- October 20, 2017
- Meet Results
- Cincinnati 189, Cleveland State 96
- Cincinnati 201, Cleveland State 91
Courtesy of Cincinnati Athletics
University of Cincinnati swimming and diving put on a dominating performance in its home opener Friday night, sweeping Cleveland State. The women won by a score of 201-91 while the men won 189-96.
// EVENT SWEEPS
• The Bearcats swept 13 events on the night, starting with taking the top three spots in women’s 3-meter diving
• Tricia Roscoe took first with a score of 224.00. Kaley Pookcame in second and Ellen Posch in third
• The men swept the 1-meter competition. Mitch Godar won with a score of 266.90. Louis Hunt came in second and Ike Karn posted a third place finish
• In the pool, Rocky Laabs finished first in the 1,000 yard freestyle, coming in with a time of 10:18:81. Caroline Sheehanwas next and Laura Johnston after them
• The UC men also swept the 1,000 yard freestyle. Freshman Toby Van Dyke got to the wall first in 9:24:94. Ryan DePietrocame in second. Justin Crew finished third
• The men put together another sweep in their next event, the 200 yard freestyle. Din Selmanovic won the race with a time of 1:41:62. Teammate Chris Bready was second and Jon Satrewas third
• A few events later, the Bearcats took the top three finishes in the women’s 100 yard breaststroke. Kennedy Herbert beat Bearcats Victoria Hunt and Carlie Perretta to the wall
• The men followed suit, as Zach Hostoffer, Macon Graves and Zach Baecker finished first, second and third respectively
• The event sweeps continued as Katie Qualls won the 200 yard butterfly, posting a time of 2:05:96, beating teammates Samantha Wheatley and Dee Sopapong
• Van Dyke won again in the 200 yard butterfly. He beat out Bready and Tyler Jones with a finish of 1:54:51
• In the 50 freestyle, a finish of 23:88 brought Maddie Exton to the wall first, followed by Bearcats Lindsey Niehaus and Michaela Wheeler
• The women swept their next event. Katherine Gob posted a time of 51:34 in the 100 yard freestyle. Niehaus finished second and Bailey Klafehn came in third
• Kennedy, Hunt and Grace Seibert went one-two-three in the 200 yard breaststroke
• The men’s trio of Baecker, Graves and Nate Jonas also swept the 200 yard breaststroke
// OTHER WINNERS
• Roscoe also won the 1-meter diving competition with a score of 219.65
• Hunt won the 3-meter diving event
• Sara Wanasek came in first in the 200 yard freestyle
• Gob was first to the wall in the 100 yard backstroke
• Ryan Hammond took first in the 50 yard freestyle
• Tal Kidron had the top time in the 200 yard backstroke
• George Epsly won the 100 yard butterfly
• Wheatley took first in the 400 yard IM
• Ryan DiPietro also won the 400 yard IM
// UP NEXT
• The Bearcats are back in action at the Keating Aquatic Center on Saturday, October 21. Diving begins at 10 a.m. and swimming will start at noon.
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Courtesy of Cleveland State Athletics
The Cleveland State University men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams closed their season-opening road swing by falling to Cincinnati at the Keating Aquatic Center Friday afternoon.
The CSU men fell, 189-96, while the women came up short, 201-91.
Sophomore DJ Arslanian and junior Jason van der Touw both won an individual event and swam on a winning relay for the Vikings.
Arslanian won the 100 freestyle in 46.50 seconds while van der Touw claimed the 100 backstroke in 50.84 seconds in his first time swimming the event as a Viking. Van der Touw was also CSU’s top finisher in the 500 freestyle, placing fourth in 4:39.74.
Sophomore Jack MacDonald led off the winning 200 free relay for CSU and was followed by Arslanian, sophomore Tyler Stevenson and van der Touw. The quartet stopped the clock in 1:24.84.
Freshman Dominik Niedzialek also won an individual event, topping the field in the 200 backstroke in 1:53.61. Freshman Timothy Kubacki was third in the same event (1:57.34).
Senior Grant Wethington posted a runner-up finish in the 100 butterfly (52.00) while sophomore Sam Sawyer was fourth (53.00).
Senior Patrick Tippen and MacDonald went 3-4 in the 50 freestyle in 21.63 and 21.84 seconds, respectively.
Freshman Lee Moffett and Stevenson posted solid swims and were the top CSU finisher in the 1000 freestyle (9:58.73) and the 200 freestyle (1:45.14), respectively.
On the women’s side, junior Molly McNamara led the way by winning the 100 butterfly in 56.49 seconds. She also swam the third leg on both of CSU’s second-place relay squads.
In the 200 medley relay, junior Cassandra Oltman led off and was followed by senior Tobie Zeller before senior Jamie VanDewerker anchored the quartet. The group finished in 1:47.79.
In the 200 freestyle relay, sophomore Gabriella Marinelli started the relay and was followed by classmate Meghan Bobick with VanDewerker again anchoring the squad. That quartet combined to touch the wall in 1:39.02.
Marinelli added a third-place finish in the 200 freestyle (1:55.81) and a fourth-place effort in the 500 freestyle (5:15.09). Freshman Irena Weclawiak took fifth in the 200 free behind Marinelli in 1:56.74.
VanDewerker took third in the 100 backstroke in 59.93 seconds while sophomore Chuchu Yang was third in the 200 backstroke in 2:11.41.
Freshman Alana Cartwright took third behind McNamara in the 100 fly (59.14) and was CSU’s top finisher in the 100 breaststroke, taking fourth in 1:07.35.
Freshman Lexie Kostelnik was CSU’s top finisher in the 1000 freestyle, taking fourth in 10:36.31. Bobick was CSU’s highest performer in both the 50 freestyle (25.06) and 100 freestyle (53.79), taking fifth in both events.
Junior Curtis Roden took second in 3-meter diving (262.45) while freshman Erica Henrichsen was the runner-up in the 1-meter event (204.55).
After three meets away from home to begin the season, Cleveland State will open its home slate in two weeks when it welcomes Green Bay and Marshall to Busbey Natatorium for two days of competition.