ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio swimming and diving team ended the 2018 Mid-American Conference Championships in seventh place with a total of 253 points scored. The 2017-18 MAC Champion, Akron, earned a total of 827.5 points over throughout the week.
The final session of the fourth day was kicked off with the 1650-yard freestyle where freshman Hannah Schlegel (Birdsboro, Pa.) qualified for the finals with a preliminary time of 16:51.07. In the finals, the freshman posted a 16:53.67 time to place eighth overall.
In the 100 free, Ohio sophomore Emily Zimcosky (Smock, Pa.) recorded a preliminary time of 50.51 to earn a spot in the B finals where she finished 12th overall with a time of 50.64. Junior Corrin Van Lanen (Green Bay, Wis.) qualified in the same event for the A finals with a preliminary time of 50.37 where she posted a final time of 50.11 to place fifth overall.
Bobcat junior Emily Ortner (Concord, Calif.) swam a 200 breaststroke preliminary time of 2:21.10 to qualify for the B finals where she recorded a time of 2:21.25 to place 15th overall.
In the preliminary round of the 200-yard butterfly, freshman Sam Glass (Villa Hills, Ky.) posted a time of 2:02.54 to qualify for the B finals. In the final round, the freshman posted a time of 2:01.98 to secure 10th place.
The final evening of competition finished with the 400-yard freestyle relay where the Bobcat team of Zimcosky, junior Lexie White (Waxhaw, N.C.), junior Emily Davis (Lexington, Ky.), and Van Lanen posted a 3:24.20 time to place sixth overall.
2018 Mid-American Conference Final
1. Akron: 827.5
2. Eastern Michigan: 590.5
3. Buffalo: 573
4. Miami: 516
5. Bowling Green: 333
6. Toledo: 254
7. Ohio: 253
8. Ball State: 158