Rochester, Mich. – The Bowling Green State University swim and dive team won eight events Saturday afternoon, defeating both Oakland and MAC opponent, Eastern Michigan. Estela Davis
Ortiz won three individual events and was a part of the winning 200 medley relay team.
"We are obviously very excited about the final outcome of today's competition against two very tough teams," Head Coach Petra Martin
said. "Our women showed a lot of heart and responded a lot better to being on a road than last year at this point of the season."
BGSU won 155-145 against previously unbeaten EMU and beat Oakland, 155-139. The Orange and Brown remain undefeated this season, currently sitting at 3-0. Both teams were ranked first in their conferences going into the meet, according to CollegeSwimming.com. The Falcons are now 2-0 against MAC competitors this season.
"Thank you to the Falcon Fanatics as they traveled with us and made a big difference for us today," Martin added.
BGSU opened up the afternoon with a win in the 200 medley relay. Davis Ortiz, Kristin Filby
, Jordan Bullock
and Kayla Effinger
swam a season-best team time of 1:44.28. BG is undefeated in the event so far this season.
Davis Ortiz continued her dominating day in the 100 backstroke. She and Maya Skorupski
both set season personal best times, finishing in first and second place. Davis Ortiz and Skorupski teamed up again for a 1-2 finish respectively in the 200 backstroke.
Filby won her second race of the meet by swimming a season best 1:03.56 in the 100 breaststroke. Daniela Carrillo
finished fourth in the event. The duo also finished in third and fourth place in the 200 breaststroke, with Filby setting a new season personal best.
Bullock's other first place finish came in the 200 butterfly, as she beat her previous season PR by just under two seconds. She also added a second place finish in the 100 butterfly, swimming a 57.39. Victoria Griffin
continued her successful season with two individual wins of her own. The sophomore won the 50 freestyle with a season-best time of 23.85. Effinger followed in second place, with a 24.05. Griffin's second victory came in the 100 freestyle, a race she had yet to compete this season.
The Falcons finished strong in the second to last event, with Davis Ortiz finishing first, Filby in second and Bullock in third. 200 IM
In the final event of the afternoon, BG's 400 freestyle relay team of Effinger, Maria Galic
, Griffin and Hannah Newman
raced a season-best time in their second place finish.
Although Natalie Criswell
finished fourth in the 500 freestyle, she set a team season-best time in the event, swimming a 5:08.71.
"The meet itself was very close the whole time and we were a little bit up and down in the first couple individual races but recovered well," Martin said. "The divers improved again and we can see their progression from week to week which is exciting; their scores were better and they are starting to pick up harder and more difficult dives." Devan Hennig
and Rachel Perry
both competed in the 1- and 3-meter diving competition.
BGSU next competes in the Georgia Tech Invitational Nov. 20-22.