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Tuesday, January 22, 2013Locally: ONU swimmers earn OAC honors
Senior Drew Keriazes was named OAC men's swimmer of the week. On Friday at Kenyon, Keriazes was part of the team that won the 200 medley relay in 1:35.90. He also won the 100 backstroke in 59.29 and finished second in the 200 IM with a time of 2:02.15.
On Saturday, he won three events as Ohio Northern topped Baldwin Wallace 231-44 for their seventh straight OAC regular season championship. Keriazes won the 200 breaststroke in 2:13.83. He was also part of the 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay team's that posted victorious times of 1:37.66 and 3:21.86 respectively.
Junior Lindsey Rayhill has been named conference's women's swimmer of the week.
Friday, Rayhill was part of the 200 medley relay team that took first place with a time of 1:55.16. She also won the 100 butterfly in 1:00.31. On Saturday, Rayhill won three events as the Polar Bears defeated Baldwin Wallace 190-103 to clinch a share of the OAC regular season title.
She won the 200 butterfly in 2:15.38 and brought home first place in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:00.52. She was also part of the quartet that won the 200 medley relay in 1:55.52.
Local trio wins all-around
COVINGTON, Ky. -- Miranda Westrick, Rachel Reynolds and Mackenzie Carpenter won all-around titles for Findlay's Gold Medal Gymnastics Club in the CGA Coaches Spectacular held in Covington, Ky. over the weekend.
Westrick, Carpenter, Analese Lutz and Sydney Waltz were also on the optional team that won the tournament's All-Star Showdown Team Title.
GOLD MEDAL FIRSTS
Rachel Reynolds (vault 9.35, balance beam 9.4, all-around 36.85). Amanda Reynolds (floor 9.45). Renci Ricker (vault 9.425). Analese Lutz (uneven bars 9.2). Mackenzie Carpenter (uneven bars 9.35, balance beam 9.5, all-around 37.025). Katie Brown (balance beam 9.275). Miranda Westrick (all-around with a 36.475). Sydney Waltz (vault 9.9). Carpenter, Lutz, Westric,k, Waltz (All-Star Showdown Team Title 37.975).
Beucler wins in debut
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Marissa Beucler, who graduated early from Liberty-Benton to enroll at the University of Kentucky and compete for the Wildcats' gymnastics team, scored a 9.825 on the balance beam and tied for first place in that event in her first collegiate meet, UK's 195.5-193.075 victory over No. 9-ranked Arkansas.
The win gave Kentucky, ranked 14th among NCAA Division I programs, a 4-1 overall and 2-0 Southestern Conference record.
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