Cincinnati Dominates Michigan State In First dual Meet Of Season

Meet Stats

  • Complete results
  • Hosted by Cincinnati (Keating Aquatic Center)
  • November 4, 2016
  • 25 yards, men’s and women’s dual meet
  • Score
    • Men: Cincinnati 184, Michigan State 115
    • Women: Cincinnati 181, Michigan State 119


Press Release

Courtesy of Cincinnati Athletics

CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati swimming and diving team collected 23 wins and broke six pool records to dominate Michigan State in the first dual meet of the season on Friday night at the Keating Aquatic Center. The Bearcats opened the 2016-17 season in impressive fashion with the men beating the Spartans by a score of 184-115 and the women picking up a 181-119 victory. Overall, Cincinnati won 23 of a possible 32 events against MSU.

The Bearcats saw six Keating Aquatic Center records fall on the night, including a pair of 28-year-old records in the men’s 500 freestyle and the men’s 400 freestyle relay. Freshman Din Selmanovic (Mississauga, Ontario/Cawthra) led the way in his first collegiate meet, earning a first-place finish in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:29.43, breaking John Matson’s record of 4:29.56 that was set on Jan. 15, 1988. Selmanovic also anchored the 400 free relay that won in a time of 3:03.36 to break the previous mark of 3:04.71 that also was set on Jan. 15, 1988. That relay also featured junior Eitan Holder (Caracas, Venezuela/Aviv (Israel), senior Connor Davis (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson) and freshman John Mataxas Savannah, Georgia/H. V. Jenkins).

Selmanovic also technically broke a pool record in his first swim of the night, the 1000 freestsyle, but finished second behind official pool record holder junior Chris Bready (Missouri City, Texas/Lawrence E. Elkins). Bready’s time of 9:10.03 smashed Honza Vitazka’s previous mark of 1:14.41 which was set on Jan. 23, 1999.

Senior Ludovico Corsini (Milan, Italy, Giulio Casiraghi) broke through in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 55.69, besting the 2007 pool record of 55.89.

On the women’s side, senior Jacqueline Keire (Burlington, Ontario/Nelson) kicked off her final season with a bang, beating her own pool record in the 50 freestyle with a time of 22.96 and anchoring the 400 freestyle relay to a school record of 3:27.03. Also swimming the relay were sophomore Katherine Gob (Louisville, Ky./Ballard), freshman Michaela Wheeler (Laomi, Ill./Home School) and sophomore Caroline Sheehan (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove).

Seven freshman opened their collegiate careers with individual wins on the night.
– Isaac Karn (Piqua, Ohio/Piqua) – men’s 1M diving – 272.85 points
Rocky Laabs (Hartland, Wis./Arrowhead) – women’s 1000 freestyle – 10:03.26
Simone Palomo (Vargas, Venezuela/Los Corales) – women’s 200 butterfly – 2:02.85
George Epsly (Standford le Hope, England/Basildon & Phoenix) – men’s 200 butterfly –                   1:52.32
– Wheeler – women’s 100 freestyle – 52.09
– Selmanovic – men’s 500 freestyle – 4:29.43
– Mataxas – men’s 200 butterfly – 49.93

Alongside his record-breaking performance in the men’s 400 freestyle relay, Davis was a triple winner in his individual events, sweeping the 200 freestyle (1:39.76), 50 freestyle (20.98) and 100 freestyle (45.71).

     – Keire – women’s 200 freestyle – 1:49.79
Natalie Obando (Herndon, Va./Towson) – women’s 100 backstroke – 57.11
Kennedy Herbert (Green, Ohio/Green) – women’s 100 breaststroke – 1:04.21
– Obando – women’s 200 backstroke – 2:02.22
– Dee Spoapong (Tampa, Fla./Wharton) – women’s 200 breaststroke – 2:21.15
Tyler Roehr (Cottage Grove, Wis./Madona Grove) – men’s 200 breaststroke – 2:03.86
– Keire – women’s 500 freestyle – 4:55.62
Samantha Wheatley (Maple Glen, Pa./Upper Dublin) – women’s 200 IM – 2:07.22

The Bearcats travel to Indiana for two dual meets on Nov. 10 and 11. UC will first match up with IUPUI in Indianapolis on Thursday night before racing Indiana in Bloomington on Saturday afternoon.

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