Men's Swimming Edged by Tennessee

 
Kris Findorff won the 100-free for the Cardinals.

Kris Findorff won the 100-free for the Cardinals.

Oct. 23, 2009

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The University of Louisville men's swim team fell 168-132 to visiting Tennessee Friday afternoon in the Ralph Wright Natatorium.

U of L had winners in six events with Carlos Almeida winning the 100-breast and 200-IM and teammate Pedro Oliveira winning the 200-fly and 200-back as U of L's double winners. Kris Findorff took the 100-free and Riley Martin won the grueling 1000-free for the Cardinals.

"All credit to Tennessee, they came prepared and swam significantly faster than they did last week against LSU. I am pleased with how our team fought against a perennial SEC powerhouse," said Arthur Albiero. "This is a challenge to swim a high caliber team in October but our main focus is on Big Easts an dthe NCAA Championships . We raced and fought well but found lots of room for improvement between now and February and March. "

In the 200-medley relay, U of L finished second as the foursome of Carlos Van Isschot, Carlos Almeida, Tim Collins and Kris Findorff touched second in 1:30.66. The U of L B-relay team of Peyton Bobo, Sergiu Daghid, Rafal Kuchta and Matt Schlytter combined to finish third in 1:32.93.

In the grueling 1000-free, Tennessee's Geoff Sanders took an early lead and but could not hold off Riley Martin, who won 9:25.63. Michael Pryor touched fourth in 9:51.04.

In the 200-free, Brendon Andrews touched third in 1:41.40 as the top finisher.

In the 100 back, Carlos Van Isschot was out-touched to finish third in 50.91. Chase Grimes was fourth, touching in 51.33.

In the 100 breast, Carlos Almeida was first with a new pool record, touching in 55.43 Daghid was fourth in 57.44.

In 200-fly, U of L swept the top three spots, led by Pedro Oliveira who went 1:48.82. Rafal Kuchta was second (1:51.31) and Michael Pryor (1:52.27) snuck in for third.

In the 50-free, UT's Mike Derocco was first in 20.76, U of L's Kris Findorff was three one-hundreths of a second behind him for second (20.79). Brendon Andrews picked up fourth, going 21.32.

The Vols took the top three spots in 1 meter diving which was led by Ryan Helms who posted a 328.20. For Louisville, David Zamkov was the top finisher with a score of 267.82 to finish fourth.

In the 100-free, U of L's Kris Findorff was first in 45.66 with teammate Brendon Andrews hot in his wake for second in 45.85. Freshman Alex Burtch scored with his fifth place finish (47.07).

In the 200-back, Pedro Oliveira was first with a time of 1:48.90. Adam Isaacs was U of L's other scorer with a sixth i

In the 200-breast, UT's Brad Craig won in a pool record time of 2:00.94. Carlos Almeida was second, posting a time of 2:01.62. Sergiu Daghid was fourth with a time of 2:06.79.

In the 500-free, UT's Geoff Sanders was first in 4:34.14 with U of L's Michael Pryor touching second in 4:35.27 and Shane Lichtenberg touched third in 4:37.03.

In the 100-fly, Mike Derocco set a pool record of 48.96 with his win. Pedro Oliveira was the top U of L finisher with a third place finish in 49.92. Rafal Kuchta surged to fourth, touching in 50.65. Tim Collins was fifth in 51.01.

In 3-meter diving, UT took the top three spots led by Ryan Helms who posted a 371.02. U of L's David Zamkov was fourth with 263.10.

In the 200-IM, Carlos Almeida won with a time of 1:51.09 and freshman Alex Burtch touching third with a 1:54:44.

In the 400-free relay, the foursome of Brendon Andrews, Carlos Van Isschot, Chase Grimes and Kris Findorff touched in 3:02.57 which was under the pool record but second in the race.

 

 

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