Lubinski's four victories lead Women's Swimming & Diving past Mount Union 149-142

Lubinski's four victories lead Women's Swimming & Diving past Mount Union 149-142

By Tim Glon

ALLIANCE — Freshman Megan Lubinski (Milford/Brighton) won four events to lead the Ohio Northern women's swimming and diving team to a 149-142 victory at Mount Union on Saturday afternoon at Hammond Natatorium.

The Polar Bears improve to 3-2 overall and are now 2-1 in the Ohio Athletic Conference, while the Purple Raiders fall to 5-2, 1-2.

Lubinski won the 200 free in 2:03.54, the 100 free in :56.67, the 50 free in :25.72, and combined with senior Kierra Watson (Brownsburg, Ind.) and juniors Katey Stuart (Ada) and Kyley Stuart (Ada) to win the 200 medley relay in 1:54.84.

Northern won 10 of the 16 events and clung to a 129-126 lead with just two events to go.

That is when Watson, junior Lauren Halle (Chandler, Ariz./Hamilton), and sophomore Marissa Taylor (Granite Falls, N.C./South Caldwell) finished 1-2-3 in the 200 I.M. to extend the lead to an insurmountable 145-129. Watson won the race in 2:19.42, Halle was second in 2:20.84, and Taylor was third in 2:23.60.

Watson also won the 100 back in 1:02.00 to give her three victories on the day.

Taylor and Halle also posted two victories each. Taylor won the 500 free in 5:33.49 and the 1000 free in 11:18.86 while Halle won the 100 fly in 1:02.28 and the 200 fly in 2:20.19.

The Polar Bears will return to action on Friday when they host Baldwin Wallace in a 7 p.m. meet at the ONU Sports Center Natatorium.