Cincinnati Sweeps IUPUI In Weekend Dual

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November 13th, 2016 College, NCAA Division I Mid-Major

Meet Stats

  • Complete results
  • Hosted by IUPUI
  • November 10, 2016
  • Score
    • Men: Cincinnati 158, IUPUI 142
    • Women: Cincinnati 193, IUPUI 106

Press Release

Courtesy of IUPUI Athletics

INDIANAPOLIS – Returning to the pool of competition for the first time in over two weeks, the IUPUI men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams had plenty of positive efforts in dropping their first dual-meet of the 2016-17 season to Cincinnati on Thursday (Nov. 10).  The men (3-1) came up just short in a 142-158 loss, while the women (4-1) were topped 106-193.  The loss interrupts a flawless start to the season for IUPUI, and serves as the final meet prior to the start of the House of Champions (Nov. 18-20).

As a whole, the men’s and  women’s teams combined to pick up seven events in the pool, in addition to a complete sweep of the diving competitions.

In the men’s portion of the one-meter and three-meter springboard events, Mitch Mastey and Krisztian Somhegyi put on a show, dueling each other for the top spot in both events.  In the one-meter, Mastey proved victorious, besting Somhegyi with a score of 301.35 to 295.05.  In the three-meter event, Somhegyi pieced together a convincing victory, logging a score of 357.75.  Mastey finished second with a 325.43 score.

On the women’s side, Melissa Berger swept both events, taking first place in the one-meter (268.35) and the three-meter (257.48) events.  Bailey Wills of IUPUI finished second in both events as well, going off for scores of 243.38 (one-meter) and 240.98 (three-meter).

Freshman Jackson Sandala shined for the Jags, as the Indianapolis-native picked up a victory in the 200-yard Freestyle with a finishing time of 1:41.29.  Sandala was also the third leg for the 400-yard Freestyle Relay team, as Aaron Brysch, Trenton Wolfe, and Jared Allen joined their teammate in piecing together a 3:05.01 finish to capture the event.  Allen also picked up his own individual event, winning the men’s 50 Free with a 20.94 finish in the sprint.  Other standout performances including the Jags taking the top three spots in the men’s 200 Individual Medley, with John Ragsdell finishing first with a time of 1:53.61, followed by Jon Stoller (1:54.61) and Josh Barajas (1:56.03).

The dynamic-duo of Maranda Buha and Mallory Buha combined to pick up the top-two spots in the women’s 100 Butterfly, with the elder sister Maranda finishing first (57.46).  Mallory was behind her with a 1:00.34 time.  Eline van den Bossche was victorious in the 100 Back, finishing in 58.63.  Carmen Escalante Ruiz just beat out teammate Rachel Metzger in capturing the 200 Fly, finishing in 2:09.00 time, just 0.37 seconds faster than Metzger.

The Jags will now turn their focus to the House of Champions, set to take place in the Natatorium.

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Press Release

Courtesy of Cincinnati Athletics

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The University of Cincinnati swimming and diving team traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana, on Thursday, sweeping the IUPUI teams in its second dual meet of the year. The men squeaked out a 158-142 win while the women collected a 193-106 victory.

The women’s team dominated the Jaguars, finishing with six podium sweeps of first, second and third place. They kicked off the medal sweeps in the 200 freestyle where freshman Rocky Laabs (Heartland, Wis./Aarowhead) won with a time of 1:53.20, followed by sophomore Natalie Obando in second with a time of 1:53.55 and freshman Simone Palomo (Vargas, Venezuela/Los Corales) in third with a time of 1:54.87.

In the 100 breaststroke, junior Kennedy Herbert (Green, Ohio/Green) took first (1:05.49) while sophomore Carlie Perretta (Canton, Ohio/Perry) was second (1:05.83) and junior Monika Pikhartova (Cernosice, Czech Republic/Gymnasium Jana Nerudy) was third (1:07.20).

Freshman Michaela Wheeler (Loami, Ill./Home School) won the 100 freestyle (52.93) with sophomore Amanda Deller (Fairfield, Ohio/McAuley) second (53.40) and sophomore Katherine Gob (Louisville, Ky./Ballard) third (53.82).

Perretta took the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:23.24 while senior Gege Huffner (Reunion, Island, France/Font Romeu) was second (2:24.60) and senior Andrea Bartel (Euclid, Ohio/Euclid) was third (2:26.60).

Laabs also won the 500 freestyle in 4:58.00 while junior Sydney King (Granville, Ohio/Western Kentucky) followed in second (5:03.01) and junior Sara Wanasek (Burlington, Wis./Burlington) finished third (5:06.19).

The final women’s sweep of the meet came in the 200 IM where Wheeler won in a time of 2:09.04, sophomore Dee Sopapong (Tampa, Fla./Wharton) was second in 2:10.06 and sophomore Carolina Sheehan (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove) was third in 2:10.81.

Five Bearcats were double winners on the night, including Laabs and Wheeler. Additionally, senior Jacqueline Keire (Burlington, Ontario/Nelson) won both the 1000 (10:18.06) and 50 (23.42) freestyle events, sophomore Matt McDonald (Cincinnati, Ohio/Lakota East) won the 100 (52.24) and 200 (1:51.31) backstroke and junior Chris Bready (Missouri City, Texas/Lawrence E. Elkins) won the 1000 (9:17.25) and 500 (4:28.75) freestyle.

     – Women’s 200 medley relay – Obando, Herbert, Gob, Keire – 1:46.76
– Men’s 200 medley relay – Eitan Holder (Caracas, Venezuela/Aviv (Israel), Ludovico Corsini (Milan, Italy/Giulio Casiraghi), John Mataxas (Savannah, Georgia/H. V. Jenkins), Connor Davis (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson) – 1:37.77
– Corsini – men’s 100 breaststroke – 56.26
George Epsly (Standford le Hope, England/Basildon & Phoenix – men’s 200 butterfly – 1:52.00
– Davis – men’s 100 freestyle – 45.68
– Obando – women’s 200 backstroke – 2:03.00
Tyler Roehr (Cottage Grove, Wis./Manona Grove) – men’s 200 breaststroke – 2:03.99
– Mataxas – men’s 100 butterfly – 50.05
– Women’s 400 freestyle relay – Wanasek, Deller, Polomo, Laabs) – 3:33.33

The Bearcats continue their road swing with a trip to Bloomington, Indiana, for a dual meet against the Indiana Hoosiers at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11.

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