Nov. 7, 2013
MARSHALL at OHIO
Friday, Nov. 8 | 5 p.m. ET
Athens, Ohio | Ohio University Aquatic Center
HUNTINGTON, W. Va. - The Marshall swimming and diving team will travel to Athens, Ohio for its first road dual meet of the season.
The Thundering Herd will look for its first victory in the all-time series with the Bobcats, who hold an 11-0 advantage and earned their most-recent victory in January 2013.
Live stats will not be available, but results can be found on HerdZone.com at the completion of the meet.
HAVE YOU HERD?
Senior Madison Lawhorn (Baltimore, Ohio) and sophomore Alex Black (Palm Bay, Fla.) both set new lifetime best times in the 200 breaststroke last Saturday in a dual-meet loss against Campbell. Lawhorn won the event with a time of 2:25.73, and Black finished by a time of 2:31.40. Lawhorn was one of the three Marshall swimmers to earn a victory in the meet.
In addition to winning the 200 breaststroke, she also took first in the 100-yard race. Senior Sarah Kay (Cape Town, South Africa) also posted two wins, after she placed first in both of the butterfly events and set season-best times in both races. Junior Kaley Gregory (Hurricane, W.Va) won the 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:29.93 in the Herd's last home meet of 2013.
Marshall posted a 5-7 record in dual meets. The Herd was 3-5 in dual meets in visiting pools.
SCOUTING THE BOBCATS
Ohio (2-0) is coming off of a 143-89 victory against Buffalo, in which the Bobcats won nine of 13 events.
Three Ohio divers have already qualified for the NCAA Zone Championships - juniors Haleigh Bartlett and Morgan Srail and senior Kristin Capcik.
The Bobcats won both relay events in their meet and had four different victorious swimmers. Senior Rachel Stearns led the way with two victories, placing first in the 200 individual medley and 200 backstroke (2:07.96, 2:04.17). Junior Michelle Gasior won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:07.09, while sophomore Bianca Hauzer took the victory in the 500 freestyle with a 5:06.95.
Marshall will hit the road again, Nov. 15 and 16, traveling to Radford, Va. for a meet against Old Dominion and Radford. Friday's action will begin at 6 p.m., and the swimmers will hit the pool at 12 p.m. Saturday.
ORDER OF EVENTS
200 Medley Relay
3 Meter Diving
1 Meter Diving
200 Individual Medley
200 Freestyle Relay