Louisville vs. Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, January 22. THE University of Louisville men's and women's swimming and diving team won 21 of 32 events to sweep intrastate rival University of Kentucky in Lexington on Saturday afternoon in Lancaster Aquatic Center.

The Cardinals spoiled the Cats' Senior Day when the men won 186-115 and the women won 186-114. It is the second straight year that the Cardinals have swept their rivals.

Carlos Almeida had three wins with victories in the 100-breast, 200-breast, and the 200-IM as one of U of L's top scorers. Brendon Andrews took both the 100-back and the 100-free. Therese Bergstrom was a multiple event winner for the women with a win in the 100-breast, 200-breast as was Raine Thompson, who took the 200-fly and the 100-fly.

The meet started with an ominous tone when the Cardinals dropped the 200-medley relay for both the men and the women. But freshman Carly Munchel turned the tide with a win in the grueling 1000-free with a time of 10:13.77, almost three seconds ahead of teammate Lindsey LaPorte.

The next win for the Cardinals came when Alex Burtch took the 200-free , just edging UK's Albert Lloyd by .09 with a time of 1:40.17. Another freshman came through for the Cardinals when Mary Mittel won the 100-back in 55.72, just .02 ahead of UK's Chatham Penrod. Brendon Andrews won the 200-back for the men as the only swimmer to break 50 seconds with a time of 49.70 and the win.

U of L took both the men's and women's 100-breast when Therese Bergstrom finished two seconds ahead of the field with a time of 1:02.65. Carlos Almeida won the men's event with a time of 45.86.

The Cardinals took that momentum into the 200-fly when Raine Thompson won for the women (2:03.19) and Pedro Oliveira won for the men in 1:47.98.

Aileen Cole won the 50-free with a time of 23.44 right before Hannah Gadd won the 1-meter diving with a score of 304.45.

Brendon Andrews posted another win, hitting the wall in 45.33 in the 100-free. U of L won the men's and women's 200-back with Eszter Povazsay touching in 2:00.39 and Pedro Oliveira got his second win with a first for the men.

U of L won both the men's and women's 200-breast with Carlos Almeida repeating with a win in 2:01.23, a full three seconds ahead of the field. Therese Bergstrom won for the women in 2:16.31.

In the 500-free Lindsey LaPorte was first, nearly three seconds ahead of the field with a time of 4:58.51. Senior Shane Lichtenberg won the 500-free for the men in 4:31.55.

Raine Thompson, the reigning BIG EAST Swimmer of the Week, got her second win with a first in the 100-fly, going 55.78. Tim Collins was first to the wall in the men's 100-fly with a time of 50.00.

Fanny Lilliestrom won the 200-IM in 2:03.92 and Carlos Almeida got his third win with a first in the men's 200-IM in 1:51.14.

The wins were enough as Kentucky took all four relay events.

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