March 2, 2013
In all, the University of Louisville will send 24 swimmers into tonight's A-finals in the final night of competition at the BIG EAST Swimming and Diving Championship at the Indiana Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI.
In the 200-back, Erica Belcher qualified third with a time of 1:56.96. Eszter Povazsay was fourth in 1:57.17 and Victoria Mitchell will join her teammates with a 1:57.96.
The Cardinal men earned three of the top four spots in the 200-back, led by Nolan Tesone's 1:45.21. Juan Lopez was second in 1:46.04 and Evan Noble was fourth with a time of 1:46.96.
In the women's 100-free, U of L will send five forward to the A-finals as the sprint corps continue to provide point possibilities for the Cards. Kelsi Worrell put up the fastest time of 49.12, Breann McDowell was second in 49.42, Krissie Brandenburg was third in 50.08. Grite Apanaviciute (50.19) was fifth and Hanna Cowley was eighth with a 50.68 to set up a fast final this evening.
The men's 100-free A-final will be studded with Cardinals as U of L took the top four spots in the event, led by Caryle Blondell's
43.17. Joao De Lucca
was second in 43.68, Samuel Hoekstra
hit third in 43.82 just ahead of Alex Burtch's
In the 200-breast, Gisselle Kohoyda was U of L's top qualifier with a time of 2:13.22.
Three Cardinal men will advance to the A-final in the 200-breast. Addison Bray boarded a 1:55.90 for the top seed. Michael Haefner was second with 1:58.38 and Kameron Chastain was fifth in 1:59.52.
Tanja Kylliainen continues her tear in the BIG EASTs when she set a conference record in the prelims of the 200-fly with a 1:56.42. Freshman Devon Bibault will join her in the final, qualifying third with a 1:59.26.
U of L will see three men in the men's 200-fly A-finals tonight. Juan Lopez was fifth with a 1:48.17, Kevin Bandy was seventh 1:48.77 and freshman Brett MacKenzie earned the final spot with a 1:50.67.