanen – 51.72
200-yard backstroke: Laura Dawson – 2:03.56
500-yard freestyle: Emily Zimcosky – 5:02.69
100-yard butterfly: Carrie Dukes – 57.42
400-yard freestyle relay: Zimcosky, Mikesell, Hornstra, Van Lanen – 3:30.96
LAST TIME AT THE BUFFALO DIVING INVITE
Last season, the Bobcats traveled to Buffalo to compete in the three-day diving invitational where junior Olivia Dillon (Newcastle, Aus.) picked up a first-place finish in the platform dive.
In the three-meter dive, Dillon placed eighth with a score of 231.35 to place eighth, sophomore Ireland Littlejohn (Grand Rapids, Mich.) scored 212.35 to place 10th, and junior Nicole Hughes (Cleveland, Ohio) scored 199.50 to place 12th.
In the one-meter, Dillon scored 243.15 to place sixth, Hughes scored 220.85 to place ninth, and Littlejohn scored 205.21 to place 11th.
Dillon won the platform dive with a final score of 249.20.