Women's Swimming & Diving Leads No. 28 Ohio State, 93-74 Following Friday's Action
Jan. 29, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Led by senior Lyndsey Smith (Westminster, Md.), the Penn State women's swimming & diving team put forth a stellar performance on Friday to lead No. 28 Ohio State, 93-74, after day one of a two-day dual meet. Smith finished with two "NCAA B" times, while also cracking the Penn State record book in the process. The Nittany Lions look to wrap up their sixth dual win on Saturday, which would halt the Buckeyes' attempt at their first undefeated dual season in program history.
The Lions racked up four "NCAA B" times on the evening - two by Smith, one by freshman Amy Modglin (Fort Myers, Fla.) and the other in the 400 freestyle relay. Smith set the tone by not only winning the 200 freestyle (1:48.40) and 200 breaststroke (2:15.86), but also garnering her first two "NCAA B" times of the season. The breaststroke bested her season best time by over two seconds while her 200 freestyle time was good enough for eighth on the Penn State all-time list, incredibly coming in her first freestyle event (of any distance) on the year.
Modglin continued her strong season with another first place finish and "NCAA B" time in the 200 backstroke(1:57.65). She has now racked up a B time in the 200 backstroke a whopping 75 percent of the time (6 of the 8).
The other "NCAA B" mark came from the 400 freestyle relay team of Paige Whitmire (Lederach, Pa.), Lindsey DeForrest (Wycombe, Pa.), Samantha Palser (Chester Springs, Pa.) and Michelle Myers (Boalsburg, Pa.). They posted a second place finish with the Nittany Lions' season-best time of 3:23.52.
Seniors Stephanie Roop (Dowingtown, Pa.) and Kailey Morris (Baltimore, Md.) also won their respective events with season-best times in the 1000 freestyle (9:59.16) and 200 butterfly (2:01.20), respectively.
Junior Ilana Zeises (Huntingdon Valley, Pa.) led the way in diving action, coming in third with a score of 219.95.
Saturday's action starts at 12 p.m. with the 200 medley relay. Live results will be available as well. Check back to GoPSUsports.com following the meet for a complete recap as the Nittany Lions look to prevent Ohio State history.
50 Freestyle Time Trial
400 Freestyle Relay
400 Medley Relay