Women’s Swimming Closes Season with Ohio


By Jonathan Harkey for WVUsports.com
January 25, 2013 03:38 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia women’s swimming and diving squad will close out the dual meet season by hosting Ohio on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the WVU Natatorium. The meet will begin at noon.

“This is the ladies last meet before tapering begins and the Big 12 Championships,” coach Vic Riggs says. “Ohio always races us hard and it should be just the challenge we need heading into the next month of preparation.”

The Mountaineers will be looking to rebound after falling to TCU last Saturday, 160-140. Individual wins against TCU included seniors Rachael Burnett (200 free, 500 free, 1,000 free) and Mandie Nugent (200 fly), as well as sophomore Julie Ogden (100 fly) and Jenelle Zee (100 breast).

The women’s relay teams also are poised to follow a strong showing after placing first in the 200 medley relay and second in the 200 free relay.

The diving squad is looking to continue its record-breaking season as well. Against TCU, sophomore Haily VandePoel won both the 1-meter (281.77) and 3-meter (316.20), while freshman Lindsey Schmidt placed second in both events, scoring 267.30 on the 1-meter and 253.57 on the 3-meter.

Ohio comes into the meet with a 2-2 dual meet record, including a 167-116 victory over Marshall last Tuesday.

Live results and a full recap following the meet can be found on WVUsports.com.



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