Swim & Dive Falls to Virginia Tech|
Nov. 3, 2013
CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati men's and women's swimming teams both fell to ACC opponent Virginia Tech on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Keating Aquatics Center. The women dropped a 148-92 decision to the Hokies, while the men fell, 139-93.
Jackie Keire continued her impressive start to her collegiate career, scoring victories in the 100 free and and mile. She touched the wall in 17:05.87 in th mile, winning by nearly 12 seconds. Her 100 free mark was 50.84, roughly half a second off the pool record.
UC also got a win in the 500 free, with sophomore Hope Andrews finishing in 5:06.11.
The other two Bearcats victories came from Jessica Piper in the 200 back and 400 individual medley. Piper edged Virginia Tech's Maggie Gruber by less than a second in the 200 back, clocking in at 2:02.89. She than touched the wall in 4:28.91 to win the 400 IM.
Pikhartova also collected a third place finish in the 200 breaststroke, clocking in at 2:21.91. Wasiakowska earned a tie for second place in the 50 free, tying with the Hokies' Carloine Buscagila at 24.32.
Wasiakowska also tied for third place in the 100 free, matching Tech's Emily Ryczek in 52.75. The 200 fly saw Iuliia Fedoreeva finish third with a mark of 2:09.03.
The 500 free saw Taylor Myszka join Andrews in the top three, finishing third in 5:09.38. Piper was joined in the top three of the 400 IM by Andrea Bartel in second at 4:33.12 and Ola Kaminska in third at 4:44.01.
Michael Kaplan scored UC's first top three finish of the afternoon in the 200 free, placing third in 1:44.64. D.J. Waite was the next top-three finisher, placing second in the 100 free in 47.01.
The one-meter board saw Virginia Tech win both the men's and women's side. UC's top finishers on the one-meter were Chloe Merris and Bill Magill.
The three-meter board saw Virginia Tech's Kalyea Arnett win on the women's side, while UC's Bill Magill won on the men's side.
The Bearcats return to the Keating Aquatics Center on Saturday, Nov. 9, to host Western Kentucky. Diving will begin at 11:00 a.m., with swimming underway at 1:00 p.m. Admission is free.