Vikings Drop Final Dual to Undefeated Bulls

Vikings Drop Final Dual to Undefeated Bulls

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Cleveland State University women's swimming & diving team dropped its season-closing dual at undefeated Buffalo, 223-58, Saturday afternoon inside the University at Buffalo's Natatorium.

Sophomores Madisyn Jaszcz and Gabriella Marinelli had CSU's highest finish in two individual events each.

Marinelli was the runner-up in the 300 freestyle in 2:59.49 and took fourth of seven in the 50 freestyle in 24.85 seconds. She also swam the lead leg on CSU's top-placing 200 freestyle relay and was followed by juniors Ashleigh Bennett and Cassandra Oltman and senior Jamie VanDewerker.

Bennett was the runner-up in the 50 backstroke in 27.83 seconds while Oltman was CSU's top finisher in the 50 butterfly (26.73).

Oltman led off CSU's second-place 200 medley relay squad and was followed by freshman Gracyn McQueary, junior Molly McNamara and VanDewerker. The quartet finished in 1:46.88.

Jaszcz and classmate Chuchu Yang took second and third, respectively in the 100 backstroke in 59.16 seconds and 1:00.09. Jaszcz was also CSU's top finisher in the 50 breaststroke (32.63). 

Sophomore Meghan Bobick took third in the 100 freestyle (54.61) while McNamara was fourth (55.05). McNamara then took third of 11 swimmers in the 100 IM in 1:00.93.

Freshman Irena Weclawiak was CSU's top finisher in the 200 freestyle (1:57.55), junior Morgan Massie led the CSU contingent in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.44) and junior Claudia Zido was the top Viking to finish the 100 butterfly (1:00.62).

Cleveland State will send some student-athletes to next weekend's Ohio State Winter Invitational, which begins Saturday, Feb. 10.