After day 1 of the UNC Tar Heels dual meet vs the Louisville Cardinals, the Tar Heels were leading 100-67 for the women and 83-81 for the men.
The North Carolina women beat Louisville 213-140.
The North Carolina women only won half of the events on the second day, but their depth carried them through to a commanding victory over the cardinals. They started day two with a second place in the 200 medley relay. Louisville’s relay team of Krissie Brandenburg, Andee Cottrell, Kelsi Worrell, and Breann McDowell touched out the Tar Heels by .31 to win the event with a time of 1:42.35.
Stephanie Peacock added the first won of the day for North Carolina, posting the second fastest time in the country in the 1000 freestyle. Peacock touched the wall at 9:38.51, which is only .02 behind the fastest time in the nation this season, which is currently held by Florida’s Elizabeth Beisel. Emma Nunn, Peacock’s teammate, finished second with a 9:59.39 and Louisville’s Abbie Houck was third with a time of 10:12.67.
Allyn Hardesty led the Tar Heels to a 1-2-3 sweep in the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.37. Her teammates, Sarah Hitchens and Hannah Lincoln, were second and third with times of 23.38 and 23.43, respectively. Carly Smith and Annie Harrison then took first (55.59) and second (56.18) in the women’s 100 backstroke. Krissie Brandenburg was third for Louisville with a time of 56.60.
In the women’s 200 breaststroke, Katherine Rechsteiner added another win for North Carolina, swimming to a time of 2:16.71. Abby Fisher was second with a 2:19.25 and Louisville’s Gisselle Kohoyda was third at 2:19.51.
Despite North Carolina’s talented group of butterflies, Louisville finished first and second in the 100 butterfly. Kelsi Worrell and Tanja Kylliainen touched the wall at 53.70 and 54.50.
Danielle Siverling led her teammates to another freestyle 1-2-3 sweep. She posted a 1:47.27, in front of her Hardesty and Peacock, who were 1:49.38 and 1:50.29.
Tanja Kylliainen (4:14.68) won the 400 IM, almost 5 seconds in front of UNC’s Emma Nunn (4:19.20).
North Carolina’s relay team of Allyn Hardesty, Danielle Siverling, Lauren Earp, and Sarah Koucheki won the final 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:21.72, ahead of Louisville’s A-relay, who swam to a time of 3:22.50.
The North Carolina men beat Louisville 186-161.
The relay team of Nic Graesser, David Speese, Sam Lewis, and Logan Heck won the 200 medley relay for North Carolina, posting a winning time of 1:29.14. Louisville finished very close behind, touching the wall at 1:29.29.
Eugene Tee and William DeForest added a first (9:20.09) and second place (9:20.33) finish in the 1000 freestyle for the Tar Heels.
Louisville’s Joao De Lucca won the first event of the day for the Cardinals, touching the wall at 20.27. Logan Heck was second at 20.40, and led the Tar Heels to a 2-3-4 finish. Louisville’s Caryle Blondell had an unfortunate slip on the blocks and almost three seconds slower than his split from the 200 medley relay.
Nic Graesser went 48.87 in the 100 back, followed by Louisville’s Grigory Tarasevich, who was 49.22.
Louisville had a 1-2 finish in the 200 breaststroke, led by Thomas Dahlia, who was 2:02.50. His teammate, Kameron Chastain, was second with a time of 2:02.83. Brian Bollerman was third for the Tar Heels, swimming to a time of 2:03.26.
Dominick Glavich and Sam Lewis were first and second in the 100 butterfly for UNC at 48.42 and 48.76. Pedro Coutinho was third with a 49.35 for the Cardinals.
Joao De Lucca added his second individual win for the day with his 1:36.58 in the 200 freestyle. UNC’s John Stilley was second with a 1:38.26 and Louisville freshman, Trevor Carroll, was third at 1:38.66.
Nolan Tesone won the 400 IM for Louisville with a time of 3:56.00. Tyler Hill led UNC to a 2-3-4 finish with a 4:01.19.
Louisville won the final 400 freestyle relay. The team of Caryle Blondell, Joao De Lucca, Trevor Carroll, and Matthias Lindenbauer won with a time of 2:58.62, ahead of UNC’s 2:59.31.
The Tar Heels were ahead by two points after the first day, and slightly extended their lead to 25 points to win the meet on the second.
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