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Louisville v. Kentucky

  • January 23, 2021
  • Lancaster Aquatic Heart, Lexington, KY
  • SCY
  • Twin Meet Format
  • Full Results
  • Scores:
    • Ladies: Kentucky 200.5, Louisville 99.5
    • Males: Louisville 188, Kentucky 111

The Louisville Cardinals headed throughout the state to face the College of Kentucky Wildcats in some relatively-rare interconference motion at the moment. Each groups groups suited up, and the Kentucky girls and the Louisville males emerged victorious, with some races highlighting either side of the competitors.

Ladies’s Meet

The #10 Louisville girls had a couple of notable absences, together with Gabi Albiero, Mariia Astashkina, Arina Openysheva, however even these three most likely wouldn’t have been sufficient to show the tide of the meet, because the #12 Wildcats have been dominant in a 200.5-99.5 victory.

Regardless of the eventual lopsided rating, each groups got here out swinging within the opening occasion, the 200 medley relay. Kentucky’s crew of Caitlin Brooks (24.31), Bailey Bonnett (27.33), Izzy Gati (23.38) and Riley Gaines (21.73) touched first in 1:36.75, transferring as much as #5 within the nation thus far this season on this occasion, with Louisville placing up the Eighth-fastest time this season with a 1:37.50.

Wildcat junior Riley Gaines was the large star of the day, as she swept the three shorter freestyle occasions. After anchoring Kentucky’s successful relay, Gaines received going within the particular person evens with a two second win within the 200 free, touching in 1:44.06. That might make her the Fifth-fastest girls within the nation this yr, however she’s already the Third-fastest along with her 1:43.68 from the Mizzou Invite in November. Gaines got here again only a few occasions later to win the 50 free in 22.52, setting a brand new lifetime finest. She wrapped up her day proper after the break by setting a brand new Kentucky faculty report within the 100 free, touching in 48.42 to maneuver as much as #9 in that occasion nation-wide this season.

Gaines was the one a number of particular person occasion winner of the day, with all seven of the remainder of Kentucky’s indivudal wins coming from seven totally different girls.

Beth McNeese took the 1000 free, successful by almost Eight seconds with a time of 9:45.79. After Gaines received the 200 free, Caitlin Brooks stored the Wildcats’ win streak going by main a 1-Three sweep of the 100 again with a time of 51.99, lower than half a second off of her season better of 51.56 from the Mizzou Invite. In Kentucky’s different win earlier than the break, Izzy Gati ran down Louisville’s Alena Kraus on the again half of the 200 fly, successful 1:54.25 to 1:54.76.

The Wildcats didn’t let up after the break, successful all however one of many remaining particular person occasions.  Sophie Sorenson took the 200 again in 1:52.63, simply 0.14s forward of Brooks and setting a brand new season-best and transferring to #9 within the nation. Gillian Davey received the 200 breast by over two seconds, touching in 2:07.67 and crack the highest ten within the NCAA this season.

Kaylee Williams led a Kentucky 1-Three sweep of the 500 free, touching in 4:44.77, and Lauren Poole wrapped up the person competitors with a 1:57.01 win within the 200 IM. Each Williams and Poole hit season-bests of their respective occasions.

The Wildcat girls have been on fireplace of their residence pool, and it’s exhausting to gauge what impact Louisville’s lacking swimmers would’ve had in the event that they have been current. Hypotheticals apart, the Cardinals truly swam fairly solidly, additionally hitting numerous season-best occasions, though they solely got here away with three wins.

Kaylee Wheeler was the primary Cardinal to choose up a win on the day, as she was the one lady to get below a minute within the 100 breast, touching in 59.99, with teammate Morgan Friesen taking 2nd in 1:00.46. Whereas Kraus simply missed out on the 200 fly win, she did earn the victory within the 100 fly, touching simply forward of Kentucky’s Brooks with a 52.94.

Louisville closed out the meet with a 3:18.17 win within the 400 free relay, highlighted by Christiana Regenauer‘s 48.6 anchor leg.

Males’s Recap

The rating was virtually as lopsided on the lads’s aspect because it was on the ladies’s, though with the groups reversed, because the #7 Louisville males received 188-111.

Louisville jumped out to the lead early on, as Michtell Whyte (21.50), Evgenii Somov (23.79), Nick Albiero (20.42) and Haridi Sameh (19.15) mixed for a 1:24.86. The Cardinals truly took the highest three spots on this relay, and Dalton Lowe threw down a 20.01 fly leg on their ‘B’ relay. On paper, that would appear to extend the likelihood that Lowe might get bumped as much as ‘A’ relay for ACCs/NCAAs, and the Cardinals might use Albiero relay on one other relay, most likely the 200 free.

In stark distinction to the ladies’s aspect, a complete of 5 males doubled as much as win ten of the twelve particular person occasions. As soon as once more, Louisville was led by the identical 4 males who made up its successful 200 medley relay. Whyte swept the backstrokes, going 46.57 to steer a 1-Three sweep within the 100, then coming again after the break to win the 200 in 1:43.55, with Louisville once more sweep. Somov received each breaststrokes, going 52.43/1:56.11. Albiero received the 200 fly in 1:41.98, only a hair away from his season-best of 1:41.84 that ranks him seventh within the nation on this season, then received the 100 in 46.12. Lastly, Sameh swept the dash freestyles, successful the 50 in 19.56 as 4 Louisville swimmers touched the wall earlier than any Kentucky males did, then main one other 1-Three sweep within the 100 free with a 43.76.

2020 ACC champion Colton Paulson received the 200 free in 1:34.91, then cut up 42.93, as he joined Michael Eastman (43.60 leadoff), Albiero (42.64), and Sameh (43.09) to win the 400 free in 2:52.26 to shut out the meet.

Kentucky picked up three wins, two of them courtesy of Jakob Clark. The Wildcat sophomore swept the gap occasions, first successful the 1000 free by over three seconds in 9:01.99, then taking the 500 free in direction of the tip of the meet with a 4:24.43. Mason Wilby was Kentucky’s solely different occasion winner, and he led a 1-Three Kentucky sweep of the 200 IM with a time of 1:46.80.

Kentucky Launch

LEXINGTON, Ky. –  For the fourth straight yr, the Kentucky girls’s swimming and diving program posted a dominant efficiency over a ranked Louisville camp, as No. 10 Kentucky defeated No. 19 Louisville on the Lancaster Aquatic Heart on Saturday afternoon, 200.5-99.5. The ultimate rating marked UK’s largest conquer UofL within the Lars Jorgensen period, because the crew received 13 of 16 doable occasions.

The RV Kentucky males’s crew misplaced to a dominant No. Eight Louisville males’s crew, 188-111, successful 5 of 16 doable occasions.

Riley Gaines paced the ladies’s crew within the pool on Saturday afternoon, successful all 4 of her occasions – one relay occasion (200 med-r) and three particular person occasions (50, 100, 200 fr).

Within the course of, the junior reset the college report within the 100 freestyle race, touching the wall in a swift 48.42, which additionally ranks because the eighth-fastest time within the nation so far. Her time within the occasion is .04 quicker than her earlier profession finest and college report (48.46), which she recorded on the Mizzou Invitational in mid-November.

Gaines, a Nashville, Tennessee, native, additionally recorded a private finest within the 50 freestyle, incomes a mark of 22.52. It beats her earlier private report by greater than two-tenths of a second, which allowed her to advance 5 spots within the girls’s all-time top-10 efficiency checklist, sitting in fourth.

First Place Finishes

The diving squad dominated the twin meet, incomes the highest rating in every occasion – males’s and ladies’s 1- and 3-meter springboard.

Kyndal Knight, the reigning SEC Champion on 3m, swept the ladies’s occasions, successful each springboards. On 1m, Knight scored 310.35 factors, lower than 4 factors off her profession excessive and sixth-best rating in class data (313.60). On 3m, the junior rallied 333.60 factors, her third-best rating on the board this season, however nonetheless greater than 20 factors off her private report (355.58), which she recorded at then-No. 11 Alabama in mid-December.

Knight has received first place 10 out of 12 occasions this season, and she or he has earned first or second place 11 out of 12 occasions this season. The North Carolina native has received 4 of 5 appearances on the 1- and 3-meter springboards, respectively, and she or he has received two of two appearances on platform, in the meantime, she has competed in opposition to prime expertise within the nation together with Alabama, Louisville, Missouri and Tennessee. Knight concluded the common season having reset her profession finest on each self-discipline this season.

Jakob Clark had an exceptional meet, starting with the primary particular person race. The sophomore earned a profession finest within the 1,000 freestyle for the second straight meet, this time touching the wall in 9:01.99. He got here into No. 11 Tennessee final week with a profession better of 9:11.94, however snapped the private report in 9:10.20 in Knoxville. This time, Clark rallied a time of 9:01.99, almost ten full seconds quicker than he has ever swum the occasion.

Within the means of incomes first place along with his time, Clark additionally recorded the 13th-fastest time within the nation.

Proving their depth and flexibility, the ladies’s crew had six totally different swimmers earn first place on a time that was both a season finest or profession finest that additionally ranks within the nation’s top-12 occasions so far. These Wildcats and occasions embrace:

Beth McNeese (1,000 freestyle, 9:45.79, Third within the nation)
Izzy Gati (200 butterfly, 1:54.25, seventh within the nation)
Riley Gaines (100 freestyle, 48.42, eighth within the nation)
Sophie Sorenson (200 backstroke, 1:52.63, ninth within the nation)
Gillian Davey (200 breaststroke, 2:07.67, 10th within the nation)
Lauren Poole (200 IM, 1:57.01, 12th within the nation)

As soon as once more, Chase Lane and Danny Zhang went tit-for-tat on the springboards, splitting the highest finishes. Lane completed victoriously on the 1-meter springboard with 348.68 factors, whereas Zhang completed victoriously on the 3-meter spring with 414.45.

To conclude the common season, Lane has earned first or second place seven occasions in 9 complete occasions, whereas Zhang has earned first or second place 10 occasions in 12 complete occasions. In the meantime, the diving group has competed in opposition to Alabama, Louisville, Missouri and Tennessee on the boards this season.

Kentucky swimming and diving received’t take the pool once more till mid-February, when the ladies’s crew and the diving squad compete within the 2021 Southeastern Convention Championship in Athens, Georgia, and Columbia, Missouri, respectively, February 17-20. Following that, the lads’s crew will compete in Columbia, Missouri, February 24-27.

For the most recent on the Kentucky swimming and diving program, comply with @UKSwimDive on Twitter and on Instagram, on Facebook and on the net at UKathletics.com.

Louisville Launch

The No. 8-ranked College Louisville males’s swimming and diving crew took down rival RV Kentucky 188-11 however the No. 19-ranked Cardinal girls fell to No. 1–ranked 200.5-99.5 Saturday afternoon in Lexington.

UofL had excellent particular person performances from a number of Cardinals .  Kaylee Wheeler received the 100 breast and the 400 Free Relay. Alena Kraus took the 100 fly and the 400 free Relay.  Nicolas Albiero received each flys and each relays. Haridi Sameh received the 50-free, the 100-free and was on each successful relays. A number of occasion winners additionally included Mitchell Whyte, who received the 100 and 200 again and the 200 Medley Relay. Senior Evgenii Somov received each breaststroke occasions and was on the successful 200 Medley Relay as properly.

Here’s a race-by-race breakdown:

UofL touched second within the 200 Medley Relay as Ashlyn Schoof (25.02), Kaylee Wheeler (26.74), Christiana Regenauer(23.57) Alena Kraus (22.17) mixed to place up a 1:37.50. The Louisville males run away with the opening 200 Medley Relay, taking the highest three spots. The successful foursome of Mitchell Whyte (21.50), Evgenii Somov (23.79), Nick Albiero (20.42) and Haridi Sameh (19.15) put up a 1:24.86.  The B-relay of Nikos Sofianidis (21.77), Tanner Cummings(24.69), Dalton Lowe (20.01) and Mihalis Deliyiannis (19.74) have been second in 1:26.21.  The C-Relay took third in 1:28.32.

UK’s Beth McNeese left the sphere in her wake with the successful time of 9:45.79. The Cardinals’ Maddie Luther touched third within the 1000 freestyle with a time of 9:58.84 whereas Duda Sumida posted a 10:16.73 for sixth. Hayden Curley was second within the males’s 1000 freestyle, boarding a 9:05.87. TC Smith was fourth in 9:09.53 and Ilia Sibirtsev was sixth in 9:16.60. UK’s Jakob Clark received the occasion in 9:01.99.

The Cardinals swept the highest two spots within the males’s 200 freestyle as Colton Paulson posted the successful time of 1:34.91 and Michael Eastman was into the wall second with a time of 1:35.61. Riley Gaines received the ladies’s 200 free with a 1:44.06 for the Cats. Diana Dunn was the highest Cardinal finisher within the 200 freestyle with a fourth-place time of 1:47.87.

The Cardinals swept the highest three spots within the males’s 100 backstroke led by Mitchell Whyte (46.47), Nikos Sofianidis (46.98) and Jack Wever (48.22).  Tatiana Salcutan touched fourth within the 100 again with a time of 53.98 for the Cardinals. Teammate Tristen Ulett was proper behind her with a 54.05. Kentucky received that occasion when Caitlin Brooks turned in a successful time of 51.99

Louisville took he prime spots within the girls’s 100 breaststroke as Kaylee Wheeler stops the clock with the successful time of 59.99 and teammate Morgan Friesen was in her wake with a 1:00.46. Louisville takes first, second, and fourth within the males’s 100 breast led by Evgenii Somov’s blazing time of 52.43. Aidan Kreiley was second in 55.46 and Tanner Cummings put up a 55.71.

Within the 200 butterfly, Nick Albiero received with a 1:41.98, besting the sphere by three seconds. Louisville teammate Greyson Alarcon was fourth in 1:47.41 and Gabriel Orbe was sixth in 1:50.95. For the Cardinal girls, Alena Kraus was into the wall in 1:54.76 for second and Abby Hay boarded a 1:57.43 for third.

The Cardinal dash crew was exhausting to beat at the moment as UofL’s Haridi Sameh threw down the successful time of 19.56 within the 50 freestyle. Teammate Mihalis Deliyiannis was second with a time of 19:93 and Caleb Duncan was third in 19.98. Christiana Regenauer was out-touched by 1/100th of a second within the 50 free, posting a 22.53 for second. Katie Schorrput up a 23.44.

Haridi Sameh took first within the 100 freestyle, getting his palms on the wall in 43.76, Colton Paulson was second in 43.93 and Michael Eastman was third in 43.99 for one more Cardinals sweep. Within the girls’s 100 free, Kaylee Wheelertouched third with a time of 50.38 and Katie Schorr was fourth in 50.42.

Mitchell Whyte made it a backstroke sweep along with his win the 200 to go along with his 100 gold. He completed with a time of 1:43.55 for first. Jack Wever was second in 1:45.37 and Nikos Sofianidis was third in 1:45.63. For the ladies, Tatiana Salcutan touched third within the 200 again with a time of 1:55.36.

Within the 200 breast, Evgenii Somov received with a time of 1:56.11 to make it a breaststroke sweep. For the ladies’s race, Morgan Friesen touched second with a 2:09.77 for the Cardinals.

Maddie Luther was the highest Cardinal finisher within the 500 free with a time of 4:52.12 and a fourth-place end. Within the males’s 500 freestyle, Ilia Sibirtsev took second with a time of 4:25.47. Hayden Curley was fourth, going 4:28.07.

In girls’s 3M diving, Else Praasterink was third with a 265.13 rating. Abbie Erickson boards a 227.63 and Abigail Andrews places up a 218.70. Daniel Pinto places up a third-place rating of 300.60 on the 1M board. Kivanc Gur posts a 282.53 and Adam Sneden had a 282.45. Daniel Pinto ranks second within the 3M diving, posting a rating of 402.83 which set a brand new faculty report. Kivanc Gur had a rating of 318.75 and Adam Sneden had a 270.60. Within the girls’s 1M diving, Kayla Wilson completed third with a rating of 257.78 and Else Praasterink posted a 245.48.

Alena Kraus wom the 100 Fly with a time of 52.94 whereas Tristen Ulett was third with a 53.22. The Cardinals go one-two within the 100 butterfly led by Nick Albiero‘s successful time of 46.12. Dalton Lowe was in sizzling pursuit, touching second in 46.73.

Within the 200 IM, Abby Hay was third for the Cardinals with a time of 1:58.78. On the lads’s aspect, Jack Wever posted a time of 1:50.44, simply forward of Evgenii Somov’s 1:51.36 and Aidan Kreiley’s 1:57. 18 to complete fifth by seventh within the 200 IM.

The Louisville girls received the 400 Free Relay when Alena Kraus (49.40), Kaylee Wheeler (50.05), Katie Schorr (50.08) and Christiana Regenauer (48.62) mixed forces to place up a 3:18.17. The Louisville males took the highest two spots within the 400 free relay. The A-relay crew of Michael Eastman (43.60), Nick Albiero (42.60), Colton Paulson (42.93) and Haridi Sameh (43.09) cruised to the win in 2:52.26.  The B-relay of Kyle Worrell, Tanner Cummings, Dalton Lowe and Nikos Sofianidis put up a 2:56.04.