Kuwata, Kasemets Highlight Louisville First Chance Meet

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February 20th, 2024 ACC, College, News, Previews & Recaps

2024 Louisville First Chance Meet

Courtesy: Louisville Athletics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville men’s and women’s swimming and diving team completed the finals on Day 1 of the Louisville First Chance Meet Thursday evening at the Ralph Wright Natatorium.

The meet is designed to help swimmers improve their times or qualify for postseason. Louisville and Kentucky had swimmers in the water today. On Friday, Illinois women and Cincinnati will join the meet.

In the 200 IM Final, Zoe Vogelmann went 2:03.61 to edge UK’s Paige Housman for the win.

In the 500 free, Paige Kuwata cut almost two seconds from her prelim time to post a 4:49.13.  On the men’s side, Kayden Lancaster won with a time of 4:25.90 just ahead of John Bossler’s 4:30.75.

Adry Kasemets boarded a 1:03.02 in the 100 breaststroke for the Louisville women. Robert Ehrenborg put up the fastest time in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 56.18.

Krista Wheeler won the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:32.78, edging teammate Abby Karl’s 2:33.07.

Drew Collins won the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:45.14 and fellow Cardinal Ryan Hogan went 1:49.01 for second place.

Bianca Costea won the 100 freestyle with a time of 48.96 to beat UK’s Lily DeLong’s 51.65.  Caleb Duncan won the men’s 100 free with a time of 44.05 with Owen Taylor touching second in 44.10 and UK’s Brady McInerney into the wall third at the 45.52 mark.

In the 200 freestyle relay time trial, Dalton Lowe (19.65), Charlie Crush (19.17), Guy Brooks (19.09) and Matias Santiso (19.20) put up a pool record time of 1:17.11 and an A-cut.

In a 100 butterfly time trial, Karoline Barrett put up a 51.83 which was an NCAA B-cut, just shy of the A-cut time of 50.69.

Jackson Millard went 46.50 in the 100 backstroke in a time trial and set a meet record and got an NCAA B-cut.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville swimming and diving team completed the final day of competition at the Louisville First Chance Meet Friday evening at the Ralph Wright Natatorium.

In the 400 IM, Paige Kuwata turned in a time of 4:15.64. On the men’s side, Ryan Hogan touched first with a time of 4:01.35.

In the 200 freestyle, Zoe Voglemann of Louisville posted the fastest time in the event with a 1:50.51.  In the men’s event, Kayden Lancaster put up the winning time of 1:36.45 with John Bossler touching second in 1:39.87.

UK’s Lily DeLong won the women’s 100 butterfly with a time of 57.20. Louisville’s Owen Tayler had the win on the men’s side with a time of 47.50 just ahead of Brady McInerney’s time of 50.25 for UK.

In the 200 breaststroke, Adry Kasemets won with a 2:18.56. For the men’s event, Jordan Kelly won with the time of 1:59.38.

In the 100 backstroke, Ryan Hogan dropped 1.33 from his prelim time to go 49.53.

In the 50 free, Bianca Costea boarded a time of 22.75, just ahead of Abby Karl’s 23.68, and Krista Wheeler’s 24.08. Paige Housman of UK was fourth just edging fellow Wildcat Lily DeLong’s 24.96. On the men’s side, Caleb Duncan won the 50 freestyle with a time of 19:63. Owen Taylor was second in 20.42 to beat out Rob Ehrenborg (20.79) and UK’s Brady McInerney (21.50).

In 1M diving, Bowling Green’s Grace Ellis won with a mark of 236.05 and Victoria’s Miller was second for BGSU’s 199.15.

In 3M diving Che Stephens won with a score of 371.35 to take the men’s event. For the women, Else Praasterink won with a score of 299.90 for the Cardinals.

On platform, Cincinnati’s Langely Peterson won (230.24)  followed by UofL’s Grace Leonard (224.25) and Lindsay Gizzi (208.60). For the men, UofL’s Rayce Winn put up the highest score with a 328.85  for the win followed by teammate Adam Sneden’s 280.05. Cincinnati had four divers in the event led by Will Claus’s 276.10.

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