SARASOTA, FLA. – The Baldwin Wallace University women's swimming and diving team defeated Buffalo State University by a final score of 148-31 at the Arlington Park Aquatic Center during its annual winter break training trip.
BW (5-2) was led by senior All-Ohio Athletic Conference and Academic All-OAC performer Erika Nockengost (Cuyahoga Falls) and junior Academic All-OAC stroker Marissa Kural (LaGrange, Ill./Lyons Township) as the duo each won an event and tied each other for another victory.
Nockengost won the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 58.86 and tied in the 100-yard individual medley in a season-best time of 1:06.22. Kural captured the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 1:03.19 and tied in the 100-yard individual medley in a time of 1:06.22
Also earning victories were senior Academic All-OAC performer Ellie Clymer (Independence), senior All-Ohio Athletic Conference freestyler Allie Thorson (Amherst/Marion Steele), sophomore stroker Kayla McClintock (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) and freshman stroker Julia Newbould (Strongsville).
Clymer won the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:16.23. Thorson was the champion in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 2:04.97. McClintock touched the wall first in the 100-yard backstroke in a season-best tying time of 1:8.93. Newbould was the winner in the 50-yard freestyle in a career-best time of 26.35 seconds.
In addition, freshman stroker Natalie Kehoe (Parma/Padua Franciscan) was the runner-up in the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 28.38.
In relay action, the 200-yard freestyle team of Newbould, McClintock, sophomore stroker Emily Newcamp (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills) and senior Jenna Ball (Salamanca, N.Y.) took first in a season-best time of 1:51.62. The 200-medley squad of sophomore All-OAC performer Bella Ratino (Mentor/Hawken), Clymer, Kural and Nockengost finished first in a season-best time of 2:00.48.
The Yellow Jackets return to action on Friday, January 17 when they host an Ohio Athletic Conference dual meet against Ohio Northern University in the BW Natatorium inside the Lou Higgins Center at 6 p.m. Fans can follow all of the action at http://bit.ly/2fMKFA3.