Women's Swimming & Diving rallies past NCAA Division II Shippensburg (Pa.) 131-122
FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Ohio Northern women's swimming & diving team rallied from 20 points down to defeat NCAA Division II Shippensburg (Pa.) Sunday during ONU's Winter Training trip.
The Polar Bears improve to 6-2 overall, while the Raiders fall to 3-3.
Sophomore Jennifer Hartsel won two events to pace Ohio Northern.
Hartsel won the 200 I.M. in 2:12.1, narrowly missing the school record of 2:11.93 set in 2009 by Jillian Huber.
She also won the 50 breast, tying with freshman teammate Taylor McCabe as both swimmers touched in :34.6.
Sophomore Kasey Manko won the 100 breast in 1:10.5 and freshman Danielle Wildman won the 50 free in :26.4.
Northern also won the 200 back relay in 2:01.7.
The Polar Bears won the meet despite taking just five of the 14 events, including only one of the five relay events.
Ohio Northern won on the strength of team depth, as ONU claimed all nine of the third place finishes and 20 of the 27 second, third and fourth place finishes.
Shippensburg led 75-55 after seven events, but Ohio Northern would win four of the final seven events and outscore SU 76-47 in the last half of the meet to record the victory.
The Polar Bears will return to action Friday with a dual meet at Oberlin.