COLUMBUS, Ohio – Alabama swimming and diving won 13 individual races and two relays in its first road meet of the 2018-19 season in a dual meet against Big 10 rival Ohio State at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion Thursday.
The Crimson Tide men lost a tight, down to the wire battle against the Buckeyes, 156-144, while the UA women fell 181-119.
Alabama’s men won both relays and eight of 12 individual races against the Buckeyes.
Junior Daniel Kober won both the 500 and 1,000 freestyles while fellow junior Zane Waddell won the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly. Seniors Robert Howard (200 freestyle) and Laurent Bams (100 breaststroke) along with freshmen Spencer Walker (200 backstroke) and Nicholas Perera (200 individual medley) also picked up individual wins.
Waddell, Bams, sophomore Tyler Sesvold and Howard combined to win the 400 medley relay to get the day started while Waddell, senior Christian Arseneau, Bams and Howard won the 400 freestyle relay to close the meet.
The Alabama women were led by freshman Rhyan White, who won three individual races on the day – the 100 and 200 backstrokes and the 100 butterfly. Fellow rookie Kensey McMahon won the 1,000 freestyle while senior Justine Macfarlane took first in the 200 breaststroke.