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Ohio Swimming and Diving Begins Season with Annual Green and White Meet

Ohio Swimming and Diving Begins Season with Annual Green and White Meet

ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio swimming and diving team opens the 2019-20 season with the annual Green and White intra-squad meet at 3:30 p.m. on Friday (Oct. 11).

Below are the events that the Bobcats are set to compete in on Friday.

200-yard Medley Relay

200-yard Freestyle

100-yard Backstroke

100-yard Breaststroke

200-yard Butterfly

50-yard Freestyle

1 Meter Diving

100-yard Freestyle

200-yard Backstroke

200-yard Breaststroke

500-yard Freestyle

100-yard Butterfly

3 Meter Diving

200-yard Individual Medley

700-yard Freestyle Relay

Ohio returns seniors Chastity Haxton (Englewood, Fla.), Emilia Lahtinen (Ylojarvi, Finland), Courtney Perrett (Durban, South Africa), Katherine Redden (Fort Thomas, Ky.), and Olivia Dillon (Newcastle, Aus.)

This year's junior class of returners consists of Carolyn Bischoff (New Hudson, Mich.), Katherine Garrity (Eagan, Minn.), Samantha Glass (Villa Hills, Ky.), Katelyn O'Brien (Williams Bay, Wisc.), Hannah Schlegel (Birdsboro, Pa.), and Annie Gosselin (Naperville, Pa.)

Sophomores include: Athena Aravantinou (North Bethesda, Md.), Madison Haschmeyer (Springfield, Ill.), Madeline Kenyon (Dayton, Ohio), Rebekah Klem (Columbiana, Ohio), Taylor Miller (Latrobe, Pa.), Kelsey Morgan (Pickerington, Ohio), Cloe Pace (Naperville, Ill.), Kendra Sheehan (Columbus, Ohio), and Abigail Jordan (West Chester, Ohio).

Ohio welcomes eight freshmen to the roster to begin the season. Sam Bailey (George Town, Cayman Islands), Sienna Breton (Cheshire, Conn.), Maya Conte (Brecksville, Ohio), Emma Fortman (Madeira, Ohio), McKenzie Grau (Mason, Ohio), Madeline Marks (Bentonville, Ark.), Grace Riddle (Canal Winchester, Ohio), and Halli Siwik (Fishers, Ind.) will all make their collegiate debut for Ohio this season.

The Bobcats finished the 2018-19 season at the Mid-American Conference Championships with a fifth-place finish and a total of 421 points scored, up from their 253 point total the previous season. Akron was named champion with a final total of 867 points earned.

The Bobcats will begin the fall portion of the 2019-20 regular season in Lexington, Ky next weekend, when the Bobcats take on Kentucky and South Carolina on Friday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. ET.