CINCINNATI (WHAS11) -- The University of Louisville men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams swept visiting BIG EAST rival Cincinnati Saturday afternoon at the Ralph Wright Natatorium. The Cardinal men won 184-100 and the Cardinal women won 188-104.
“It is great to back to racing after weeks where we were focused on intensive training,” said U of L head coach Arthur Albiero. “Clearly this meet shows we got in some really good work but now we have to turn our attention to championship preparation.”
U of L had 23 different swimmers win events and won all but two races. The Cards swept both boards in diving.
Multiple winners for the Cardinals included: Gisselle Kohoyda (100- and 200-breast), Kelsi Worrell (200 MR, 200-FR and 100-free), Caryle Blondell (200-MR, 100-back, 100-free, 200-FR), Kameron Chastain (200-MR, 200-FR and 100-breast), Tanja Kylliainen (100- and 200-fly). Abby Chin won the 200-free and the 400-IM with Nolan Tesone won the 200-back and 400-IM. Joao De Lucca took firsts in the 50-free and the 200-FR). Nikolas Sachs had the highest scores in both the 1-meter and the 3-meter board as did Hannah Gadd for the women. Eszter Povazsay won the 50-free and the 200-FR.
The women’s 200-medley relay team of Kelsi Worrell (26.38), Lucy Kramer (30.00), Jackie Sherrard (24.96), Krissie Brandenburg (23.75) posted the winning time of 1:45.09. The C relay team of Brittany Robinson, Tanja Kylliainen, Abby Chin and Breann McDowell were second in 1:46.61. The men won as well as Caryle Blondell (23.50) Kameron Chastain (24.97), Albert Lloyd (22.53) and Rudy Edelen (20.57).
In the grueling 1000-free, Victoria Mitchell touched first 10.15.66, Carly Munchel was second in 10:20.69. For the men, Bryan Draganosky took top honors leading wire to wire and posting a time of 9.25.65 lapping all but one competitor.
In the women’s 200 free, Abby Chin was first in 1:53.36 with teammate Lindsey Laporte touching third in 1:54.79. In the men’s 200-free, Alex Burtch powered to the wall in 1:40.68 with Albert Lloyd touching second in 1:40.88 for second. Samuel Hoekstra was third in 1:43.06 to make it a sweep.
In the women’s 100-back in a hotly contested finish, Krissie Brandenburg went 57.49 but was outtouched by UC’s Jessica Piper, who went 57.17. For the men, U of L’s Caryle Blondell went 50.83 and Aaron Young was second in 51.61 for a top two finish.
In the women’s 100-breast, Giselle Kohoyda was first in 103.56 Lucy Kramer was third with a time of 1:06.86. For the men, Kameron Chastain led the entire race, winning in 55.86 with Addison Bray touching second in 57.49 and Michael Haefner going 57.97 for the the 1-2-3 sweep.
In the 200-fly, Tanja Kylliainen was first 158.74 with a NCAA B-cut time. Kelsi Worrell touching second in 20212 and Emma Coakley completing the sweep with a 2:07.13 For the men, Kevin Bandy was first 1:51.87 and Juan Lopez was second in 1:52.42. Charlie Bolgan made it a sweep with a time of 1:55.00
In the women’s 50-free, Eszter Povazsay was first with a time of 23.88 with Grite Apanaviciute was in hot pursuit for second in 23.92. The men’s 50-free was won by Joao De Lucca, who went 20.97. Rudy Edelen was second in 21.33 with Linton Lemar sneaking in for third with a 21.44 for the 1-2-3 sweep for the Cardinals.
In the 100-free, Kelsi Worrell went 51.13 and got into the wall for first. Breann McDowell was second in 51.58 with Eszter Povazsay was third 51.73 for another sweep. For the men, Caryle Blondell went a blazing 44.34 and Samuel Hoekstra was second in 45.83 and Aaron Young was third in 46.81.
In the 200-back, UC’s Jessica Piper got her second win with a decisive 2:01.58 time for first. Erica Belcher was the top finisher for U of L with a second, going 2:03.21. Abby Chin was third with a time of 2:05.09. Freshman Nolan Tesone won for the men with a 1:49.19, followed by Juan Lopez 1:50.56. Brett McKenzie was third with a 1:55.68.
In the 3-meter diving was won by Hannah Gadd, who posted a 312.15 followed by Lindsey Stephens was second with a 294.75. Emily Stalmack was third with a 280.87. For the men, Nikolas Sachs had the highest score with a
In 1-meter diving, Nikolas Sachs posted the top score with a winning 306.67. Korey Schrock was second with a 249.60. Matt Ryan was third with a score of 248.70. Hannah Gadd posted the highest score in the women’s 1-meter with a score of 313.05. Lindsey Stephens was second with a 285.74.
In the 200-breast, Gisselle Kohoyda made it a sweep in the breast events with a win (2:17.77), followed by Tanja Kylliainen’s second place time of 2:24.21. In the 200-breast, Addison Bray beat out teammate Kameron Chastain with a time of 2:03.74 for the win. Chastain touched in 2:04.29 and Michael Haefner was third 2:08.12.
In the women’s 500-free, Breann McDowell was first with a 5:02.42 well ahead of the field. Teammate Lindsey LaPorte was second with a time of 5:07.62. Charlie Bolgan won the men’s 500-free with a time of 4:39.39, Kevin Bandy was second in 4:44.03 and Nate Bond was third with a 4:48.86.
Tanja Kylliainen had the fastest time in the 100-fly with a time of 56.26. U of L freshman Brittany Robinson was second with a 56.29. Albert Lloyd won the 100-fly in 50.19 with Pedro Coutinho touching second in 50.75. with a time of Aaron Young was third in 50.19.
Abby Chin won the 400-IM with a time of 4:24.78, with Victoria Mitchell touching second 4:32.52. For the men’s 400-IM, Nolan Tesone was first with a time of 4:00.75, besting the field by nine seconds. Brett McKenzie was second with a time of 4:09.96. Bryan Draganosky was third with a time of 4:11.62.
In the women’s 200-free relay the Louisville A-relay team went 1:35.58 for the win, as Kelsi Worrell (23.98), Krissie Brandenburg (23.94), Rachael Lewis (23.94) and Eszter Povazsay (23.69). For the men, Caryle Blondell (2:20.28), Samuel Hoekstra (20.03), Kameron Chastain (20.42) and Joao De Lucca (20.04) combined to post a 1:20.77 for the win.
“We had a great crowd today that included our loyal fan President Jim Ramsey,” said Albiero. “We are grateful for the support on a busy day in athletics.”