BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky, January 27. THE University of Louisville men's and women's swim team split with intrastate rival Western Kentucky Saturday evening in Bowling Green. The women won 189-111. The men, hoping to hand the Hilltopper men their first loss of the season, fell 189-110.
U of L women move their record to 10-2 for the season with the men falling to 3-9. WKU men stay undefeated at 8-0 with the women moving to 6-2.
Amanda Henleben continued her dominance in the distance events won two races with wins in the 1000 free and the 500-free. In the 1000-free, she posted a time of 10:21.52, with teammate Ashley Jackson finishing second at 10:31.47. In the 500-free, Henleben was first with a time of 5:04.92 with teammate Leslie Van Winkle touching second with a time of 5:06.57.
Vali Preda stayed hot with three wins for the Cardinals. He took both the 100- and 200-breast and the 200-IM. In the 200-breast, he dominated with a three second lead on the next finisher, posting a time of 2:06.77. Diver Robbie Lewis swept both boards with a 303.95 on the 3-meter board and 277.12 on the 1-meter. Marianne Bradford was edged by the slimmest of scores in the 1-meter, posting a 247.32, just 2.02 behind WKU.
Another multiple event winner was Melanie Greyling who anchored the winning 200-medley relay team as well as taking the 200-free and the 100-free. Johanna Nyysti won two with a win as a part of the 200-medley relay team and the 100-breast. Heather Meng took second in the 100-breast but rallied to first in the 200-breast with a time of 2:21.79. She was a part of the winning 200-medley relay team as well.
Anna Dishuck flew to a first in the 50-free with a time of 23.05 and was first in the U of L top three sweep of the 200-IM, finishing just ahead of Jenny Schimenti and Leigh Smith. Smith also had a second in the 200-breast.
Abby Miller won the 200-fly as did Rafal Kuchta for the men to make it a Cardinal sweep.
Andrei Teudean raced well for a second in the 100-back, posting a time of 1:53.30 as did Chris Lindauer who was just out-touched by .49 for second in the 100-free.