Pikhartova, Pikhartova, Wasiakowska advance on women's side; Ma'aya and Scherpenberg in finals on men's side.
Bearcat men finish fifth; women sixth at league meet
Scherpenberg swims his best-ever 100-yard backstroke in the men's competition.
Trio advances to Friday night championship finals after the morning's preliminary races
Women's 800 free relay, 50 back set during opening round of league meet
UC All-Time Top 10 Records:
2009-10: Swam third leg of 400-yard freestyle relay team that placed fourth at BIG EAST Championships (2/20) with time of 3:22.73 ... finished sixth in 500-yard freestyle vs. Wright State (2/6) with mark of 5:18.14 ... recorded fifth-place finish in 200 free (1:55.66) and seventh in 100 free (53.84) at Kentucky (1/30) ... swam second leg of 200 free 'B' team at Miami (OH) Invitational (12/3-12/5) and placed 16th with time of 1:40.92 ... anchored 200 medley relay 'D' team to ninth-place showing at Indiana Invitational (11/20-11/22) with mark of 1:54.68 ... earned third-place finish as third leg of 800 free relay 'A' team at West Virginia (11/6) with time of 8:04.21.
High School: Three-year varsity letterwinner ... part of the Sarasota YMCA Sharks Girls National Championship Team in 2006 ... record holder in one individual and three relay teams at Shawnee ... member of the 2008 State Runner-Up team ... helped lead her team to two sectional championships, and two district championships in 2008 and 2009 ... named All-America freshman season at Riverview High School in Sarasota, Fla.
Personal: Full name is Bailey Elaine Laban ... daughter of Don Laban.
Academic Major: Computer Engineering.