Men's & Women's Swimming Each Place Second at West Virginia Invite|
Oct. 26, 2013
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.
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
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.
Tommy Easley, Balmer, Walsh and Palleros finished third in the 400 yard medley relay to finish third.
The Bearcats host Virginia Tech at the Keating Aquatics Center on Saturday, Nov. 2. The meet is scheduled to begin at Noon.