OXFORD, Ohio—Miami’s women’s swimming and diving team wrapped up competition in the Tim Meyers Ohio Senior Championships held at the Nixon Aquatic Center over the weekend. Miami hosted the meet involving numerous swim teams from around the state.
Miami swam well as a team, with numerous swimmers finishing with top times. The 400 medley relay team of freshman Brittany Dudzinski, freshman Claire Mongenas, sophomore Elizabeth Zilch and junior Whitney Mitchell took second to kick off Saturday’s competition. They finished with a time of 3:51.21.
Zilch went on to place fifth in the 200 backstroke (2:02.00). Sophomore Shannon Ahearn took seventh with a time of 2:05.08. Dudzinski finished fourteenth with a time of 2:05.24.
Zilch would also take ninth in the 100 freestyle for the RedHawks (52.72). Mitchell took tenth overall, winning the “B” Final with a time of 52.20.
The RedHawks swam well in the 200 breaststroke with Mongenas taking second-place (2:20.30) and junior Gabbie Pettinichi taking fourth with a time of 2:24.05.
Sophomore Katherine Blodgett had a third-place finish for the RedHawks in the 400 IM. She swam a 4:25.93 time.
Miami took second and third in the 200 medley relay. Finishing second-place was Dudzinski, Mongenas, Zilch and Veri (1:45.53). Sophomore Stephanie Nemeth, Pettinichi, Blodgett and Barrus finished third (1:47.63).
Mitchell led the RedHawks with a fourth-place finish in the 200 freestyle (1:52.60). Zilch (1:52.98) and Campbell (1:53.70) took seventh and eighth, respectively. Sophomore Cristinia Favia (1:54.43), Pettinichi (1:54.77) and freshman Logan Klinsky (1:55.10) took eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth, respectively.
Zilch tied for third-place in the 100 backstroke with a time of 57.44. Dudzinski took fifth with a 57.64. Ahearn and Nemeth added tenth and eleventh-place finishes. Ahearn finished with 58.85 and Nemeth finished with 58.98.
Blodgett took second in the 200 butterfly (2:04.84). Nemeth took sixth (2:07.56).
The women closed the meet with a 3:30.36 second-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay by Zilch, Mitchell, Dudzinski and Veri. Klinsky, Campbell, Barrus and Nemeth took fourth (3:32.97).
The NCAA Zone C Diving Regional Meet begins Thursday, Mar. 13 in Columbus, Ohio. The NCAA Division I Women’s Championship will take place in Minneapolis, Minn. From Thursday, Mar. 20 through Saturday, Mar. 22.