Jan. 11, 2013
CINCINNATI -- The University of Cincinnati swimming and diving teams dropped a dual meet to Miami University Friday evening at Keating Aquatics Center.
The RedHawks defeated UC 172 to 128 in the women's division and 159 to 133 in the men's.
Bearcats freshman Jessica Piper continued her hot start to the season after she recorded first-place finishes in three individual events and one relay race. Through three meets at Keating Aquatics Center this season, she has won all 11 individual races she's competed in, as well as four of five relay events.
In the meet's opening race, freshman Jessica Piper, sophomore Helena Pikhartova, freshman Iuliia Fedoreeva and junior Weronika Wasiakowska gave Cincinnati 11 first-place points after winning with a clocked time of 3 minutes, 51.48 seconds. Friday was the first race the quartet has competed in since setting the school record mark of 3:43.84 on Nov. 30.
In the fifth swimming event of the meet, Piper placed first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:52.53. She added a win in the 200-yard backstroke after finishing in 2:03.07, and ended her night with a fist-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley with a mark of 2:07.42.
Fedoreeva gave the UC women their second individual win after placing first in the 200-yard butterfly with a mark of 2:06.12.
UC junior Victoria Jacumski was triumphant in Event 23, the women's 200-yard breaststroke, after finishing in 2:22.89.
Freshman Taylor Myszka gave the Cincinnati women their fourth individual win of the night when she placed first in the 500-yard freestyle after producing a time of 5:06.00.
Sophomore Awse Ma'aya produced UC's first individual win in the men's division after he won the 100-yard backstroke in 52.42 seconds.
Sophomore Alex Chin earned Cincinnati's second individual victory in the men's division when he placed first with a mark of 1:53.72 in the 200-yard backstroke.
Freshman Hunter Pasek earned the Bearcats men nine first-place points in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:59.68.
The UC men capped off their night with a come-from-behind win in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Senior Roberto Nevarez, sophomore Mike Kaplan, freshman Tommy Easley and junior Joe Scherpenberg trailed midway through the race before combining for a mark of 3:08.83.
Cincinnati will hit the road to compete against the University of Louisville beginning 1 p.m. Saturday at Ralph Wright Natatorium in Louisville, Ky.