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Ohio Swimming and Diving Finishes Day Three of MACs in Seventh Place

Ohio Swimming and Diving Finishes Day Three of MACs in Seventh Place

ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio swimming and diving team wrapped up the third day of the 2018 Swimming and Diving Mid-American Conference Championships in seventh place with a total of 179 points.

For a full schedule of this week's events and any meet information, reference the MAC Championships website.

Junior Nicole Hughes (Cleveland, Ohio) and sophomore Ryleigh Tuck-Macalla (Bay Village, Ohio) competed in the 3-meter dive preliminary round where Hughes scored a total of 222.95 points to place 18th and Tuck-Macalla scored a total of 191.25 points to place 27th.

Day Three of #MACtion kicked off with the 400-yard IM where freshmen Hannah Schlegel (Birdsboro, Pa.) and Katherine Garrity (Eagan, Minn.) earned spots in the B finals with preliminary times of 4:26.98 and 4:27.83, respectively. Schlegel went on to place 12th overall with a final time of 4:25.22 and Garrity placed 16th with a time of 4:28.90. Freshman Samantha Glass (Villa Hills, Ky.) earned a spot in the A final with a preliminary time of 4:21.73 where she placed eighth overall with a time of 4:24.63. Glass' preliminary time became Ohio's sixth-best time in program history.

In the 100-yard butterfly, junior Corrin Van Lanen (Green Bay, Wis.) posted a preliminary time of 53.27 to earn a spot in the A final heat where she placed third overall with a time of 53.31.

Sophomore Emily Zimcosky (Smock, Pa.) raced a 200 free preliminary time of 1:47.46 to earn a spot in the A finals and swam a 1:47.69 to place third overall. Zimcosky's preliminary time is a new personal-best and the new best time in program history.

In the 100-yard breaststroke, sophomore Emilia Lahtinen (Ylojarvi, Finland) swam a 1:02.98 to become the new third-best in program history and earn a spot in the B finals. In the final round, the sophomore recorded a final time of 1:03.56 to place 14th overall.

Next was the 100-yard backstroke where senior Caroline Raley (Mobile, Ala.) swam a preliminary time of 57.44 to qualify for the B finals where the senior placed 15th overall with a time of 57.43.

Ohio ended the day with the 400-yard medley relay where the Bobcat team consisting of Raley, Lahtinen, Van Lanen, and Zimcosky who swam a time of 3:45.69 to place seventh overall.

MAC Championships Standings After Day Three
1. Akron: 539.5
2. Eastern Michigan: 363.5
3. Buffalo: 353
4. Miami: 344
5. Bowling Green: 247
6. Toledo: 197
7. Ohio: 179
8. Ball State: 116

Ohio will compete in the final day of competition tomorrow with preliminary rounds beginning at 10:30 a.m. and the finals at 6:30 p.m.