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Ohio hosted Duquesne and Xavier in a dual meet Jan. 21, 2017, at the Ohio University Aquatic Center. (FILE) 

Swim and Dive: Ohio starts strong through two meets

Ohio earned first-place finishes in all but one swimming event in its first meet of the year. In its second meet of the year, it only lost two. 

The Bobcats, safe to say, had a strong start to the season. 

Every event Corrin Van Lanen took part in resulted in a first-place finish for Ohio, three individual events and a relay, and saw improvements in times from the first meet.     

A closer meet than the first (a win against Youngstown State), Ohio still came out on top 185-114 over Mid-American Conference foe Ball State on Saturday. 

Samantha Glass won one individual event in her first meet of her college career and tripled that total against Ball State with wins in three different types of events.  

The only event Ohio did not win in the first meet was the 200-yard individual medley, however, it turned into a clean sweep this time for the Bobcats, with Glass in first, fellow freshman Hannah Schlegel in second and sophomore Annie Gosselin in third. 

In the long-distance freestyle races, Ohio had at least the top two finishers with Schlegel winning the 500-yard event and Ana Henderson right behind her in second. The 1,000-yard event saw Henderson touch the wall first, six seconds faster than Mackenzie Caruthers.   

The swimmers on the relays have changed in the first two meets, but the results are still the same. The Bobcats earned first-place finishes in both the 400-yard medley relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay. 

Ohio will look to continue its strong start to the season Nov. 4 against the No. 2 team in the MAC Coaches Preseason poll, Buffalo, in its first home meet of the season. 


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