Sumida Triples as Louisville Men and Women Open Season with Wins Over Xavier

Louisville v. Xavier

  • Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Ralph Wright Natatorium, Louisville, KY
  • SCY
  • Final Results
  • Scores
    • Women – Louisville 194, Xavier 62
    • Men – Louisville 177, Xavier 81

Women’s Recap

Louisville went 16-for-16 on the afternoon, sweeping every event in the Cardinals’ first dual meet of the 2019-2020 season. The Cardinals won 194 to 62 despite exhibitioning some swimmers over the final few events.

Sophomore Maria Sumida led the Cardinals with three victories. First, she stormed to a 25 second win in the 1000 free, touching in 10:06.67. She followed up that dominant victory with a pair of wins in the 200 back (2:01.08) and the 200 IM (2:03.36), finishing almost two seconds ahead of the next-closes competitor in each case.

Freshman Christiana Regenauer made the most of her first meet with a 23.51 victory in the 50 free. Regenauer also teamed up with Arina Openysheva, Lainey Visscher, and Sophie Cattermole to win the 400 free relay in 3:25.57, with all four women splitting 51s. The Cardinals ‘B’ relay was just a half second behind, again with all four legs (Annette Schultz, Casey Fanz, Avery Braunecker, and and Nastja Govejsek) splitting 51s.

Some of the Cardinals top swimmers ended up swimming “off” events, most notably All-American Grace Oglesby, who the 200 free (1:52.78) and the 200 IM (2:05.02) instead of her normal fly events.

Freshman Brooke Atkins leading Xavier in scoring with 3rd place finishes in the 100 bak and 200 IM, along with a 5th place finish in the 200 back.

Men’s Recap

Just as on the women’s side, the Cardinal men topped Xavier, winning 177-81, despite a few exhibitioned swims and the Louisville All-Americans not competing in their main events.

The Cardinals swept the top three spots the 200 medley relay, with the ‘C’ and ‘A’ relays finishing within 0.26s of each other. Breaststroker Evgenii Somov swam fly on 2nd-place ‘A’ relay, splitting a 21.37, just a bit slower than All-American flyer Nick Albiero‘s 21.28 on the winning ‘B’ relay.

Albiero, who been an A-finalist in both the back and fly and NCAAs, competed in only one individual event, the 100 free, which he won with a time of 45.05. Somov picked up a win in the 100 fly (49.58) and finished 4th in the 200 free (1:41.42).

With Albiero (and Mitchell Whyte) out of the backstrokes, sophomore Jack Wever swept both backstroke events, first taking the 100 in 49.87 and then 200 in 1:50.11.

Junior worlds medalist Ilia Sibirtsev had a quiet meet in his first competition as a Cardinal, placing 5th in the 1000 free (9:36.91) and going 4:48.67 in the 500 free. The Cardinals’ other new international swimmer, Haridi Sameh, the Egyptian national record in the 50 fly (LCM), did not appear at all.

Unlike the women’s meet, Louisville did not sweep all 16 events, as Xavier came out with two victories. Freshman Jon Bernard won the 100 breast in 57.15, while Brandon Abboud came from behind in the 200 fly to clip Louisville’s Neal Morsi 1:55.04 to 1:55.16.

Louisville Release

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams swept Xavier in the opening meet of the season, marking the third-straight year the Cardinals have won their home opener. The UofL women won 194-62 and the men posted a 177-81 victory over the Musketeers.

“We’re glad to get back to racing, and I think we saw a lot of different things,” said head coach Arthur Albiero. “It’s been a tough week, so it’s just part of the progression, and now we continue to work on the little things. It’s a good way to get back and it was a great crowd today, so it was fun.”

The Cardinals started off the meet with a clean sweep of the women’s 200 medley relay with Grace Oglesby (26.45), Mariia Astashkina (28.39), Nastja Govejsek (24.30), Casey Fanz (22.88) winning in 1:42.02. The men also swept the opening relay, as the team of Daniel Sos (23.26), Aaron Parrott (26.63), Nicolas Albeiro (21.28), and Mihalis Deliyiannis (19.91) took the top spot with a combined time of 1:31.08.

Maria Sumida cruised to a 25-second victory in the women’s 1000 freestyle, stopping the clock in 10:06.67 for a Cardinal event sweep. Like the women, the Cardinal men also swept the podium in the 1000 as T.C. Smith took over the lead to win in 9:26.93.

Sumida then went on to lead the Cardinal charge in the women’s 200 backstroke, clocking in at 2:01.08 ahead of Sofie Underdahl (2:03.03) and Ashlyn Schoof (2:04.30). Schoof raced to first in the women’s 100 backstroke with a time of 56.95, not far ahead of teammate Annette Schultz (57.29).

The women’s 200 freestyle gave Louisville another 1-2-3 sweep as Arina Openysheva (1:51.12) posted a half-second lead over Diana Dunn (1:51.65). Michael Eastman was the only swimmer in the field under the 1:40-barrier in the 200 freestyle for the men, doing so in a winning time of 1:39.76.

Jack Wever secured a win in the men’s 200 backstroke, turning in a time of 1:50.11 ahead of Greyson Alarcon (1:53.81). Wever led another Cardinal sweep in the men’s 100 backstroke by finishing first in 49.87, followed closely by Sos (49.95). Sos later won the men’s 200 breaststroke, touching the wall in 2:03.41.

Molly Fears dove to first on the women’s 1-meter (298.75) and 3-meter (324.20) boards as Michaela Sliney took second on both the 1-meter (280.35) and 3-meter (323.75). Daniel Pinto swept both men’s boards after posting a final score of 341.55 on the 1-meter and 375.15 on the 3-meter.

Kaylee Wheeler led yet another Cardinal sweep in the women’s 100 breaststroke, getting her hands to the wall first in 1:02.90 ahead of Astashkina (1:03.21) and Morgan Friesen (1:03.54). Friesen later won the women’s 200 breaststroke in 2:16.45, edging out Astashkina (2:17.17). Parrott was the top finisher for Louisville in the men’s 100 breaststroke, taking second in 57.56 to Xavier’s Jon Bernard (57.15).

The women’s 200 butterfly went to Alena Kraus with a final time of 2:03.52, edging out Carley Lowe who raced to second in 2:04.09. Neal Morsi (1:55.16) and Chase Sellers (1:55.48) finished second and third, respectively, in the men’s 200 butterfly behind winner Brandon Abboud (1:55.04) of Xavier.

Govejsek flew to the top spot in the women’s 100 butterfly in 55.46 ahead of Kraus (56.14). Evgenii Somov finished first in the men’s 100 butterfly as the only swimmer in the field under 50 seconds with a time of 49.58, over a second ahead of Mitchell Whyte (50.93).

Christiana Regenauer won the women’s 50 freestyle in 23.51 in her first meet as a Cardinal, just out-touching Lainey Visscher (23.56) and Avery Braunecker (23.76). Visscher later sprinted to first in the women’s 100 freestyle with a final time of 51.53, slightly ahead of runner-up Regenauer (51.56).

Xavier Release

LOUISVILLE – Xavier swimming opened up the dual portion of its fall schedule on Friday afternoon at Louisville. Xavier’s men picked up a pair of event wins and scored in the top three in 12 events, while the women scored in the top three in 11 events against a pair of Louisville programs that both finished top-five at last year’s NCAA Championships.

  • Brooke Atkins, Julianne Libler, Lorelei Gaertner and Erin Merke finished the 200 medley relay in 1:46.23, the top time by a Musketeer squad in the event this season.
  • Emma Kauffeld had a season-best time of 10:55.30 in the 1000 free.
  • Freshman Clare Bosse continued to lead the Musketeers in the 200 free, leading Xavier with a time of 1:56.05.
  • Brooke Atkins led the Musketeers in the backstroke events, placing third in the 100 back with a time of 57.46 and then taking fifth in the 200 back with a time of 2:08.44.
  • Julianne Libler led Xavier in the 100 breast with a time of 1:06.44.
  • Taylor Hogan led the Musketeers in the fly events, placing third in the 200 fly with a time of 2:05.26 and scoring in second place in the 100 fly with a time of 57.25.
  • Emily Conners set a season best time in the 50 free (23.81) and also led Xavier in the 100 free with a time of 52.19
  • Kelly Harris set her season-best time in the 200 breast, touching the wall in 2:27.08.
  • Abigail Garner’s time of 5:16.79 in the 500 free scored in second place and is the top time by a Musketeer this season.
  • Alison Herman scored in second place in the 200 IM with a time of 2:12.42.
  • Xavier’s team of Emily Conners, Clare Bosse, Emily Saugstad and Abigail Garner set the top time for the Musketeers so far this season in the 400 free relay, 3:33.77, scoring in second.
  • Xavier’s women fell by a score of 194-62.



200 Medley Relay Atkins, Libler, Gaertner, Merke 1:46.23 5th
1000 Free Emma Kauffeld 10:55.30 4th
200 Free Clare Bosse 1:56.05 5th
100 Back Brooke Atkins 57.46 3rd
100 Breast Julianne Libler 1:06.44 4th
200 Fly Taylor Hogan 2:05.26 3rd
50 Free Emily Conners 23.81 4th
100 Free Emily Conners 52.19 3rd
200 Back Brooke Atkins 2:08.44 5th
200 Breast Kelly Harris 2:27.08 5th
500 Free Abigail Garner 5:16.79 2nd
100 Fly Taylor Hogan 57.25 2nd
200 IM Alison Herman 2:12.42 2nd
400 Free Relay Conners, Bosse, Saugsted, Garner 3:33.77 2nd


  • Alex Sironen, Jon Bernard, Brandon Abboud and Christian Thomas led off the meet with a time of 1:33.61 in the 200 yard medley relay, placing fourth.
  • Andrew Martin set the top time by a Musketeer in the 1000 free so far this season, finishing in 9:34.14. Martin also led Xavier in the 500 free, scoring in second place with a time of 4:45.47.
  • Jared Ritz led the Musketeers in the 200 free with a time fo 1:44.86.
  • Christian Thomas placed fourth with a time of 52.26 in the 100 back.
  • Jon Bernard picked up the first of three top-two finishes in the 100 breast, winning the event in a time of 57.15. Bernard also led Xavier in the 200 breast and the 200 IM, placing second in both.
  • Brandon Abboud followed up Bernard’s win with a second event win for the Musketeers, taking the top spot in the 200 fly with a time of 1:55.04. Abboud also scored in the top two in the 100 fly with a time of 51.07.
  • Ethan Wing led Xavier with a time of 21.99 in the 50 free.
  • Christian Thomas set the top time by a Musketeer so far this season in the 100 free, 46.98, then followed that time up with a split of 46.57 in the 400 free relay.
  • Nick Mahoney scored in third place in the 200 back with a time of 1:55.85.
  • Christian Thomas’ 46.57 split in led off a second-place scoring 400 free relay. Jared Ritz, Brandon Abboud and Ben Quon followed Thomas into the water, finishing in 3:06.84.
  • Xavier’s men fell, 177-81.



200 Medley Relay Sironen, Bernard, Abboud, Thomas 1:33.61 4th
1000 Free Andrew Martin 9:34.14 4th
200 Free Jared Ritz 1:44.86 5th
100 Back Christian Thomas 52.26 4th
100 Breast Jon Bernard 57.15 1st
200 Fly Brandon Abboud 1:55.04 1st
50 Free Ethan Wing 21.99 5th
100 Free Christian Thomas 46.98 4th
200 Back Nick Mahoney 1:55.85 3rd
200 Breast Jon Bernard 2:05.58 2nd
500 Free Andrew Martin 4:45.47 2nd
100 Fly Brandon Abboud 51.07 2nd
200 IM Jon Bernard 1:53.86 2nd
400 Free Relay Thomas, Ritz, Abboud, Quon 3:06.84 2nd


  • The Musketeers have a week break from competition, returning to the pool on October 18 for the two-day Akron Zips Invite in Akron, Ohio.


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JP input is too short
4 years ago

Huh, looks like Louisville also picked up D2 100 breast champ Sasha Palazzo for his senior season. That’s a pretty good get, a 52 100 breaststroker.

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