Comerford Triples Up To Lead Louisville Women Over Indiana

Indiana vs Louisville

  • Full Results
  • January 27, 2017
  • Hosted by Indiana
  • 25 yards
  • Dual Meet Format
  • Women Score: Louisville 171, Indiana 129

The Louisville Cardinals travelled to Indiana to take on the Hoosiers on Friday, with the visiting women ultimately taking the victory by a score of 171-129. The Hoosier men defeated the Cardinals 195-105.

The women’s race was very close throughout the meet, with Louisville winning a total of nine events and Indiana seven. The star for the winning Cardinals was Mallory Comerford, who posted three individual victories and a relay win to provide the team with some crucial points.

Comerford first came away with the win in the 200 freestyle, the event she finished 5th in during the recent Short Course World Championships, touching in a time of 1:47.78. She later won the 100 freestyle in 49.27 and the 100 fly in 53.53. The final event of the women’s meet saw Comerford combine with teammates Lainey VisscherNastja Govejsek and Casey Fanz to win the 400 free relay in 3:22.04. Comerfords’ 49.30 was the fastest split in the field.

The other multi-individual event winner for Louisville was Abbie Houck, who won both the 200 fly (1:58.18) and 500 free (4:49.69). Also winning individually was Rachael Bradford-Feldman in the 400 IM, as well as Fanz adding the 50 free to her wins in the 400 free relay and the 200 medley.

Double Olympic gold medallist Lilly King was the lone double individual winner for Indiana in the pool, claiming the 100 and 200 breaststroke events in times of 1:00.39 and 2:12.09. In both events she beat out Louisville’s Andee Cottrell by narrow margins, emerging by 0.19 in the 100 and just 0.05 in the 200.

Kennedy Goss also swam well for Indiana, winning the 200 back in 1:57.71 along with a pair of runner-up finishes in the 200 and 500 free events. Other wins for Indiana came from Stephanie Marchuk in the 1000 free (10:02.50) and Ali Rockett in the 100 back (54.71).

Diver Michal Bower claimed both the diving events for Indiana as well.

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana University men’s and women’s swimming teams finished the dual meet season on Friday afternoon at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington, Ind., earning a split in a top-25 matchup on Senior Day.

The No. 4-ranked Indiana men finished the dual-meet season 11-0 with a 195-105 victory over No. 7 Louisville. The undefeated year for the Hoosiers is the first for the men’s squad since 1981. The No. 14 Hoosier women finished the dual-meet season with a 7-4 mark, falling to No. 10 Louisville, 171-129.

The IU men’s team got off to a fast start with a victory in the men’s 200 medley relay. The team of Bob Glover, Ian Finnerty, Vini Lanza and Ali Khalafalla won with IU’s second-fastest time this season – 1:26.98.

On the women’s side, the team of Kennedy Goss, Lilly King, Gia Dalesandro, and Ali Rockett just got out-touched at the wall by .06 seconds, earning a runner-up finish with a mark of 1:39.76 – also the second-fastest time by the IU women this year.

Marwan Elkamash was terrific in the men’s 1000 freestyle, winning with a season-best time of 9:01.98 that ranks as the sixth-fastest time in Indiana history. The time also puts Elkamash as the third-fastest performer in the event at IU. Also for the IU men, Jackson Miller took third place with a time of 9:14.15, while Adam Destrampe was fourth with a mark of 9:16.77

In the women’s 1000 freestyle, the Hoosiers finished 1-2, with Stephanie Marchuk taking the win with a time of 10:02.50. Freshman Cassie Jernberg was right behind her in second, touching the wall in 10:07.54.

The Hoosier men had another great showing in the 200 freestyle, with Pieroni taking the win with a NCAA B cut time of 1:35.28. Mohamed Samy continued to impress, posting a career-best and NCAA B cut time of 1:36.43 to place second. Samy’s mark ranks him as the 13th-best performer in the event at Indiana. Anze Tavcar was fifth for IU in 1:38.67 For the IU women, Goss led the way in second place with a time of 1:49.68, while Delaney Barnard was sixth in 1:52.06.

Ali Rockett took home first place in the women’s 100 backstroke, touching the wall with a NCAA B cut time of 54.71, while Dalesandro was right behind her in second with a NCAA B cut mark of her own – 54.90. Rachel Matsumura placed fourth with a time of 55.51.

On the men’s side, Glover took second place in the 100 back with a NCAA B cut mark of 47.75, while Wes Duke placed fourth with a time of 50.32. Wilson Beckman was fifth with a mark of 50.49.

King continued her domination in the women’s 100 breaststroke, as the reigning NCAA and Olympic champion in the event won with a NCAA B cut time of 1:00.39. Laura Morley was fifth in 1:04.08. For the Hoosier men, Finnerty also placed first in the 100 breast, touching the wall with a NCAA B cut time of 54.47. Levi Brock placed fifth with a mark of 56.82.

Lanza had a great showing in the men’s 200 butterfly for Indiana, winning the event by over two seconds with a NCAA B cut time of 1:45.51. Brian Valedon was fourth with a mark of 1:51.14.

In the women’s 200 butterfly, Reagan Cook led a trio of IU women who scored, placing third with a time of 2:00.58. Dalesandro took fourth in 2:01.21, while Oliva Barker touched fifth in 2:02.92.

IU took the top-three spots in the 50 freestyle, with Khalafalla winning with a NCAA B cut time of 19.68. Pieroni was second with a personal best and NCAA B cut mark of 19.76, ranking him tied for eighth on IU’s all-time performer list in the event. Tavcar placed third with a time of 20.23. For the Hoosier women, Rockett placed fourth in 23.55, while Shelby Koontz took fifth place with a mark of 24.16.

Michal Bower earned the victory in the women’s 3-meter dive, placing first with a NCAA qualifying and personal-best score of 342.83. Bower now ranks as the 11th-best diver in the event in IU history. Jessica Parratto finished right behind her teammate in second with a NCAA qualifying mark of 326.85.

The Hoosier men flexed their muscle in the 1-meter dive, taking the top-four spots all with NCAA qualifying scores. Michael Hixon won with a total of 447.98, while James Connor was second with 411.98. Cody Coldren was third with a score of 324.68, while Joshua Arndt was fourth with a total of 313.65.

The Indiana men’s sprinters showed out in the 100 freestyle, taking the top four spots. Pieroni won his second individual event of the day, touching first with a NCAA B cut time of 43.18, while Tavcar took second with a NCAA B cut mark of 44.08. Samy was third with a personal-best and NCAA B cut of 44.11, while Khalafalla was fourth in 44.52. For the IU women in the event, Koontz placed fifth in 51.76, while Barnard was sixth in 52.07.

Goss earned the victory for IU in the women’s 200 backstroke, winning with a NCAA B cut time of 1:57.71. Matsumura was fourth in 1:59.83, while Drozda was fifth with a mark of 2:02.20. On the men’s side, Glover placed third to lead the Hoosiers with a time of 1:49.71, while Wyeth Brock was fourth in 1:50.84. Beckman finished fifth in 1:50.95.

In the women’s 200 breaststroke, King earned the victory, touching the wall with a NCAA B cut time of 2:12.09. Morley was fifth for IU with a time of 2:18.73 On the men’s side, Finnerty took second with a mark of 2:01.05, while Jack Kucharczyk was fifth with a time of 2:05.95.

Elkamash continued his impressive day, winning the men’s 500 freestyle with a time of 4:25.04, while Miller came in third with a mark of 4:29.35. Matthew Anderson took fifth with a time of 4:32.63. For the IU women, Goss led the charge, placing second with a time of 4:55.08, while Jernberg was third with a mark of 4:56.60. Marchuk took fifth with a time of 4:59.03.

Lanza completed his sweep of the butterfly events, winning the 100 fly with a NCAA B cut time of 47.30. Oliver Patrouch was fourth with a mark of 49.48. For the IU women, Dalesandro took second with a NCAA B cut time of 54.06, while Christine Jensen was fourth with a mark of 54.81.

The diving dominance continued for Indiana, as Hixon and Bower both completed their sweeps. For the IU men, Hixon won with a season-best score of 464.56, while Connor took second with a total of 425.85. Arndt placed third with a score of 384.91, while Coldren was fourth with a total of 354.83. All four scores were NCAA qualifying marks.

For the women, Bower beat out her teammate Parratto by just 1.15 points, winning with a NCAA qualifying score of 298.51. Parratto was second with a NCAA mark of 297.36.

In the women’s 400 IM, Sam Lisy led the way for the Hoosiers, placing second with a time of 4:21.34, while Matsumura was fourth with a mark of 4:25.70.

Finnerty capped his great day with a victory in the men’s 200 IM, touching first with a NCAA B cut time of 1:48.40. Lanza was third with a mark of 1:49.75, while Samy took fourth in 1:49.93.

The Hoosier men ended the meet in style, winning the 400 freestyle relay. The team of Tavcar, Khalafalla, Patrouch and Pieroni touched the wall with a time of 2:56.11. On the women’s side, the team of Koontz, Rockett, Maria Paula Heitmann and King took third with a time of 3:24.77.

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The University of Louisville men’s swimming and diving teams wrapped up the regular season with a split versus rival Indiana on Friday afternoon at Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center.

The No. 10 Cardinal women captured nine wins to defeat the No. 14 Hoosier women 171-129 for the Cardinals’ first-ever win over IU. The No. 7 Cardinal men captured three wins, but fell to the No. 4 Hoosier men.

“Always tough to go on the road at this time of the season,” UofL head coach Arthur Albiero said after the meet. “Every program has their own timeline in regards to rest and championship preparation. More importantly, we are always looking for progression at every dual meet, and we saw many performances that show we are on the right track for ACC’s and NCAA’s. Our women did a great job of focusing on our race plans and strategy, and they were able to pull off a great team win on the road. I am proud of this group of women and how they have grown together. They are doing a great job of supporting one another, and that is showing in our performances. Our seniors continue to set the tone for the group. Credit to the opponent today.  The guys battled hard, but it seemed every close race did not go in our favor. Again, we always compete to win, but today we fell short. I am proud of our seniors and the way they continue to lead this group. We are excited to shift our focus now into preparation for ACCs and NCAAs”

In the first event of the meet, the 200 medley relay, the women’s ‘A’ team of Alina Kendzior (26.02), Andrea Cottrell (27.48), Nastja Govejsek (23.97), and Casey Fanz (22.23) touched first at 1:39.70, while the ‘B’ team of Hannah Magnuson (26.54), Avery Braunecker (28.85), Grace Oglesby (24.50), and Lainey Visscher (23.29) posted a time of 1:43.18 to take third. The men’s ‘B’ team of Ryan Massey (23.08), Brennen Berger (25.32), David Boland (21.41), and Mark Chernov (20.19) touched second at 1:30.00.

In the women’s 1,000 free, Marah Pugh (10:15.51), Emily Moser (10:16.07), and Maggie Jahns (10:20.90) took third, fourth, and fifth, respectively. Marcelo Acosta touched second at 9:01.98 in the men’s 1,000 free, while Jarrett Jones touched in fifth at 9:22.02.

Mallory Comerford captured first in the women’s 200 free with a time of 1:47.78, while Nastja Govejsek (1:50.91) took third and Alex Sellers (1:51.63) took fourth. In the men’s 200 free, Trevor Carroll took third at 1:37.25 and Matthias Lindenbauer was fourth at 1:38.41.

Alina Kendzior took third in the women’s 100 back at 55.22 and Sofie Underdahl took fifth at 56.26 in the women’s 100 back. Grigory Tarasevich captured first in the men’s 100 back at 47.63, while Aaron Greene took third at 49.70.

In the women’s 100 breast, Andrea Cottrell (1:00.58), Silvia Guerra (1:02.50), and Rachael Bradford-Feldman (1:03.09) took second, third, and fourth, respectively. Carlos Claverie took second in the men’s 100 breast, while Brennen Berger (56.68) and Todd Owen (56.78) followed in third and fourth.

Abbie Houck (1:58.18) and Grace Oglesby (1:59.82) finished first and second in the women’s 200 fly. Josh Quallen (1:47.72) and Jarrett Jones (1:49.44) touched second and third in the men’s 200 fly.

Casey Fanz (23.02), Lainey Visscher (23.21), and Avery Braunecker (23.46) swept the top three spots in the women’s 50 free. Andrej Barna (20.42) and Mark Chernov (20.57) took fourth and fifth in the men’s 50 free.

Mallory Comerford (49.27), Casey Fanz (50.86), and Nastja Govejsek (51.01) touched in first, second, and third in the women’s 100 free. Trevor Carroll (44.82) and Andrej Barna (44.86) touched fourth and fifth in the men’s 100 free.

In the women’s 200 back, Alina Kendzior (1:59.02) and Sofie Underdahl (1:59.66) finished in second and third.
Grigory Tarasevich (1:45.20) and Aaaron Greene (1:46.76) took the top two spots in the men’s 200 back.

Andrea Cottrell touched second in the women’s 200 back at 2:12.14, while Rachael Bradford-Feldman touched third at 2:14.65 and Silvia Guerra came in fourth at 2:15.25 for the Cardinals. Carlos Claverie captured first in the men’s 200 breast at 1:58.40, with Todd Owen (2:03.08) and Brennen Berger (2:04.86) took third and fourth.

Abigail Houck posted a time of 4:49.69 to take first in the women’s 500 free, while Marah Pugh came in fourth in 4:56.65. Marcelo Acosta took second in the men’s 500 free with a time of 4:26.69, while Jarrett Jones was fourth at 4:30.82.

In the women’s 100 fly, Mallory Comerford touched at 53.53 to take first, with Grace Oglesby touching at 54.42 to take third. For the Cardinal men, Josh Quallen touched second in the 100 fly at 47.93, with David Boland in third at 47.97.

In the women’s 400 IM, Rachael Bradford-Feldman touched first at 4:17.18, with Sofie Underdahl in third at 4:24.53. Carlos Claverie posted a time of 1:48.88 to take second in the men’s 200 IM.

In the women’s 400 free relay, the women’s ‘A’ team of Lainey Visscher (52.03), Mallory Comerford (49.30), Nastja Govejsek (50.99), and Casey Fanz (49.72) took first with a time of 3:22.04, while the ‘B’ team of Alex Sellers (52.10), Abigail Houck (50.31), Rachel Grooms (50.60), and Avery Braunecker (51.48) came in second at 3:24.49. The men’s ‘A’ team of Matthias Lindenbauer (44.96), Trevor Carroll (43.97), Grigory Tarasevich (44.23), and Andrej Barna (44.11) took second with a time of 2:57.27.

Andrea Acquista finished third in both the 1 meter (251.18) and 3 meter (308.78) diving events, and Molly Fears finished fourth in both the 1 meter (250.21) and 3 meter (277.06) springboard. In the men’s 1 meter diving event, Daniel Fecteau (301.13) finished fourth, and in the 3 meter diving event, Daniel Fecteau also finished fourth with a score of 278.63.

The Cards will be idle as they prepare for the ACC’s starting with the women on Feb. 13, 2017 in Atlanta, Ga.


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Going to be a great ACC battle with WOMEN NC State, UVA and Louisville. NC State women beat UVA women in their dual and DESTROYED UNC women. Wolfpack men will dominate.

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James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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