Men's & Women's Swimming Each Place Second at West Virginia Invite

Oct. 26, 2013

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The University of Cincinnati men's and women's swimming teams each picked-up a pair of second place finishes at the West Virginia Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 26. The men finished behind the host Mountaineers with 1,121 points, while the women were second to James Madison with 882.5 points.

Women's Results: 1) James Madison - 1,077.5; 2) Cincinnati - 882.5; 3) West Virginia - 747; 4) Villanova - 724

The women's side saw freshman Jacqueline Keire have another solid day. She opened the weekend with a win in the 1,000 free, winning with a time 10:09.22. That was followed by a win in the 100 yard free, touching the wall in 50.81.

UC's second win of the day came in the 200 backstroke, with Jessica Piper posting a time of 2:04.01. After Keire's win in the 100 free, Helena Pikhartova placed second in the 200 breaststroke.

Keire and Pikhartova, along with Weronika Wasiakowska and Sammie Wheeler, placed second in the 200 free relay. The 200 medley relay saw Piper, Pikhartova, Keire and Wasiakowska place third.

Keire picked up another win in the 200 free, finishing in 1:49.05. Piper was third in the same event. That was followed by Piper's second individual win of the day in the 100 back, finishing in 57.53.

Keire, Piper, Wasikowska and Hope Andrews earned a second-place finish in the 800 free relay.

Keire continued her impressive weekend with a win in the 500 free. She was the only swimmer in in under five minutes with a time of 4:58.65.

Piper finished second in the 200 yard individual medley with a mark of 2:09.83. The swimming events concluded with with UC placing second in the 400 medley relay. Piper, Pikhartova,Iuliia Fedoreeva and Jackie Keire finished in 3:54.89.

Amanda Coffey was the top performer for UC on both the one and three meter boards. She finished 10th on the one-meter and eighth on the three meter.

Men's Results: 1) West Virginia - 1,373; 2) Cincinnati - 1,121; 3) Villanova - 553

Men's action started off with Joey Ferreri and Cody Green placing second and third in the 500 freestyle. Ferreri had the next top-three finish in the 200 fly, finishing second in 1:56.41.

UC placed third in the 200 yard medley relay. Awse Ma'aya, Dan Gilbertson, Rob Walsh and Michael Palleros touched the wall in 1:37.87.

Green earned a second place finish in the 400 yard individual medley, posting a time of 4:09.65.

Bearcats placed third and fourth in the 100 yard breaststroke, with Gilberston and Nik Balmer finishing in those places, respectively.

UC's group of Hunter Pasek, Jesse Fallon, Green and Andrew Albert placed second in the 800 yard freestyle relay, just edging teammates Joe Scherpenberg, Michael Kaplan, D.J. Waite and Connor Davis.

Ferreri capped his individual day by finishing second in the 1,000 yard free. Donovan Kearns finished third and Cody Green was fourth in the same event.

Tommy Easley, Balmer, Walsh and Palleros finished third in the 400 yard medley relay to finish third.

Bill Magill was UC's top finisher on the one-meter board, scoring 222.95 points. Jimmy McMahon posted 191.50 points to finish third on the three-meter board.

Next Meet

The Bearcats host Virginia Tech at the Keating Aquatics Center on Saturday, Nov. 2. The meet is scheduled to begin at Noon.