Incarnate Word Picks Up Home Sweep of Southwestern

Incarnate Word vs. Southwestern

  • Nov. 1, 2019
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Men: Incarnate Word 169-80
  • Women: Incarnate Word 175-77
  • Results

Courtesy: Incarnate Word Athletics

SAN ANTONIO — The University of the Incarnate Word men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams topped the Southwestern University Pirates, 169-80 and 175-77 respectively, after Friday’s home meet.

The meet began with the 200 medley relay, which saw UIW go 1st and 2nd on the men’s and women’s side. Kristen Straszacker, Mariana Ruvalcaba Cruz, Sophie Taylor and Magda Vega took first for the women with a finals time of 1:46.81, while the men’s squad of Fernando Ruvalcaba Cruz, Oleksandr Karpenko, Bryce Kuchan and Robert Anaya topped the heat in a time of 1:34.19.

Karpenko’s performance in the men’s 100 breaststroke highlighted a better time than the last time out, dropping time to finish in 57.12. Teammate Jon Taylor came in right after with a time of 57.78.

Hector Ruvalcaba Cruz soared in the men’s 400 IM to finish first with a finals time of 3:59.97, while Brenda Diaz claimed first for the women as she used Ximena Conde to keep pace to lead her into a 4:26.18 finishing time.

Dawson Martinez topped the men’s 1M and 3M diving ranks, accumulating 308.00 and 325.55 respective points, while Ana Lucia Garza placed first with scores of 263.20 (1M) and 299.15 (3M).

Straszacker continued excellence in the 50 backstroke to touch in a quick 26.89, while Leonardo Sanchez earned gold on the men’s side with a finals time of 24.54. Sanchez’s 50 and 100 free times earned top ranks as he went 21.95 and 47.72.

Mariana Ruvalcaba Cruz tallied more wins as she finished first in the 50 breaststroke (30.16) and 50 free (24.61)

UIW scored solid points in the night’s wins in the 1000 freestyle for the men and women, as Sergio Duran and Maya Knutson showed out for first each with respective times of 10:03.20 and 10:42.83. Duran soon after still had enough gas to bust out a 1:43.45 in the men’s 200 free, while Brenda Diaz notched first for the women’s 200 freestyle going 1:54.94.

Cardinal men swept all but two slots in the ranks for the 100 butterfly, with senior hector Ruvalcaba Cruz touching first with a time of 50.05. Freshman Annie Kramer got the taste of gold as well on the women’s side in the 100 and 50, earning first with times of 58.50 and 26.25.

F. Ruvalcaba Cruz and Straszacker placed first in the men’s and women’s backstroke after the competition day was in full swing, pushing through to finish in 50.82 and 58.14.

The men’s 500 freestyle saw distance swimmer Sergio Duran come back into the meet day to bust out an impressive 4:39.02. Hannah Rowley for the women’s 500 finished over seven seconds faster than the second place slot to finish in 5:11.08.

200 freestyle relays concluded the meet day, with UIW adding 22 more total points on the day with first-place finishes from the women and men. The women’s relay of Sophie Taylor, M. Ruvalcaba Cruz, Magda Vega and Ximena Conde touched in 1:38.63, while the men’s cadre of Leonardo Sanchez, Garrett Hollcroft, Robert Anaya and Xavier Navarro slated a winning time of 1:26.96.

The Cardinals men and women travel next for a Nov. 8 faceoff with Texas Christian University. The meet’s start time has yet to be released.

Courtesy: Southwestern Athletics

SAN ANTONIO — The Southwestern University Pirates men’s swimming and diving team lost 175-77 in its head-to-head meet with the University of the Incarnate Word.

Matt Oevermann was the first Pirate to crack the top three, placing second in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:28.03 to Incarnate Word’s Oscar Cardenas Reyes‘ 10:03.20.

Sam Anderson earned another Pirates second-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle, scoring a time of 48.30. Keith Gill finished third in the event (49.58).

Carter Duncan followed with a second-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke (57.45). Alek Argueta placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke (59.98) and Sal Contreras was second in the 500-yard freestyle (5:15.37).

Matt Oevermann took another second-place finish for the Pirates, scoring a 4:25.88 in the 400-yard individual medley and the Pirates quartet of Duncan, Contreras, Ethan Knight, and Jack Hansen closed the day with another second-place finish, this time in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:31.98).

The Southwestern University Pirates women’s swimming and diving team lost 169-80 in its head-to-head meet with the University of Incarnate Word.

Rehgan Hartsell was the first Pirate to break into the top three with a second-place finish in the 50-yard breaststroke, finishing with a time of 31.40. Jesse Stovall had a third-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (25.24).

Natalie Hicks (58.68) and Riley Barlage (58.92) placed second and third in the 100-yard freestyle while Megan Mick swam a 1:04.26 to finish second in the 100-yard backstroke.

Hartsell broke through for the Pirates in the 100-yard backstroke, swimming a time of 1:08.99 to win the event.

Alexys Matcuk finished second in the 500-yard freestyle (5:52.92) and Stovall did the same in the 50-yard butterfly (26.78) while Brielle Adolph finished second in the 400-yard individual medley (5:09.26).

The quartet of Emma Frey, Stovall, Catherine Hiebel, and Hartsell placed second in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:42.78).

The Pirates will return to action at the Trinity University Tiger Invitational from Thursday, Nov. 21 through Saturday, Nov. 23.

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