Bearcats Set for Tri-Meet with Kenyon & Oakland

Jan. 17, 2013

CINCINNATI — The University of Cincinnati swimming and diving teams welcome Kenyon College and Oakland (Mich.) University to town for a two-day tri-meet Friday and Saturday at Keating Aquatics Center.

The meet begins 3 p.m. Friday with diving competition, followed by the swimming events that are scheduled to start at approximately 5 p.m. Day 2 of the meet will resume Saturday with diving at 9 a.m. and swimming at 11 a.m. The swimming events from each day will be video streamed live on BearcatsTV.

Each swim event will consist of two heats for women and two heats for men, with the exception of the 1,650-yard freestyle races, with all times recorded as a final mark.

The Bearcats competed against Kenyon and Oakland last season from Jan. 20-21 2012 at OU Aquatic Center in Rochester, Mich. The UC women placed second after scoring 563 points, just behind Oakland's 625, while the Cincinnati men finished third with a point-total of 287.5, trailing Oakland's 673 and Kenyon College's 456.5 points.

UC is coming off a dual meet loss to No. 16/17 University of Louisville on Saturday afternoon at Ralph Wright Natatorium. The Cincinnati men lost by a count of 184-104, while the UC women fell, 188-104.

Freshman Jessica Piper recorded Cincinnati’s lone two individual first-place finishes against UofL after producing BIG EAST Conference ‘A’ standard marks in the 100-yard (57.17 seconds) and 200-yard backstrokes (2:01.58). Piper will attempt to extend her perfect start at home this weekend. After three meets at Keating Aquatics Center this season, she has won all 11 individual races she's competed in, as well as four of five relay events.

In the men’s division against Louisville, UC sophomore Awse Ma'aya (51.96) and junior Joe Scherpenberg (53.17) placed second and third in the 100-yard backstroke. One day prior versus Miami (Ohio), Ma'aya produced the Bearcats’ first individual win in the men's division after he won the 100-yard backstroke in 52.42 seconds.

5 p.m.        Women’s 4x50-yard Medley Relay
5:06 p.m.     Men’s 4x50-yard Medley Relay
5:12 p.m.     Women’s 500-yard Freestyle
5:24 p.m.     Men’s 500-yard Freestyle
5:36 p.m.     Women’s 100-yard Butterfly
5:41 p.m.     Men’s 100-yard Butterfly
10-min. break     Women’s 1-meter/ Men’s 3-meter Diving
5:56 p.m.     Women’s 100-yard Backstroke
6:01 p.m.     Men’s 100-yard Backstroke
6:06 p.m.     Women’s 100-yard Freestyle
6:10 p.m.     Men’s 100-yard Freestyle
6:14 p.m.     Women’s 100-yard Breaststroke
6:19 p.m.     Men’s 100-yard Breaststroke
6:24 p.m.     Women’s 400-yard Individual Medley
6:35 p.m.     Men’s 400-yard Individual Medley
10-min. break
6:56 p.m.     Women’s 4x50-yard Freestyle
7:03 p.m.     Men’s 4x50-yard Freestyle
7:10 p.m.     Estimated end of Session

11 a.m.    Women’s 4x100-yard Medley Relay
11:11 a.m.    Men’s 4x100-yard Medley Relay
11:22 a.m.    Women’s 1,650-yard Freestyle (one heat)
11:42 a.m.    Men’s 1,650-yard Freestyle (one heat)
12:00 p.m.    Women’s 200-yard Individual Medley
12:07 p.m.    Men’s 200-yard Individual Medley
12:13 p.m.    Women’s 200-yard Freestyle
12:20 p.m.    Men’s 200-yard Freestyle
12:25 p.m.    Women’s 50-yard Freestyle
12:28 p.m.    Men’s 50-yard Freestyle
10-min. break    Women’s 3-meter/Men’s 1-meter Diving
12:40 p.m.    Women’s 200-yard Backstroke
12:47 p.m.    Men’s 200-yard Backstroke
12:53 p.m.    Women’s 200-yard Breaststroke
1:01 p.m.    Men’s 200-yard Breaststroke
1:08 p.m.    Women’s 200-yard Butterfly
1:14 p.m.    Men’s 200-yard Butterfly
10-min. break
1:30 p.m.    Women’s 4x100-yard Freestyle Relay
1:40 p.m.    Men’s 4x100-yard Freestyle Relay
1:50 p.m.    Estimated end of Session