UIndy Men Claim First-Ever Win Over Cincinnati, Bearcat Women Down Hounds

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October 24th, 2021 College, News

Indianapolis vs Cincinnati

  • Friday, October 22, 2021
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Results

Courtesy: UIndy Athletics

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The preseason No. 1-ranked University of Indianapolis swimming & diving teams took to the pool this afternoon against NCAA Division I member Cincinnati, where the men’s squad grabbed the victory while the women just fell short.

The men took down the Bearcats by a score of 154-146, marking the first time the Hounds have beaten UC. The women had a competitive afternoon but ultimately fell short 146-133.5. Overall, UIndy notched 14 top finishes with the men’s team claiming nine while the women’s team corralled five.

Starting on the men’s side in the swimming, Cedric Buessing corralled a pair of top finishes in the 1,000 free (B-standard and new ninth-fastest time in school history at 9:26.14) and the 400 IM (B-standard, new personal best, and new third-fastest time in school history at 3:53.83). Liki Prema also shined individually with top marks in the 100 breast (B-standard and new fourth-fastest time in school history at 54.36) and 200 breast (2:01.61). In the 50 free, Joao Silva touched the wall in a winning time of 20.64 while Victor Antonon brought home a top time of 46.19 in the 100 free.

The men’s squad also claimed both relay wins in the pool. In the 200 medley relay, the quartet of Silva, Jeron ThompsonJan Zuchowicz, and Kael Yorke won at a time of 1:29.44. Also adding a top-place mark was the 200 free relay of Silva, Rodriguez, Aqeel Joseph, and Diego Mas at 1:21.51.

In the diving, Julio Osuna was victorious in the 1-meter with a final score of 324.70. Other notable marks in the event was Jason Lenzo notching fourth-place while Casey Crawford and Joseph Donlin went seventh and eighth, respectively. The 3-meter featured Osuna and Lenzo going back-to-back at second and third respectively while Donlin and Crawford added seventh and eighth, respectively.

Moving over to the women’s side, the trio of Julia SimioniJohanna Buys, and Marizel van Jaarsveld all collected individual victories in the pool for the Hounds. Simioni won the 100 breast by touching the wall in 1:04.93 (new eighth-fast time in school history). Buys took to the pool in the 50 free and corralled a winning-finish of 23.49, which earned her a B-standard. Finally, Jaarsveld was crowned the winner of the 200 fly at 2:07.63.

Similar to the men, the women’s squad also tallied top finishes in both the relays. Buys and Jaarsveld teamed up with Kaitlyn McCoy and Krystal Caylor in the 200 medley relay and won at a mark of 1:44.47. Also finding a top time was Buys, Caylor, Leticia Vaselli, and Julia Magierowska in the 200 free relay (provisional mark of 1:33.81).

In the diving, Sarah Kerbrat was the top-finisher for the Hounds in the 1-meter at third place. Alexis Lumaj was right behind Kerbrat in fourth while Emma Weisgerber tallied sixth. The 3-meter was led by Lumaj in second-place while Kerbrat and Weisgerber went third and fourth, respectively.

Final thoughts on the men’s performance from head coach Jason Hite:
“I thought it was a good win on the men’s side, especially since it was the first time we’ve beaten [Cincinnati]. Winning both relays was huge for us, and I am super happy in us being able to travel here and get a win while producing some solid in-season times.”

Final thoughts on the women’s performance from Hite:
“Our women battled hard so it’s tough to see them come up short like they did. Similar to the men, it was great seeing them win both relays and overall I thought they swam pretty good for it being this point in the season.”

The Hounds will return home on Friday, Nov. 5 to battle McKendree beginning at 2 p.m.

Courtesy: Cincinnati Athletics

CINCINNATI – University of Cincinnati swim & dive teams split their first meet of the season with Indianapolis University on Friday afternoon at Keating Aquatics Center. The men lost 154-145 and the women won with a score of 165.5-133.5.


  • Audrey Capannari (235.75) and Anna Yaggy (213.15) finished first and second, respectively, in the women’s 1 meter dive.

  • Julio Osuna scored 324.70 in the men’s 1 meter dive for first place.

  • Will Claus (287.45) and Anna Yaggy (223.10) each took home first in the men’s and women’s 3 meter dives.


  • Matea Sumajstorcic won three events this afternoon. The 400 yard IM (4:27.44), 500 yard Freestyle (5:02.41), and the 1000 yard freestyle (10:11.23).

  • Jessica Davis took home first in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 1:51.93.

  • Erin Shema won the 100 yard backstroke with a 57.11, the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 52.08, won the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 2:04.24, and the 100 yard butterfly with a 57.76. The butterfly was her first time swimming that race.

  • Lindsey Sanders won by .03 in the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 2:22.54.

  • Quinn Cynor scored first in the 200 yard freestyle (1:40.83).

  • Blake Hanna finished in first with a time of 48.41 in the 100 yard backstroke. Hanna also won the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 1:46.12.

  • Michael Balcerak’s time of 1:49.40 was good for first in the 200 yard butterfly and his time of 49.32 won the 100 yard butterfly.

  • Kevin Leibold clocked a time of 4:35.80 to bring home first in the 500 yard freestyle.

The Bearcats make the trip up to Columbus for the Ohio State Invite from November 18th to the 20th.

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