UK Swimming & Diving Visits Cincinnati for Final Dual Meet
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky swimming & diving will compete at its final dual meet of the season this Friday when the Cats head north to Cincinnati to face the Bearcats at Keating Aquatic Center. Diving will begin at 1 p.m. with swimming to follow at 4 p.m.
Live results will be available through the Meet Mobile App. The meet will also be streamed on the Cincinnati Bearcats YouTube channel.
The Kentucky women sit at No. 14 in the latest CSCAA rankings and are coming off two-consecutive dual meet wins against top-10 opponents, defeating both No. 9 Georgia and No. 6 Louisville. The Cats swept the podium in three events (100 back, 100 breast, 200 back, 200 breast) vs. Louisville and were led by senior Beth McNeese and fifth-year Kyndal Knight who won two events apiece. In all, 25 personal bests were set on the women’s side, including three from junior Bridget Engel. Freshman Lydia Hanlon placed first in the 200 backstroke and second in the 100 backstroke on her way to earning SEC Freshman of the Week honors.
The Kentucky men enjoyed several outstanding individual performances against the Cardinals their last time in the pool with nine personal bests set. Sophomore Nick Caruso set a new UK record in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 9:39.54, while fifth-year Mason Wilby tallied three individual victories.
Cincinnati has swept its last two dual meets with wins over Kenyon College and Xavier. The Bearcats and Wildcats were both participants at the Ohio State Invitational back in November where UC took sixth in the men’s competition and 10th on the women’s side. Kentucky finished third (women’s) and fifth (men’s) in Columbus.
UK and UC met at Lancaster Aquatic Center last season with the Kentucky men and women both emerging victorious. Kentucky has swept 12 straight dual meets against Cincinnati dating back to the 2009-10 season.