Louisville Wins Dual Against In-State Rival Kentucky

LOUISVILLE VS. KENTUCKY

  • Results
  • Hosted by Kentucky
  • Saturday, January 21st
  • 25 yards
  • Dual meet format

FINAL TEAM SCORES:

  • WOMEN- Louisville 167, Kentucky 133
  • MEN- Louisville 176.5, Kentucky 123.5

In-state rivals Louisville and Kentucky met for a dual meet on Saturday, with the Cardinal men and women bringing home the win. Trevor Carroll threw down a winning triple for the Cardinals, starting with the 200 free, which he won in a quick 1:36.67. He then went on to sweep the sprints, clocking a 20.16 in the 50 free and a 44.34 in the 100 free.

On the women’s side, Louisville’s Abbie Houck picked up 3 individual wins. In the 200 free, she used her back half speed to touch in 1:48.19 ahead of Kentucky’s Ali Galyer (1:49.03). She used a similar strategy in the 200 fly, running down teammate Grace Oglesby on the final 50 to win in 1:59.49 to Oglesby’s 2:00.01. She completed the triple with a winning time of 4:51.07 in the 500 free, holding off Kentucky’s Geena Freriks (4:51.98).

Kentucky seniors Danielle Galyer and Kyle Higgins each picked up an individual event as they competed at home for their senior day meet. Galyer, the reigning NCAA 200 back champ, won her signature event. She charged to the wall in 1:56.72 to lead a 1-2 finish with teammate Bridgette Alexander (1:58.21). Higgins, on the other hand, took on the 200 fly. His 1:45.79 in that race was good for a 1st place finish ahead of teammates Matthew Beach (1:47.18) and Jacob Smith (1:49.91).

Freshman Asia Seidt was another top performer for the Wildcats, winning 3 individual races. In the 100 back, she raced to the wall in 53.79 to finish just ahead of Galyer (54.09). She then collected 1st place finished in the 100 fly (54.49) and 200 IM (2:00.26).

PRESS RELEASE – LOUISVILLE

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Louisville No. 7/10 swimming and diving teams won 22 races en route to their ninth consecutive victory over the University of Kentucky Saturday at the Lancaster Aquatic Center.

The Cardinal men defeated the Wildcat men 176.5 to 123.5 and the Cardinal women defeated the Wildcat women 167 to 133.

“Always exciting to go on the road and get a good team win,” UofL head coach Arthur Albiero said after the win. “We have great respect for our opponents here. Very proud of our team – the way they battled. We had a tough dual-meet last night against a good conference opponent in Notre Dame, and then to come back-to-back like this and get on the road, it’s a good challenge. It’s a good way for us to learn and really take some of the new things and be able to learn from it, and I think this is going to help us going forward to championship competition. This is a team win all the way. It took everybody’s effort. Unfortunately, we have a few kids under the weather and everybody had to step up. We’ll walk away from here with our heads up and I’m very proud of the way we performed and the way we battled.”

In the first event of the meet, the 200 medley relay, the women’s ‘A’ team of Alina Kendzior, Andrea Cottrell, Nastja Govejsek, and Casey Fanz posted a winning time of 1:39.78, as the ‘B’ team of Hannah Magnuson, Avery Braunecker, Grace Oglesby, and Rachel Grooms touched in third with a time of 1:43.14. The men followed with the ‘A’ team of Grigory Tarasevich, Carlos Claverie, Josh Quallen, and Andrej Barna touched first with a time of 1:27.09 and the ‘B’ team of Ryan Massey, Brennen Berger, David Boland, and Mark Chernov took third at 1:29.67.

Marah Pugh took second in the women’s 1,000 free with a time of 10:10.22 and Maggie Jahns took fourth with a time of 10:11.74. Marcelo Acosta touched at 9:05.90 to take first in the men’s 1,000, almost eight seconds ahead of the field. .

Abigail Houck finished first in the women’s 200 free with a time of 1:48.19 as Mallory Comerford (1:49.61) and Alex Sellers (1:52.25) finished in fourth and fifth, respectively. Trevor Carroll posted a 1:36.67 time to win the men’s 200 free, while Matthias Lindenbauer went 1:38.45 to take fifth.

Kendzior went 55.53 and Sofie Underdahl went 56.26 to take fourth and fifth in the women’s 100 back.  GrigoryTarasevich posted a 47.80 in the men’s 100 back to take first as Aaron Greene touched at 49.26 to take third.

The Cardinals went one, two, and four in the women’s 100 breast with Adnrea Cottrell (1:01.43) taking first, Silvia Guerra (1:02.58) taking second, and Rachael Bradford-Feldman (1:03.50) taking fourth. Carlos Claverie took first in the men’s 100 breast with a time of 54.63, while Berger was third at 56.43, and Todd Owen was fourth at 57.19.

In the women’s 200 fly, Abigail Houck touched at 1:59.49 to capture the win, while Grace Oglesby went 2:00.01 to take second, and Sophie Cattermole went 2:04.9 to take fifth. Zach Harting took fourth in the men’s 200 fly with a time of 1:50.08 and Jarrett Jones touched at 1:50.51 to take fifth.

Louisville swept the top three spots  in the women’s 50 free with Casey Fanz (23.01) taking first, Lainey Visscher (23.02) taking second, and Avery Braunecker (23.41) taking third. Trevor Carroll took first in the men’s 50 free with a time of 20.16, while Andrej Barna (20.30) took second, and Mark Chernov (20.50) took fourth.

Mallory Comerford took the women’s 100 free with a time of 50.10, while Casey Fanz took second at 50.72, and Rachel Grooms took fourth at 51.42. Trevor Carroll took first in the men’s 100 free at 44.34, while Matthias Lindenbauer took second at 44.92, and Andrej Barna took third at 44.97.

Sofie Underdahl (2:00.68) and Alina Kendzior (2:02.68) took third and fourth, respectively, in the women’s 200 back. Grigory Tarasevich won the men’s 200 back with a time of 1:43.84 as Aaron Greene took third at 1:47.32.

In the women’s 200 back, Andrea Cottrell posted a time of 2:13.20 to take first, while Silvia Guerra touched in second with a time of 2:15.12 and Rachael Bradford-Feldman was fourth at 2:15.70. The men went one, two, and three in the 200 back with Carlos Claverie (1:58.54) taking first, Todd Owen (2:02.79) was second, and Brennen Berger (2:03.51) was third.

Abigail Houck took first in the women’s 500 free touching with a time of 4:51.07, while Jahns took fifth with a time of 5:01.92. Marcelo Acosta touched first with a time of 4:24.75, and Sam Steele at 4:32.63 was fifth.

In the women’s 100 fly, Grace Oglesby touched second with a time of 54.92, while Lainey Visscher was fourth with a time of 55.72. Josh Quallen touched with a time of 48.05 to take first in the men’s 100 fly, as David Boland went 48.63 for third place.

Andrea Cottrell posted a 2:02.96 to take second in the women’s 200 IM, while Rachael Breadford-Feldman touched third at 2:03.72. In the men’s 2200 IM, Carlos Claverie touched in first with a time of 1:48.74, while Josh Quallen went 1:50.62 to take third place.

In the final event of the night, the 400 free relay, the women’s ‘A’ relay team of Mallory Comerford, Rachel Grooms, Abigail Houck, and Casey Fanz took first with a time of 3:22.94 and the ‘B’ team of Nastja Govejsek, Avery Braunecker, Alex Sellers, and Lainey Visscher took second with a time of 3:24.25. The men followed that up with the ‘A’ team of  Trevor Carroll, Matthias Lindenbauer, Andrej Barna, and Grigory Tarasevich taking first with a time of 2:57.88, while the ‘B’ team of  David Boland, Christian Garkani, Aaron Greene, and Mark Chernov went 3:01.70 to take third.

In the women’s 1-meter diving event, Andrea Acquista took second with a score of 278.40. Molly Fears scored 312.53 in the 3 meter diving event to take second, while Acquista scored 312.45 to take third. Daniel Fecteau was third in the men’s 1 meter diving event with a score of 333.00, and Evan Cooper was fourth at 305.10. Fecteau was third in the 3-meter diving event, scoring 295.88.

The Cardinals return to action on Jan. 27 when they travel north to Bloomington to face rival Indiana.

PRESS RELEASE – KENTUCKY

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky swimming and diving team wrapped up its home slate on Sunday against in-state rival Louisville, falling just short despite earning 10 first-place finishes throughout the meet. On the men’s side, UK fell 176.5-123.5 with the women dropping a 167-133 decision.

The meet also served as Kentucky’s senior day, honoring the program’s 14 senior student-athletes: Tanner Anderson, Drew Aviotti, Kelly Berger, Kendal Casey, Kendra Crew, Allyson Dupay, Brandon Flynn, Danielle Galyer, Sean Gunn, Rebecca Hamperian, Kyle Higgins, Kate Kelly, Noah Richter and James Stevenson.

“We came up a little bit short on a few things against a really good Louisville team,” said head coach Lars Jorgensen. “I thought our seniors swam well today so it was exciting. Obviously, we would like to beat Louisville. We made it a meet for a while, but they were a little bit better at the end.”

The Wildcats got off to an impressive start as senior diver Becca Hamperian earned top finishes in both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard events on her senior day. Sophomore diver Seb Masterton followed suit, sweeping the same pair of events. Freshman diver Kevin Frebel had an extremely successful meet for the Blue and White as well, posting second-place finishes on both springboard events to climb into UK’s top-10 performers in school history. Frebel’s 1-meter score of 356.55 now ranks seventh, while his 362.18 on 3-meter ranks No. 8 in school history.

Sophomore Kathryn Painter posted the first top time on the swimming side of things, touching the wall first in the 1,000-yard freestyle race with a time of 10:05.66. Fellow sophomore Meredith Whisenhunt also saw success in the race, finishing third with a time of 10:10.57.

Freshman Asia Seidt continued to dominate for the Wildcats, grabbing three top times on the day to lead the team. Naturally, she earned top finishes in the 100 back and 200 IM, two of the events the freshman ranks in the top 10 nationally in. Seidt also showed her versatility in placing first in the 100 butterfly, a race that she has not competed in much this season, with a time of 54.49.

“There was a lot of hype up to this meet and personally I’m from Louisville, so to see people I know and compete against them was really fun,” said Seidt. “It was pretty exciting coming off a first-place win in the 100 back, I posted a pretty good good time so I was happy with it. In a couple of our events we were sweeping, so the energy got me excited. Just doing it for the team, I knew I had to win.”

The defending NCAA champion in the event, it was only fitting that senior Danielle Galyer had the top time in the 200 back with a time of 1:56.72. Junior backstroker Bridgette Alexander followed close behind her, touching in 1:58.21 for a second-place time.

“It’s been a great journey,” said Galyer. “I couldn’t have asked for better teammates and coaches. There are so many people behind the scenes that help us get to where we are and I just think it’s been awesome, and I couldn’t have asked for anything better.”

Senior Kyle Higgins continued his success in the 200-yard butterfly race this season, and was the only swimmer on the men’s side to produce an individual win on the day. Higgins currently ranks No. 6 nationally in the event. Fellow Wildcats Matthew Beach and Jacob Smith finished second and third in the race, respectively to compete the sweep.

The event served as the Wildcats first full dual meet since Nov. 5, after the Virginia Tech meet was cut short due to a winter storm.

Kentucky will look to bounce back on Friday, Jan. 27 when the Wildcats head to Cincinnati for their final dual meet of the season against the Bearcats. The meet is slated for a 5 p.m. start.

For the latest on the Kentucky swimming and diving program, follow @UKSwimDive on Twitter, on Facebook at Facebook.com/UKSwimDive, and on the web at UKathletics.com. 

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