Swimming & Diving
Spartans Improve at Day 2 of OSU Invite
Dec. 3, 2011
Jacob Jarzen who picked up first-place accolades in the 100 yard butterfly posting a new meet record at 47.36.
Jarzen coupled his 100 fly individual crown with a fourth-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke at a time of 48.27, beating his previous top time of the season by over 2 seconds.
Diver Sarah Clay followed her first-place finish yesterday on the one-meter with a third-place effort on the three-meter board Saturday evening. The senior posted a score of 296.30. Jordan Jackson finished in fifth with a 276.25 and Ashley Borgman notched a 199.90 to come in eighth.
In the 200 medley relay the women finished in 11th place with the team of Lauren Daughtery, Kerry Sodonis, Alexandra Pierce and Jenny Rusch clocking in at 1:45.14 and also 12th with Lauren Baisden, Shelby Lacy, Laura Leslie, and Morgan Piasecki just three hundredths behind at 1:45.17.
In the 100-yard butterfly, Alexandra Pierce captured 15th place at 56.26. Mark Schramm took 12th place in the 200 IM at 1:40.00 while Jason Austermann followed in 19th (1:41.90) and Tanner Roe in 20th (1:42.42) in the same event.
The women's top individual performer of the day was Kerry Sodonis in the 100 yard breaststroke as she clocked in at 1:04.16 to take 13th place and Shelby Lacy followed just behind in 14th place and a time of 1:04.30.
In the men's 100 yard breaststroke, Cameron Bartlett posted a new team top time with a 13th place effort and a time of 57.08.
In the final relay of the evening, the 800 freestyle relay the women's team finished in 10th with Pugh, Piasecki, Kristen O'Connor and Whitney Woodbridge in 7:37.72. The men finished fourth with a 6:37.72 effort from Williams, Jarzen, Austermann and Schramm.
After the first two days of competition the women's scores stand as follows: Ohio State 740, Penn State 574, Purdue 498, Notre Dame 496, Michigan State 240. And the men's current scores are: Ohio State 1075.5; Purdue 484.5; Penn State 472; Michigan State 305; Notre Dame (diving only) 83.
The final day of competition begins Sunday morning (Dec. 4) with prelims at 9 a.m. and the finals scheduled for 3 p.m. Updated times and scores for the invitational can be found here
at the official