UC Swim/Dive Falls To Pittsburgh
Josefin Wede

Nov. 11, 2011

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The University of Cincinnati men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both fell to University of Pittsburgh Friday evening at Trees Pool. The UC men lost by a tally of 237-60, while the Bearcats women were defeated 217-82.

Two Cincinnati women earned first-place finishes – freshman Helena Pikhartova (Prague, Czech Republic/Gymnazium Jana Nerudy) and senior Liz Hansson (Lund, Sweden/School of St. Petri).

Pikhartova recorded UC’s first individual victor in the women’s 100-yard breaststroke when she recorded a mark of 1 minute, 3.45 seconds, which tied her time set Oct. 21 against Xavier that ranks second all-time in UC history. Pikhartova later added a second-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke, finishing in 2:19.95.

Hansson earned the Bearcats a second individual win after she recorded a first-place showing in the 100-yard freestyle with a mark of 51.93 seconds.

In the 50-yard freestyle, sophomore Weronika Wasiakowska (Przykop, Poland/School of Sports Championship) narrowly missed a first-place finish after recording a mark of 24.71 seconds – just .57 seconds behind Pittsburgh’s Dani des Tombe.

Senior Josefin Wede (Landskrona, Sweden/Gripenskolan/Auburn) gave UC an additional second-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:08.85.

In the men’s division, UC’s 400-yard medley relay team of freshman Awse Ma'aya (Amman, Jordan/The Bolles School), senior Haywood Miller (Bethesda, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase/Maryland), junior Roberto Nevarez (Chihuahua, Mexico/ITESM Chihuahua) and junior Brad Langford (Mason, Ohio/William Mason) placed second after recording a mark of 3:29.73.

Miller came within .18 seconds of winning the 100-yard breaststroke after recording a mark of 57.61 seconds to finish in second. Miller also placed second in the 200-yard breaststroke with a mark of 2:06.59.

Nevarez finished second in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 51.66, which was .50 seconds out of first place.

Bearcat freshman Alex Chin (Upper Arlington, Ohio/Upper Arlington) earned a second-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:55.74.

Cincinnati continues its weekend road trip when it competes against West Virginia University and Villanova University noon Saturday at WVU Natatorium.