Women's Swimming & Diving opens 2019-20 season at Kenyon Relays

Women's Swimming & Diving opens 2019-20 season at Kenyon Relays

By Tim Glon

GAMBIER — The Ohio Northern women's swimming and diving team opened its 2019-20 season with a fifth place finish at the Kenyon Relays on Saturday afternoon at the Steen Aquatic Center.

The Polar Bears finished with 36 points and were led by the 200-yard breast relay team of senior Katey Stuart (Ada), sophomore Lauren Shaw (Port Clinton), senior Libby Sartschev (Parma/Normandy) and junior Marisa Barton (Saint Charles, Mo./Duchesne). They finished fifth in 2:18.22.

Two other ONU teams posted top-10 finishes.

The 3x500-yard free relay team of junior Marissa Taylor (Granite Falls, N.C./South Caldwell), freshman Teagan Rasdall (Wooster) and Barton were ninth in 18:12.26.

In the 400 I.M. relay, freshman Abby Schauer (Beavercreek), sophomore Megan Lubinski (Milford/Brighton), Stuart and Taylor were ninth in 4:25.61.

The mixed 200 medley relay team of sophomore Justin DeLano (Englewood/Northmont), Schauer, sophomore Jackson Stanley (Beavercreek) and Lubinski were third in 1:46.43.

The Polar Bears will open the Ohio Athletic Conference portion of their schedule on Friday night at Wilmington.