Weiskopf Wins Both Diving Events as Penguins Host Ohio

Weiskopf Wins Both Diving Events as Penguins Host Ohio

The Youngstown State women's swimming and diving team was in action for the first time since February when the Penguins entertained Ohio on Saturday afternoon at the Beeghly Natatorium.

Leading the way for the Penguins was junior diver Tess Weiskopf. Weiskopf defeated three Bobcats divers in both the one-meter and three-meter events. Weiskopf initally won the three-meter with a score of 230.55. She then earned a win on her last dive in the one-meter to score a 226.87. She won the one-meter by one point and the three-meter by seven and a half.

In the swimming events, freshman Ella Kerr had a successful debut for the Penguins. Kerr was second in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:07.74 and third in the 200-yard breast with a time of 2:25.43.

Mallory Pitstick earned a second-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:25.14 finishing .31 seconds ahead of Kerr. Casey Prentice placed second in the 50-yard freestyle swimming a time of 24.44 seconds. Pitstick also came in third in the 100-yard breast with a time of 1:08.10. 

In the 200 butterfly, freshman Gunnhildur Baldursdottir was third with a time of 2:09.27. Hannah Olger had a third-place finish in the 100 free with a time of 54.58 seconds. In the 200 back, Jamie Leming earned a third-place finish with a time of 2:11.21.

In the final event of the dual, the Penguins finished second with a strong performance in the 400 freestyle relay. Olger, Catherine Imo, Aubrey Whitaker and Prentice held off a pair of hard charging Bobcat efforts to swim a time of 3:38.72 to earn a second-place performance.

The Bobcats won the dual by a score of 225-65. 

The Penguins are next slated to be in action on Dec. 4-5 at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational.