Nov. 20, 2009
The University of Louisville swimming and diving team had a strong first day as the men are standing in first and the women second at the Purdue Invitational in W. Lafayette, Ind. The Cardinals won three races and two relays in the three day event.
"It was a good night and a strong start for us against a stellar field," said U of L head coach Arthur Albiero.
U of L men lead with 280.5, followed by Ohio State (270), Purdue (206) and Missouri State (68.5). The U of L women (207) trail only Michigan (211) and lead Purdue (185), Arkansas (164), Ohio State (132) and Missouri State (64).
The Cardinal sprinters reached the top of the podium as Whitney Campbell won for the women in 22.58. Kris Findorff won for the Cardinal men, posting a time of 20.39.
Rounding out the women's field in the 50-free, Nicole Landisch was second in 22.80, Liz Halet was sixth in 23.39 and Anna Dishuck was eighth in 24.63. For the men, Carlos Van Isschot was second (20.56), Brendon Andrews was fourth (20.59) and Sergiu Daghid was eighth (21.30).
Carlos Almeida won the 200-IM with a time of 1:48.17. Alex Burtch was fifth with a time of 1:51.18. Michael Haefner was sixth (1:51.22, just ahead of teammate Luke Wakefield (1:51.76). For the women, Leslie VanWinkle was third (2:01.10), Therese Bergstrom was fourth (2:02.08), Sarah Andrews was fifth (2:20.58) and Fanny Lilliestrom was sixth (2:02.62).
The men's 200-free relay touched first as Brendon Andrews
, Kris Findorff
, Carlos Van Isschot
and Chase Grimes
combined to post a 1:20.61. The women's foursome of Whitney Campbell
, Nicole Landish
, Anna Dishuck
and Liz Halet
finished second with a time of 1:30.62.
In the men's 400-medley relay, Carlos Van Isschot, Carlos Almeida, Pedro Oliveira and Brendon Andrews reached the wall first with a time of 3:15.97. The U of L women were second as Eszter Povazsay, Therese Bergstrom, Nicole Landisch and Whitney Campbell joined to post a time of 3:41.81 for second place.
U of L also scored in the 500-free, when Shane Lichtenberg touched second in 4:27.33. Riley Martin also swam in the A-final. Amanda Henleben finished tenth in 4:53.29.
Swimming continues tomorrow morning in W. Lafayette.