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Swim & Dive: Records rearranged after fast US Winter Nationals

The record books were constantly updated over the weekend at the U.S. Winter National Championships for Ohio when four swimmers competed in 21 races.

Samantha Glass and Corrin Van Lanen each swam seven races and made the finals in 3 different events. Emily Zimcosky made the finals in both her events, and Emilia Lahtinen swam in the finals of one of her two events. 

Glass finished fourth in the 400-yard individual medley, or IM, B-final and eighth in the B-final of the 200-yard IM. Her preliminaries time in the 200-yard IM is the fifth-best all-time and seventh-best in the 400-yard IM. 

Going into the 200-yard butterfly C-final, Glass had the best preliminaries time but finished third, despite cutting sixth-tenths of a second off her time. Glass also was the only one to compete in the backstroke but was unable to make any of the three finals. 

Van Lanen swam the 50-yard freestyle three times with a swim-off needed to decide which final she and three others would swim in. But she wasn’t able to crack 23 second mark as she did in the other two races. She finished fifth. 

There was only one B-final for Van Lanen, and that was in the 100-yard butterfly in which she qualified for the final in tenth. A half-second slower in the final saw her finish eighth.

The one Ohio swimmer competing in the breaststroke, Lahtinen, saw all three of her races go into the record books. She could not make any of the finals, however, in the 100-yard breaststroke as she finished with the 37th-best time (1:03.76).

A look at the record books for the 200-yard freestyle will show Zimcosky with four of the ten best times and six of the top 12. The preliminaries were better, as she went under 1:48 to place 12th. That goes along with fourth all-time, where in the B-final she finished in seventh place.

Two teammates are now tied for fourth all-time in the 100-yard freestyle, as Zimcosky swam the C-final in 49.84 to equal Van Lanen’s time set in 2016.

Ohio's next swim meet will be Jan. 13 when it hosts Duquesne and Xavier, while the divers will head to Buffalo for the Buffalo Diving Invite.


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