Feb. 1, 2013
The University of Louisville men's and women's swim team fell to visiting Indiana Univer sity in the final home meet of the dual season. The #15 women fell to the #13 ranked IU 160-140 and the #15men fell to the #6 Hoosiers 193-107.
"It was two different meets out there today," said U of L head coach Arthur Albiero. "Our women battled hard and swam well and held off many of IU's charges. We had a shot, because a 20 point difference in a dual meet is a matter of a few places in two or three races. On the men's side, however, we got the best of IU last year and they got us back tonight. We thought we had a chance to get them but they came in ranked really high and although we played to our strengths a few things got away here and there. The score is not indicative of how close a lot of the races were. Now we all need to sharpen up as we prepare for championship time."
U of L freshman Kelsi Worrell won the 100- and 200-free, with Tanja Kylliainen taking top honors in the 200-fly and the 400-IM. On the men's side, Caryle Blondell had a strong outing, winning the 50-free, the 100-free and the 400-free relay. Teammate Joao De Lucca had wins in the 200-free and the 400-free relay. Diver Hannah Gadd won the 3-meter board.
Below is a race by race synopsis:
In the 200-medley relay, the Cardinal foursome of Krissie Brandenburg (26.16), Gisselle Kohoyda (29.05), Tanja Kylliainen (24.94) and Grite Apanaviciute (22.68) touched second with time of 1:42.83. The men touched second with a time of 1:29.63 behind the pool record time for the Hoosiers of 1:28.53. Caryle Blondell led off the backstroke leg with a 22.84 with breaststroker Kameron Chastain posting a 24.57. Aaron Young was next in the fly with a 22.72 and Samuel Hoekstra anchored with a 19.50.
In the grueling 1000-free, the top Cardinal was Victoria Mitchell, who boarded a 10:01.29 for third and Abby Chin was fourth in 10:10:44. The men's top finisher was Bryan Draganosky, who touched 9:23.06 for third.
In the women's 200-free, Kelsi Worrell was first at the halfway mark and then battled Lindsay Vrooman down the stretch for the win in 1:47.29 (NCAA B-cut). McDowell was third, and went 1:50.24. For the men, Joao De Lucca, who holds the fastest time in the nation coming into the meet, led wire to wire for the for 1:36.92 win and an NCAA B-cut. Albert Lloyd's 1:40.55 was good for fourth. Alex Burtch was fifth, going 1:40.56.
In the women's 100-back, Eszter Povazsay was second in 55.84. Teammate Brittany Robinson was third for 56.00. For the men, U of L's Nolan Tesone was third in 51.66. Evan Noble was fourth with a time of 51.29, with Aaron Young touching fifth with a 51.66.
In the women's 100-breast, U of L's Gisselle Kohoyda was third with a time of 1:03.99. In the 100-breast, Kameron Chastain battled a talented field, and touched second with a 55.75. Michael Haefner was fourth 57.08.
In the 200-fly, Tanja Kylliainen went out quickly and then held on for the 1:58.99 win. In the men's 200-fly. In the men's event, Juan Lopez stayed in the mix, dueling IU's Steve Schmuhl down the stretch for a second place in 1:50.98.in Kevin Bandy was fourth with a time of 1:53.01
In the women's 50-free, Kelsi Worrell blazed home with a first place time of 22.92 (NCAA B-cut). Grite Apanaviciute was second in 23.42. In the men's 50-free, Caryle Blondell gutted it out for the win in 20.22, with an opening split of 9.99. Samuel Hoekstra was third in 20.56 and Joao De Lucca held on for fourth with a 20.64.
In the women's 100-free, Kelsi Worrell powered to the wall in 49.78(NCAA-b cut) for the win with teammate, Grite Apanaviciute hitting second in 51.11. For the men, in a loaded field, Caryle Blondell was first at the halfway point and then held on for the win at 44.31. Joao De Lucca was second in 44.50
In the 200-back, Victoria Mitchell was second in 2:00.71 for U of L. Erica Belcher was third in 2:00.98 to add points for the Cards. For the men in the 200-back, Juan Lopez was fourth with a time of 1:48:78.
In the 200-breast, Gisselle Kohoyda touched third in 2:15.25 (NCAA B-cut). For the men, Kameron Chastain was second at the halfway point and then held on for second in 2:03.41 in a tightly contested race.
In the 500-freestyle, Victoria Mitchell was the top finisher with a third place finish, boarding a 4:57.09. Cardinal Abby Chin was fourth in 4:58.17. For the men's event, Bryan Draganosky was fourth in 4:35.48 for the top Cardinal distance man.
In the 3-meter diving event, Hannah Gadd put up a score of 326.48 for the win. Teammate Lindsey Stephens was third, just a point behind second place. For the men, Nikolas Sachs was eighth with a score of 315.97.
In the 1-meter diving event, Hannah Gadd was second by just six one-hundreths of a point with a 310.20, just edged by IU's Amy Cozad's 310.87. Cardinal Lindsey Stephens was third with a score of 288.60. Nikolas Sachs was fourth for the men with a 327.82.
In the 100-fly, Brittany Robinson was just out-touched for second with a 55.41, just behind IU's Haley Lips, who touched in 55.25. Devon Bibault was third with a time of 55.50 in a wild finish. In the men's 100-fly, Albert Lloyd posted a time of 50.31 in 100-fly for third, with teammate Pedro Coutinho touching fourth in 50.37.
In the 400-IM, Tanja Kylliainen was first after the fly, and stayed there during the breast leg, and the first half of the final freestyle leg before pulling away for a full body length win in 4:16.85 and an NCAA B-cut time. Abby Chin was fourth, with a time of 4:25.23. In the men's event, at the end of the backstroke leg, Juan Lopez was second, but fell behind to fifth going into the final freestyle leg. Freshman Nolan Tesone made a move to finish third in 4:00.06 with Lopez touching sixth in 4:06.44.
In the final event, the 400-free relay, the foursome of Kelsi Worrell (50.39), Grite Apanaviciute (50.36), Breann McDowell (50.81) battled neck and neck with U of L taking the lead at the halfway point. U of L anchor Eszter Povazsay (51.05) was just edged in the anchor lap in a race to the wall for a 3:22.61.
For the men's 400-free relay, Caryle Blondell (43.87) gave the lead to Samuel Hoekstra (44.71) the second Cardinal in the water. He maintained the lead for Alex Burtch (44.07), who spread the lead to a full body length for De Lucca (44.43). The big Brazilian brought home the win for a new pool record, a full four seconds ahead of the field with a time of 2:57.08.