So. Helena Pikhartova is one of the favorites to win the Bearcat Pentathlon on Saturday.
Oct. 5, 2012
2012 Bearcat Pentathlon Heat
CINCINNATI - In its lone tune-up prior to the start of the 2012-13 season, the University of Cincinnati swimming and diving team is hosting its 24th annual pentathlon meet 1 p.m. Saturday at Keating Aquatics Center.
In addition to the pentathlon, the Bearcat Swimming & Diving Alumni meet will also be held at Keating at 1 p.m. All former Bearcat swimmers and divers are encouraged to attend.
The pentathlon will feature members of the men's and women's teams competing in five events; the 100-yard freestyle, 50-yard butterfly, 50-yard backstroke, 50-yard breaststroke, and 200-yard individual medley .
The events are scored and a winner is announced for each team. Last year, now graduated seniors Haywood Miller and Liz Hansson were crowned the champions in their respective men's and women's divisions.
The Bearcats open the season Oct. 19 when they take on cross-town rival Xavier University at 3 p.m. at Keating Aquatics Center.
For more information about Saturday's meet, follow head coach Monty Hopkins (@CoachHopkinsUC) and assistant coach Mandy DiSalle (@MandyUCSwim) on Twitter and UC like Cincinnati Bearcats Swimming & Diving on Facebook.