Swimming & Diving

Blue Team Dominates in Annual Blue-White Meet

by Chandler Brandes

Results are not made available for the Blue-White scrimmage.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky swimming and diving team kicked off the 2021-22 season with the annual blue-white intrasquad meet on Friday afternoon at the Lancaster Aquatic Center. The blue team dominated the meet, finishing with 306.5 points to the white team’s 276.5 en route to snapping the white team’s eight-year winning streak.

“It was a fun meet highlighted by the blue team winning for the very first time since I’ve been here,” said senior co-captain Riley Gaines. “I think this puts us in a really good spot for Indiana coming up, so we’re super excited. It was a fun environment for the last one for our seniors.”

The Wildcats competed in 32 events, including four diving events. Two meet records were broken during the fun, spirited scrimmage: Kyle Barker reset the mark in the men’s 100 back while Gaines eclipsed the record in the women’s 50 free.

“It was a good blue and white meet, and we ended it with the blue team on top,” said Barker. “A lot of the freshmen stepped up, and we’re excited for Indiana in 10 days.”

Women’s event winners:
200 medley relay – Lauren Poole, Bridget Engel, Izzy Gati, Riley Gaines (Blue)
1000 free – Sophie Sorenson (White)
200 free – Riley Gaines (Blue)
100 back – Lauren Poole (Blue)
100 breast – Bailey Bonnett (White)
200 fly – Izzy Gati (Blue)
50 free – Riley Gaines (Blue)
100 free – Riley Gaines (Blue)
200 back – Sophie Sorenson (White)
200 breast – Bailey Bonnett (White)
500 free – Kaylee Williams (Blue)
100 fly – Izzy Gati (Blue)
200 IM – Lauren Poole (Blue)
400 free relay – Kaitlynn Wheeler, Megan Drumm, Kaelan Daly, Sophie Sorenson (White) 
1-meter diving – Kyndal Knight (Blue)
3-meter diving – Kyndal Knight (Blue)

Men’s event winners:
200 medley relay – Jackson Mussler, Zane Rosely, Mason Wilby, Victor Martin Roig (White)
1000 free – Jakob Clark (White)
200 free – Max Berg (Blue)
100 back – Kyle Barker (Blue)
100 breast – Henry Miller (Blue)
200 fly – Cooper Drouillard (Blue)
50 free – Max Berg (Blue)
100 free – Jakob Clark (White)
200 back – Kyle Barker (Blue)
200 breast – Henry Miller (Blue)
500 free – Jakob Clark (White)
100 fly – Mason Wilby (White)
200 IM – Timmy Ellett (Blue)
400 free relay – Victor Martin Roig, Jakob Clark, Michael Belair, Mason Wilby (White)
1-meter diving – Danny Zhang (White)
3-meter diving – Rodrigo Romero (White)

The Wildcats are back in action on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. ET for a tri-meet with Indiana and Indiana State at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center in Bloomington. The full 2021-22 schedule can be found here.

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