Bearcats Earn Two School-Best Third-Place Finishes at Miami Invite

GOBEARCATSDOTCOM UC head coach Monty Hopkins encourages one of his student-athletes during the 19th annual Miami Invitational at Corwin Nixon Aquatic Center in Oxford, Ohio.
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UC head coach Monty Hopkins encourages one of his student-athletes during the 19th annual Miami Invitational at Corwin Nixon Aquatic Center in Oxford, Ohio.
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Swimming & Diving |

Dec. 1, 2012

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OXFORD, Ohio -- The University of Cincinnati swimming and diving teams earned a pair of program-best third-place finishes in both the men's and women's divisions Saturday evening at the 19th annual Miami University Invitational.

The three-day meet at the Corwin Nixon Aquatic Center saw the Bearcats men produce 1,508.5 points, which trailed just first-place Emory (1,772.5) and second-place Denison (1,687.5). The UC women tallied 1,416.5 points, which was behind only Miami's 2,753.5 and Emory's 1,459.5-point totals.

The highlight of the meet for the Bearcats occurred Friday evening when freshman Jessica Piper, sophomore Helena Pikhartova, freshman Iuliia Fedoreeva and junior Weronika Wasiakowska won the 400-yard medley relay with a UC record time of 3:43.84.

Overall, the UC women produced 13 top-10 school-record marks, while the men recorded two.

Individually, Piper continued her strong rookie campaign, producing a first-place finish in the women's 200-yard backstroke with a mark of 1:57.89, which was just .06 seconds from the Miami Invitational record. Piper capped her meet with second-place showings in the 200-yard freestyle (1:50.59) and the 200-yard individual medley (2:03.63).

After placing No. 1 in the 100-yard breaststroke preliminary round Friday morning, Pikhartova finished second in the final with a mark of 1:02.63, which was just .22 seconds behind Amy Halligan of Western Kentucky. Pikhartova added a top-five showing in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.51.

Wasiakowska and Fedoreeva on Saturday each added fifth-place finishes in the 100-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly with marks of 51.12 and 56.25, respectively.

On Thursday, the women's 800-yard relay team of Wasiakowska, Piper, Fedoreeva and senior Bailey Laban recorded the fourth fastest time in school history with a mark of 7:27.84, which was good for second overall.

The UC women's 400-yard freestyle relay team of Wasiakowska, Fedoreeva, junior Alicia Berman and Laban ended their meet with a third-place mark of 3:26.12 on Saturday night. The previous day, Laban placed second in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:50.64.

In the men's division, Joe Scherpenberg led the Bearcats with five top-10 individual finishes. The 6-foot-8 junior began his meet with a third-place mark of 1:40.06 in the 200-yard freestyle. His other top 10s were in the 100 backstroke (fourth - 51.25), the 200 back (fifth - 1:50), the 100 free (fifth - 45.82) and the 50 free (ninth - 21.33).

Freshman Joe Bott placed second in the 1,650-yard race on Thursday with a mark of 15:42.12. His time 9:28.43 at 1,000 yards ranks eighth all-time in UC history. On Saturday, he added a third-place finish in the 500 free with a time of 4:35.09.

In addition to Scherpenberg's fourth-place showing in the 100 back, freshman Donovan Kearns (51.60) and sophomore Alex Chin (52.00) finished sixth and eighth, respectively. Chin on Saturday added a sixth-place showing in the 200 back with a mark of 1:50.62.

Senior Roberto Nevarez gave the Bearcats another top-10 showing Saturday when he placed sixth in the 100 free with a time of 46.17, while sophomore Brock Slavens finished seventh in the 50 free after recording a mark of 21.05.

Rounding out the top-10 finishes were freshman Hunter Pasek and senior Matt Hargrove. Pasek placed fifth Saturday in the 200-yard IM with a mark of 1:55.20 and Hargove finished seventh Saturday in the 200 breaststroke after producing a recorded time of 2:08.76.

The UC men concluded their event Saturday with a fourth-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay when Nevarez, sophomore Michael Kaplan, freshman Tommy Easley and Scherpenberg recorded a time of 3:03.20.

The Bearcats next compete Dec. 21 when they travel to Boca Raton, Fla. to face off against Florida Atlantic.

Team Results
Men:
1.    Emory ... 1772.5
2.    Denison ... 1687.5
3.    Cincinnati ... 1508.5
4.    Miami ... 1275
5.    Western Kentucky ... 1272
6.    Wright State ... 903.5
7.    Urbana Univ. ... 327
8.    Kentucky ... 143
9.    West Virginia ... 89

Women:
1.    Miami ... 2753.5
2.    Emory ... 1459.5
3.    Cincinnati ... 1416.5
4.    Western Kentucky ... 1267
5.    Denison ... 1081.5
6.    Wright State ... 508
7.    Marshall ... 439
8.    Urbana Univ. 114
9.    West Virginia ... 90
10.    Kentucky ... 86


 

 

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