Kayla Purkiser won the 1-meter diving.
Oct. 24, 2009
Cardinal swimmers Fanny Lilliestrom, Amanda Henleben and Nicole Landisch each had a pair of wins to lead the University of Louisville women's swim team to a 164-130 win over visiting Miami University Saturday afternoon in the Ralph Wright Natatorium.
Lilliestrom won the 100- and 200-breast with Henleben touching first in both distance events in the 1000- and 500-free. Nicole Landisch took the 50-free and the 100-fly for the win. Diver Kayla Purkiser won the 1-meter event and teammate Lindsey Stephens won the 3-meter board.
The Cardinals were down eight swimmers and a diver, as the U of L women were also competing in the SMU Classic in Dallas.
"It was great experience for everybody to get up and do well and each individual knew their role for the team. Everybody had to step up and deliver," said U of L coach Karin Olmsted. "It shows our depth and exposes areas where we might need improvements."
In the 400-medley relay, the U of L foursome of Kara Savegnago, Fanny Lilliestrom, Nicole Landisch and Anna Dishuck finished first with a time of 3:52.79. U of L also picked up third place points when Lacey Bobo, Sara Hartman, Grite Apanaviciute and Aileen Cole combined to post a 3:54.78.
In the 100-free Kara Favegnago touched first for the Cardinals in 52.34, and teammate Grite Apanaviciute was third in 53.26.
In the 500-free, Amanda Henleben picked up her second win with a time of 5:05.43, outpacing the field by almost six seconds.
In 1-meter diving, Kayla Purkiser just edged teammate Lindsey Stephens with a 276.90 for first place. Stephens won the 3-meter board with a score of 298.05 with Purkiser taking third with a score of 262.73.
U of L is idle until Nov. 6 when they visit BIG EAST rival Pittsburgh for a 5 p.m. meet.
"The next part of our schedule is all about the BIG EAST as we will have Pitt, WVU, Notre Dame and Cincinnati in dual meets which will be great competition that promotes healthy rivalries," said Olmsted.