Women's Swimming clinches share of sixth consecutive OAC Regular Season title with 198-93 victory over Mt. Union
ADA — The Ohio Northern women's swimming and diving team clinched at least a share of its sixth consecutive Ohio Athletic Conference Regular Season title with a 198-93 victory over Mount Union Saturday afternoon at the ONU Sports Center with a 198-93 victory.
The Polar Bears improved to 8-2 overall and 4-0 in the OAC, while the Purple Raiders fall to 6-1 overall and 2-1 in the OAC.
Ohio Northern was led by junior Mackenzie Hoffman and sophomores Lindsey Rayhill and Rachael Aufdenkampe, who each had three first place finishes.
Hoffman won the 200 freestyle inf 2:01.83 and was a part of ONU's 400 medley and 400 freestyle relays teams that also took first place.
The 400 medley relay team of Hoffman, Rayhill, Aufdenkampe and sophomore Kasey Manko won in 4:11.85 and the 400 freestyle team of Hoffman, Aufdenkampe, senior Alison Garbash and freshman Ashley Zoeller won in 3:46.93.
Rayhill also took first in the 100 and 200 Butterfly with times of 1:00.76 and 2:14.61, respectively.
Aufdenkampe won the 200 Backstroke with a time of 2:17.25.
Manko took first in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:09.52 and Garbash won the 50 freestyle in 25.58.
Senior Michelle Eggers won the 1000 and 500 freestyle with times of 11:09.60 and 5:24.80 respectively.
Freshman Taylor McCabe won the 200 breaststroke in 2:30.67 and took first in the 200 individual medley in 2:17.05.
Junior Amy Elmer swept the diving events with scores of 203.17 (1-meter) and 224.55 (3-meter).
Head coach Peggy Ewald said she was very pleased with the results of the meet. "It was a good opportunity to see where we were at after our training week in Florida. And OAC meets are always very exciting," she said.
The Polar Bears look to win again as they take on No. 1-ranked Kenyon on Friday in Gambier.