Penguins Have Strong Showing In Senior Day Meet vs. Bowling Green

YSU Swimming and Diving Seniors
YSU Swimming and Diving Seniors

The Youngstown State swimming and diving team closed out the dual portion of its season against Bowling Green on Saturday afternoon at the Beeghly Natatorium. 

Prior to the dual, YSU honored six seniors who were competing in their final home meet - Bailey Dipman, Katrina GerbrandHannah Reynolds, Amanda Robinson, Lydia Scheringer and Megan Siford. It was also the final home dual for diver Bec Stafford.

The meet started with a close race in the 200-yard medley relay. YSU was just .09 seconds behind the Falcons as Paris Krug, Reynolds, Zsani Csado and Kolbrun Jonsdottir posted a time of 1:51.10.

In the 1,000-yard freestyle, Madison Aranda was second with a time of 10:43.69 behind BGSU's Natalie Criswell.

YSU picked up its first individual event win of the meet when Viktoria Orosz took first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:54.94.

In the 100-yard breaststroke, Tiphanie Saint-Gilles was second with a time of 1:08.14 behind Kristin Filby. Saint-Gilles was also second in the 200 breaststroke with a 2:27.38.

Csado claimed her first event win of the day in the 200-yard butterfly posting a time of 2:08.37 while Rachel Shipp was second with a time of 2:09.66 and Aranda placed third at 2:10.38.

Stafford was second in both diving events. In the three-meter dive she had a score of 277.35 while Talisa Lemke placed first with a 286.12.

Csado won her second event of the meet winning the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 54.56 seconds winning by .11 seconds ahead of Megan Larson.

Orosz followed in the next event with her second win taking first in the 200-yard backstroke with a 2:05.67. She won by .21 seconds over Maria Galic. In the 500-yard freestyle, Orosz was second with a time of 5:16.94.

Aranda won for the first time against the Falcons posting a time of 58.47 seconds in the 100-yard butterfly. 

In the final individual event, Csado was second in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:12.28.

The final relay of the meet was another close one with the Falcons winning at 3:34.76, which broke a pool record that had been held since 2008. YSU was just behind at 3:35.37.

The Penguins play host to the YSU Diving Invitational on Sunday before resuming team action on Feb. 23 at the Horizon League Championships in Chicago.