Swimming & Diving Stays in Second on Day Two at Pitt Invite

Nov. 24, 2013

Day Two Results | Day One Recap

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -The University of Cincinnati men's and women's swimming and diving teams maintained their second place standing with one day of competition remaining at the Pittsburgh Invitational. Both squads trail only the host Panthers after getting two individual wins on Saturday.

Women's Team Scores
1. Pittsburgh - 1,112
2. Cincinnati - 883.5
3. California (Pa.) - 240.5
4. Michigan - 129
5. West Virginia Wesleyan - 107
6. Fairmont State - 76
7. Louisville - 59
8. Clemson - 45
9. St. Bonaventure - 1

Saturday's women's action started out strong for the Bearcats, with the 200 medley relay team of Jessica Pipe, Helena Pikhartova, Iuliia Fedoreeva and Jackie Keire scoring first-place points. The gropup finishied in 1:42.16 to edge Pitt by one-tenth of a second.

The 400 individual medley saw four Bearcats swim in the finals, led by freshman Andrea Bartel who finished second in 4:22.79. Fedoreeva was third (4:32.93), with Aleksandra Kaminska in seventh and Taylor Myszka in eighth.

Fedoreeva continued her strong day with a second-place finish in the 100 fly. She touched the wall in 55.90 and was joined in the championship final by Miranda Hampton and Emma Gresser.

Keire recorded her third individual win of the weekend in the 200 freestyle, finishing first with a finals time of 1:45.38 that would have been good enough to qualify for last season's NCAA Championships. She barely edged Wasiakowska to win the race, with the senior finishing in 1:48.50. Piper, Hope Andrews and Amanda Hardewig joined them in the championship final.

The 100 breaststroke saw Pikhartova place second with an NCAA B-Qualifying Standard tim eof 1:02.03. Sammie Wheeler was fifth in 1:04.55 while Bartel also made the final.

Four more Bearcats qualified for the championship final of the 100 backstroke, with Piper finishing second in 55.79. Kendra Bierman, Wasiakowska and Hardewig joined her in the final, finishing fifth, sixth and eighth, respectively.

The final swimming event of the day was the 800 freestyle relay, which saw UC win with a time of 7:20.47. The Bearcat "B" team came in fourth in 7:39.10.

Men's Team Scores
1. Pittsburgh - 1,003.5
2. Cincinnati - 758
3. St. Bonaventure - 400
4. Fairmont State - 251.5
5. Michigan - 115
6. West Virginia Wesleyan - 108
7. Louisville - 49

Men's action started out with a third-place finish in the 200 medley relay. Joe Scherpenberg, Dan Gilbertson, Awse Ma'aya and Dean Waite posted a time of 1:32.49.

The 400 individual medley saw UC swimmers in second, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh. Cody Green led the charge with a time of 3:57.19. Joe Bott was in fourth (4:03.45) and followed immediately by Joey Ferreri (4:06.34), Tyler Roeher (4:06.93) and Andrew Albert (4:11.18).

Awse continued a strong weekend with a second place finish in the 100 fly. The sophomore touched in 50.05 and was joined in the championship final by Hunter Pasek (fifth) and Adam Monk (eighth).

The 200 free saw Scherpenperg and Tommy Easley in the championship heat, with Scherpenberg placing third in 1:38.34 and Easley in sixth at 1:40.07.

Dan Gilbertson led four Bearcats into the championship final of the 100 breaststroke, placing fourth in 57.44. Nik Balmer was sixth, followed by Trenton Harper in seventh and Roehr in eighth.

The 100 backstroke saw Scherpenberg bring home first-place points by touching the wall in 49.61. Awse was in third (50.36) and Donovan Kearns placed fourth (51.01).

The Bearcats capped the day with a third place finish in the 800 freestyle relay. The UC group finishing in 6:43.83.

The third and final day of the Pittsburgh Invitational is Sunday, Nov. 24. Preliminary action begins at 9:00 a.m. with finals starting at 3:00 p.m.