The Ohio State rifle team turned in a team record 4648 in a close match at No. 1 West Virginia. Although the Mountaineers won by nine, the Buckeyes defeated WVU in smallbore 2305-2301 en route to a program-best score, eclipsing the previous best of 4633 recorded last season.
In smallbore, Ohio State was led by sophomore Remington Lyman who fired a personal and match high 584. Freshman Deanna Binnie also had a solid day for the Buckeyes with a 581. Senior Amanda Luoma and freshman Chrissy Thomas both fired 570 and junior Greg Hagar rounded out team scoring for the Buckeyes with a 562. Redshirt senior Dan Chapman fired a 565 in his first action of the season and sophomore Alex Kimura (555) also competed as an individual for the Buckeyes.
Smallbore is a rifle of .22 or less caliber.
In air rifle, Ohio State was again led by Lyman who fired a personal-best 592. Binnie also fired a personal-best with a 588. Luoma (584), Thomas (579) and Hagar (562) rounded out team scoring for the Buckeyes. Chapman (577) and Kimura (578) rounded out the individual scores for the Buckeyes.
Fencing wins Duals, again.
The Ohio State fencing team finished 13-0 in the 2013 OSU Duals Saturday at the French Field House. The victory extended the team’s undefeated streak to 10 years at the event.
The Buckeye sabre squad notched a 140-4 record toward the win. Freshmen Alexa Antipas, Ben Theeman and Alan Dornjandaeng debuted with undefeated performances. Junior Celina Merza also notched 23-0 victory for the women’s sabre squad.
All three women’s foil competitors, Kyjah Coryat, Mai Shaito and Taylor McIntyre contributed to a 72-0 record. The men’s squad added 66 wins, highlighted by performances from freshman Taylor Clarkson, 19-2, and classmate Michael Hastings-Grgas, 19-2.
The women’s epee squad posted a 67-5 record. Freshmen Eugenia Falqui opened her Buckeye career with an undefeated performance, contributing 18 points to her team total. Freshmen Julian Johnson and Michael Billinghurst posted 15 and 16 victories respectively, adding to the men’s overall score, 57-15.
The women registered undefeated performances vs. Case Western, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan State.
Ohio State fences next in an exhibition match vs. Notre Dame on Oct. 12.
Thinclads come up short at Notre Dame.
The women’s cross country team finished 13th at the 5k Notre Dame Invitational Friday afternoon at the Burke Golf Course.
The Buckeyes closed the competitive meet with a team score of 351, finishing seven points ahead of Northwestern. Second-ranked Florida State won the invitational with 77 points, followed by No. 15 New Mexico (82) and No. 24 San Francisco (96).
Junior Katie Borchers cracked the Top 25 with a 23rd-place time of 17:37.7.
The OSU men finished with a team score of 470, nine points behind Eastern Michigan. No. 30 Columbia won the title with 113 points, followed by seventh-ranked Tulsa (124) and No. 9 Princeton (147).
Sophomore Jordan Redd was the top individual finisher for the third meet in a row, crossing the finish line 40th overall in a time of 25:09.8.
Men’s golf team 8th
After three rounds of play on the Scarlet Course at The Ohio State University Golf Club, the OSU men finished the Jack Nicklaus Invitational Monday in eighth. Ohio State carded a 47-over 899 on the par 71, 7,455-yard course, with sophomore Tee-k Kelly posting the lowest individual score for the Buckeyes in a tie for 11th with a 5-over 218.
Freshman Frederik Hammer and junior Boo Timko tied for 27th in the final, each recording an 11-over 224.
California finished the invite, ironically named after the Golden Bear himself, as the only team under par. With a tournament-record 842 (-10) Cal took the team competition, but that wasn’t the only title the group garnered. The Golden Bears also placed first in the individual standings with Brandon Hagy tallying a 6-under 207 overall score.