Indiana Men Stay Perfect As Hoosiers Sweep Cincinnati At Home


  • Full Results
  • Bloomington, Indiana
  • Friday, November 11th
  • 25 yards
  • Men: Indiana 195, Cincinnati 102
  • Women: Indiana 187, Cincinnati 106

The Cincinnati Bears men’s and women’s teams visited Indiana on Friday, facing off against two Hoosier teams that are off to hot starts this year. The Indiana men were on top of the first CSCAA dual meet poll at the end of October, and have gone undefeated so far this year including wins over Florida, Texas (both in their tri-meet) and Tennessee. After falling to Texas but taking out Florida in their tri-meet, the Hoosier women had rattled off three straight victories coming into this meet.

The Bears have had a good start as well, sweeping both of their match-ups against Michigan State and IUPUI so far this season.

Indiana sat many of their top swimmers, as they will represent the B1G Ten Conference at the 2016 College Challenge against the U.S. National Team this weekend.

WOMEN (187-106 Indiana)

The Indiana women were in control the whole way, taking 12 of 16 event victories to win the dual 187-106.

Stephanie Marchuk was the top performer for the Hoosiers, picking up wins in the 1000 free (10:00.14) and 500 free (4:54.51), and finishing in the runner-up spot in the 200 free.

Laura Morley also won two events sweeping the breaststrokes in 1:05.23 and 2:20.04, while Taylor Pamplin swept the two diving events.

Five other individual wins helped them to victory, with Ali Rockett (100 back), Reagan Cook (200 fly), Rachel Matsumura (200 back), Christie Jensen (100 fly) and Samantha Lisy (400 IM) all getting the job done.

For Cincinnati it was the Jackie Keire show, as she put on a clinic winning the 50 free (23.13), 100 free (50.29) and 200 free (1:49.28) as the only individual winner for the Bear women.

The two teams split the relays, with Indiana taking the 200 medley at the beginning of the meet in 1:42.56, while Cincinnati, thanks to a massive anchor from Keire, won the 400 free relay to finish off the meet in 3:28.55.

Two-time Rio Olympic gold medalist Lilly King took part in the meet, but only swam the breaststroke leg on the medley relay as she rests up for the College Challenge which runs Saturday and Sunday.

MEN (195-102 Indiana)

The Hoosier men kept their perfect record intact, cruising to a win by 93 points.

All five individual winners for Indiana won two events apiece. Marwan Elkamash won the 200 free (1:38.23) and 500 free (4:25.72), Wilson Beckman took the 100 back (50.91) and 200 back (1:52.66), Max Irwin swept the fly events in 49.87 and 1:48.65, and Sam Lorentz swept the sprint freestyles in 20.64 and 45.47. Diver James Connor also had two victories sweeping the diving events.

Cincinnati had four individual wins from four different men, with Chris Bready winning the 1000 free (9:09.17), Ludovico Corsini in the 100 breast (56.16), Tyler Roehr in the 200 breast (2:06.03), and Matt McDonald in the 400 IM (4:02.99).

Indiana managed to sweep the relays, winning the 200 medley in 1:30.89 and the 400 free in 3:03.26.

Like King, Olympic gold medalist Blake Pieroni only swam the breaststroke leg of the medley relay in order to rest up for the College Challenge. Including those two, 12 swimmers from Indiana will represent the B1G conference at the meet.



BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana Hoosiers completed their second full-team sweep of the season with men’s and women’s victories over the Cincinnati Bearcats. The No. 2 men’s team triumphed with a 195-102 win, and the No. 13 women’s team secured a 187-106 victory. Each team earned 12 event wins in the dual meet.

The men and women started the dual meet with relay wins in the 200 medley. The women’s team of Marie Chamberlain, Lilly King, Christie Jensen, and Ali Rockett won their heat with a time of 1:42.56. The men’s team, including Wilson Beckman, Blake Pieroni, Max Irwin, and Sam Lorentz, topped their heat at 1:30.89.

The women took the top two finishes in the following 1000 freestyle race, which ended with Stephanie Marchuk in first and Cassy Jernberg in second. Marchuk’s time of 10:00.14 was nearly seven seconds faster than the rest of the field.

Success continued for the women in the 100-yard backstroke, as Indiana earned four of the top five finishes in the heat. Rockett led the pack with her first of two individual wins, posting a time of 55.95 seconds. Chamberlain earned second at 56.19 seconds, followed by Rachel Matsumura in third and Katie Keller in fifth.

Marwan Elkamash paced the field in the 200-yard freestyle event with a time of 1:38.23, and Jackson Miller touched the wall just 0.21 seconds later.

Beckman topped a 1-2-3 finish for the men in the 100-yard backstroke heat, ending the contest in 50.91 seconds. Following Beckman was Wes Duke in second, and Wyeth Brock in third. Laura Morley took home a win in the women’s event, recording a 1:05.23 finish.

Reagan Cook and Olivia Barker put two seconds between themselves and the field in their 1-2 finish of the women’s 200 butterfly. Cook touched the wall first at 2:02.10, followed by Barker at 2:02.73. On the men’s side, Irwin secured his first of two individual wins, hitting a season-best at 1:48.65

Lorentz led Indiana’s top three sweep in the 50-yard freestyle race, clocking in at 20.64 seconds. Oliver Patrouch touched the wall .04 seconds after Lorentz, and Joshua Romany finished third at 20.89 seconds.

Indiana’s divers executed a decisive win on both teams. Taylor Pamplin won the one-meter competition with a final score of 299.33 before taking the three-meter event with a score of 285.15. James Connor earned first in the men’s three-meter with a score of 425.48, and claimed the one-meter victory with a 433.88 score. Joshua Arndt came in second in both competitions, posting a 303.83 score at three meters and a 408.53 score at one meter. All of the scores for Pamplin, Connor, and Arndt were above the NCAA standard marks.

Lorentz kept things rolling after the break with another individual win in the men’s 100 freestyle heat, touching the wall in 45.47 seconds. Elkamash took second with a time of 46.14 seconds, and Duke earned fourth-place after a 46.54 second race.

Matsumura secured a big win in the women’s 200-yard backstroke race, winning in 2:01.32 after a quick start. Shelly Drozdatook second with a time of 2:02.47. The men also earned a 1-2 finish in their event, as Beckman crossed at 1:52.66 followed by Brock in second.

The women earned the top two times in the 200-yard breaststroke race, led by Morley at 2:20.04 with a runner-up finish by Mackenzie Atencio at 2:21.37.

The distance swimmers retook the pool for the 500-yard freestyle races, and the women emerged with the top three places. Marchuk came back after a 1000-yard win to take the event win at 4:54.51, followed by Jernberg in second and Drozda in third. Elkamash won his 500-yard freestyle race after putting a six second gap between him and the field, touching the wall at 4:25.72.

The Hoosiers took the top two finishes in both the men’s and women’s 100-yard butterfly races. The women’s heat featured Jensen’s first-place finish in 55.26 seconds, followed by Cook in second at 56.93 seconds. Irwin won the men’s race in 49.87 seconds, and Patrouch earned second with a time of 50.19 seconds.

Indiana closed the dual with two event wins down the stretch. Samantha Lisy delivered a win in the 400-yard individual medley, posting a time of 4:21.92. The Hoosiers ended on a high note with their victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay. The team of Elkamash, Romany, Lorentz, and Patrouch touched the wall at 3:03.26.

Fans will only have to wait until tomorrow for the Hoosiers’ next action, this weekend’s USA College Challenge at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The two-day event will pit current and former Hoosiers against one another in a Big Ten vs. USA Swimming challenge.

Competing for the Big Ten will be Gia DalesandroKennedy GossLilly KingBailey Pressey, Brooklynn SnodgrassIan FinnertyBob GloverAli KhalafallaVini LanzaBlake PieroniAnze Tavcar and Cody Taylor.

Competing for USA Swimming in the short-course yards meet will be IU alum Cody Miller, as well as Indiana post-grad swimmer Zane Grothe. Indiana’s 14 participants in the event are the most of any school.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The University of Cincinnati swimming and diving team competed in its second dual meet in as many days on Friday, falling to Indiana University in Bloomington. The men lost by a score of 195-102 and the women fell 187-106. Senior Jacqueline Keire (Burlington, Ontario/Nelson) won every race she appeared in for the Bearcats, claiming three individual races to stay undefeated in solo races on the year.

Keire accounted for three of the team’s six individual victories vs. the Hoosiers, winning the 200 freestyle (1:49.28), the 50 freestyle (23.13) and the 100 freestyle (50.29) by almost four and a half combined seconds. Additionally, she anchored the women’s 400 freestyle relay team to a win with a time of 3:28.55. Joining Keire on the realy team were freshman Rocky Laabs(Heartland, Wis./Arrowhead), freshman Michaela Wheeler (Loami, Ill./Home School) and junior Sara Wanasek (Burlington, Wis./Burlington).

The men’s breaststroke events were both won by Bearcats swimmers with senior Ludovico Corsini (Milan, Italy/Giulio Casiraghi) taking the 100 in a time of 56.16 and senior Tyler Roehr (Cottage Grove, Wis./Monona Grove) winning the 200 in 2:06.03. \

     – Chrs Bready – men’s 1000 freestyle – 9:09.17
Matt McDonald – men’s 400 IM – 4:02.99


The Bearcats return to the Keating Aquatic Center to host the Bearcats Midseason Invitational Nov. 17-19 in a three-day event to close the fall portion of the schedule.





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James Sutherland

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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