Falcons split swimming, diving tri-meet

­The Bowling Green State University swimming and diving competed in their first tri-meet of the season today against Marshall and Toledo. The Falcons split the tri-meet beating Marshall 165-135 and fell to Toledo 140.5-159.5.

For the second straight day the Falcons were able to take down the Thundering Herd of Marshall. This was due in part to another great diving performance. Junior Rayah Blood started competition winning the 3-Meter Dive and setting a career best in the event with a score of 291.05. It was much of the same for Blood in the 1-Meter winning her second event of the day with a score of 267.35.

While the Falcons split the tri-meet, the swimmers still had a strong showing. Both Emily McNicol and Elayna Krupp swam to second place finishes in the 100 Free and the 50 Free before swimming a leg on the winning Falcon 200 Freestyle Relay team. Freshman Grace Bodrock ended the day with two top three finishes. Her best finish was in the 200 Butterfly where she finished second with a time of 2:09.40.

Falcon Finishes

3M Dive – 1. Rayah Blood 291.05

1M Dive – 1. Rayah Blood 267.35, 2. Grace Ellis 266.20

400 Medley Relay – 3. McNicol, Gallagher, Bodrock, Krupp 3:51.00

1000 Freestyle – 3. Livia Castro 10:39.69

200 Freestyle – 4. Julianna Petrak 1:55.48

100 Breaststroke – 3. Maddie Gallagher 1:05.67, 4. Taylor Harris 1:05.72

200 Butterfly – 2. Grace Bodrock 2:09.20, 4. Ava Vial 2:10.00

50 Freestyle – 2. Elayna Krupp 24.43, 4. Riley McNichols 24.58

100 Freestyle – 2. Emily McNicol 52.73

200 Backstroke – 3. Morgan Sokol 2:06.97

200 Breaststroke – 3. Taylor Harris 2:21.75

500 Freestyle – 2. Livia Castro 5:11.33

100 Butterfly – 3. Grace Bodrock 58.27, 4. Elayna Krupp 58.81

400 IM – 2. Ava Vial 4:32.18

200 Freestyle Relay – 1. Krupp, McNicol, Petrak, McNichols 1:36.50

The Falcons will have a few weeks off from competition before traveling to Oxford, Ohio, to participate in the Miami Invite from Dec. 1-3.