BG swimming, diving beats Toledo | Sports activities


TOLEDO – Bowling Green State University’s swim and dive team won the battle of I-75 on Saturday, defeating Toledo 157-142.

The 200-medley relay team started the action with a win and the Falcons kept the momentum going throughout. BGSU won a total of 10 out of 16 events to claim victory.

“We are happy with the win,” said BGSU swim / dive coach Ricky Perkins. “We did a good job throughout the meeting, especially in the second half of the meeting. We won almost every single event, which shows our overall strength and fitness as a team. We did great at the 500, 400 IM and 200 events, another sign of our fitness. Our goals for the next week are to build speed and keep building trust. “

Daisy Platts, Taylor Harris, Lauren Sullivan and Anna Eriksson set the tone early on with this 200 medley win at 1: 45.94 and Platts built on that with wins in 100 Freestyle (52.46 seconds) and 100 Backstroke (55.00) Seconds). Sullivan was runner-up at Platts in the 100 back (58.31 seconds), but took her own individual victory in the 200 back (2: 06.50).

Harris won the 200 breaststroke (2: 25.77) and took second place in the 100 breaststroke (1: 07.06). Eriksson scored a victory in the 100 Butterfly (57.30 seconds) and a second place in the 50 Freestyle (24.26 seconds).

In the 1-meter dive, Zoe Smith (231.45 points) and Grace Ellis (225.00 points) took first and second place, respectively.

Freshman Ava Vial continued her strong start to her bowling green swimming career. She took first place in the 200 Butterfly (2: 10.43) and a second place in the 400 IM (4: 42.51). Kellie House took first place in the 500 freestyle (5: 13.60) and scored some much needed points in a late event. Maddy Andrews also had a first place in the 400 IM (4: 40.03).

Bowling Green is now off until it participates in the Buffalo Diving Invitational on February 20 at 11 a.m. in Buffalo.