Women's S&D defeats Vanderbilt

In the Women's Swimming and Diving opener, the Cats took down Vanderbilt 187-72. Head Coach Lars Jorgenson said after the meet, "I thought we really brought a lot of energy today and I was pleased with the consistent effort from our team throughout the meet. We have a lot of people, like Morgan Belli, who really stepped up today. Our roster is a lot deeper this year, so the competitiveness in practice has been great. We’re not satisfied yet because it’s the beginning of the season, but it’s a good start.”

Going in to this meet, Jorgenson said it would be a good determination of where this team is and what they still need to work on. It looks like this team is in good shape going in to the season and looking to build on the confidence.

Some impressive highlights

  • Of the 16 events, UK took first in all but one and had seven 1-2-3 sweeps.

  • Sr. Morgan Belli swept in breaststroke, posting 1:02.02 int he 100-yd breaststroke and a 2:17.05 in the 200 breast.

  • So. Asia Seidt won the 50- and 200-freestyle with times of 23.12(50) and 1:49.01(200).

  • Jr. Geena Freriks won the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:54.06 and won by more than 10 seconds.

  • Ali Gayler and Bridgette Alexander posted NCAA B cuts in the 200 backstroke.

  • Fr. Bailey Bonnett posetd NCAA B cut time of 4:57.59 in the 500 free.

The Kentucky Men and Women will take on Eastern Michigan on Oct. 14 at home in the Lancaster Aquatic Center at 1pm.