Swimming & Diving
Six Swimmers Place in top 10 in UK Record Books

Senior Kayla Sergesketter swam the fastest women's 200 free in UK history on Saturday.

Senior Kayla Sergesketter swam the fastest women's 200 free in UK history on Saturday.

Feb. 18, 2011

Complete Results

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Seniors Kayla Sergesketter, Chatham Penrod, and Chip Aplin, juniors Claire Archibald and Matt Russell and sophomore Ramon Walton each swam times that put them in the top-10 all-time in UK history in their respective events on Saturday, day three of the Southeastern Conference Swimming Championships in Gainesville, Fla.

Sergesketter swam the fastest women’s 200 freestyle in UK history, Penrod and Archibald swam the second and fifth fastest women’s 100 backstrokes in UK history, Aplin and Russell swam the fourth and seventh fastest men’s 100 breaststrokes in UK history, and Walton swam the fourth fastest time in the men’s 100 back in UK history.

Sergesketter qualified for the consolation finals of the women’s 200 free with a time of 1:48.07, a career best mark at the time. In the finals however, Sergesketter destroyed that mark and the previous program-best with a time of 1:47.24, 0.83 seconds faster than her preliminary time and .18 seconds faster than the program’s previous best time set by Rachel Komisarz (1:47.42) in 1999. Sergesketter finished the event with a 10th-place overall finish.

Penrod finished in seventh place in the women’s 100 backstroke finals with a time of 53.40, but swam a 53.09 in prelims to qualify for the finals. Penrod, who already holds the two fastest 100 back times in UK history, now owns the top three as her time of 53.09 was just .01 seconds behind the all-time best mark she had set one year ago.

Archibald, who qualified for the women’s 100 back consolation finals, swam a 54.95 in the finals, but a 54.86 in the prelims to earn the fifth fastest time in UK history.

Aplin swam a career-best time in the men’s 100 breast prelims Saturday morning, and then topped himself by .8 seconds to finish in 54.06 and earn the fourth fastest time in UK history, just .05 behind the second fastest time. Aplin finished in seventh place in the men’s 100 breast finals.

Following Aplin in the 100 breast was junior Matt Russell who also swam a lifetime best time and the seventh fastest time in UK history. Russell finished the 100 breast with a time of 55.34 in both the prelims and finals to finish in 13th place overall, and fifth in the consolation finals. Freshman Carlos Sierra also swam a lifetime best in the men’s 100 breast with a time of 56.57.

Walton led the way for the Cats in the men’s 100 backstroke with the fourth best time in program history. Walton qualified for the consolation finals with a time of 48.59 in the preliminaries. In the finals, Walton improved upon his time and finished in 48.55 to earn a 15th-place finish. Sophomore Jonathan Keltner also competed in the men’s 100 back, tapping in at 50.47, a career best.

Lindsey Graessle led the women in the 100 breast with a time of 1:02.01 to finish in 13th place. Junior Jenna Willis followed Graessle with a time of 1:03.60, a career best.

The women’s 100 butterfly was led by junior Mandy Myers and sophomore Kelcy Perry. Myers and Perry both qualified for the consolation finals and finished in 12th and 16th, respectively, with times of 54.38 and 54.84 in the finals. Perry swam a time of 54.74 in the prelims in order to qualify for the finals. Freshman Diana Norkus (55.35), Lindsay Lash (55.91), Anna Mattox (56.21) and Jenna Newsome (56.50) also competed in the women’s 100 butterfly on Saturday. Norkus, Lash, Mattox and Newsome each earned season-best times. Norkus’ time of 55.35 was not only a lifetime best, it was also the ninth best in program history.

Competing in the women’s 200 free with Sergesketter was sophomore Megan Eppler (1:49.90), junior Chelsea Peterson (1:50.06) and freshman Kristen Wilson (1:50.28). All three swimmers finished with career-best times.

Following Penrod and Archibald in the women’s 100 back was sophomore Kelcy Perry (55.29), junior Lindsay Lash (55.61), and freshmen Marisa McGlynn (56.78) and Samantha Wright (56.98). Lash and McGlynn’s times were both season bests.

Freshman William Heidler earned a career best time in the men’s 400 individual medley on Saturday by tapping in with a time of 3:55.84. Sophomore Tripp Crosthwaite also turned in a career best in the 400 IM, finishing in 3:57.20.

Freshman Kelly Titus dismantled her previous lifetime best in the women’s 400 IM by over eight seconds, finishing in 21st with a time of 4:18.14.

The Cats just barely missed out on sending two swimmers to the consolation finals in the men’s 100 butterfly with 17th and 18th-place finishes from sophomores David Sanders and Keltner. Sanders and Keltner both swam lifetime bests. Following Sanders and Keltner was freshman Stephen Wimmer (50.17), senior Colin Faris (50.90) and junior Ben Russell (51.04), who also all swam lifetime bests.

Sophomores Travis Green (1:37.88) and Pat Kemme (1:41.12), senior Reinhardt Strijdom (1:41.13), freshman Jake Thomas (1:41.16) and sophomore John Bullock (1:42.89) competed in the men’s 200 free. Green led the way for UK with an 18th-place finish. Green, Kemme and Thomas each earned career- and season-best times in the race.

Sunday, the final day of the SEC Swimming Championships, will feature the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 1,650 free and 400-free relays. Preliminaries will begin at 10 a.m. ET and the finals will follow at 6 p.m.

Updated stats from the SEC Swimming Championships can be accessed throughout the week at: http://www.gatorzone.com/swimmingdiving/tour/sec/2011/files/livestats/index.htm

The championships will be broadcast on a live stream on the Internet at: http://www.gatorzone.com

Check out UKathletics.com each day for results from the SEC Swimming Championships and all Kentucky swimming and diving news.

SEC Swimming Championships
Feb. 16-19, 2011
Gainesville, Fla.

DAY THREE (Kentucky results only)

Men’s 400 IM
20. William Heidler (3:55.84)
24. Tripp Crosthwaite (3:57.20)

Women’s 400 IM
21. Kelly Titus (4:18.14)

Men’s 100 butterfly
17. David Sanders (48.59)
18. Jon Keltner (48.61) 
28. Stevie Wimmer (50.17)
30. Colin Faris (50.90)
32. Ben Russell (51.04)

Women’s 100 butterfly
12. Mandy Myers (54.48 – Prelims) (54.38 – Finals)
16. Kelcy Perry (54.74 – Prelims) (54.84 – Finals)
22. Diana Norkus (55.35)
24. Lindsay Lash (55.91)
29. Anna Mattox (56.21)
32. Jenna Newsome (56.50)
-- Carmen Pleasant (58.15)        

Men’s 200 freestyle
18. Travis Green (1:37.88)
31. PK Kemme (1:41.12)
32. Reinhardt Strijdom (1:41.13)
33. Jake Thomas (1:41.16)
37. John Bullock (1:42.89)

Women’s 200 freestyle
10. Kayla Sergesketter (1:48.07 – Prelims) (1:47.24 – Finals)
19. Megan Eppler (1:49.90)
20. Chelsea Peterson (1:50.06)
22. Kristen Wilson (1:50.28)

Men’s 100 breaststroke
7. Chip Aplin (54.87 – Prelims) (54.06 – Finals)
13. Matt Russell (55.34 – Prelims) (55.34 – Finals)
20. Carlos Sierra (56.57)

Women’s 100 breaststroke
13. Lindsey Graessle (1:01.74 – Prelims) (1:02.01 - Finals)
22. Jenna Willis (1:03.60)

Men’s 100 backstroke
15. Ramon Walton (48.59 – Prelims) (48.55 - Finals)
25. Jon Keltner (50.47)
-- Nick Crosthwaite  (51.55)

Women’s 100 backstroke
7. Chatham Penrod (53.09 – Prelims) (53.40 – Finals) 
14 Claire Archibald (54.86 – Prelims) (54.95 – Finals)
19 Kelcy Perry (55.29)
23 Lindsay Lash (55.61)
27 Marisa McGlynn (56.78)
28 Samantha Wright (56.98)

Men’s 400-medley relay
8. Kentucky – Ramon Walton, Chip Aplin, David Sanders, Colin Faris (3:16.09)

Women’s 400-medley relay
6. Kentucky – Chatham Penrod, Lindsey Graessle, Mandy Myers, Kayla Sergesketter (3:38.59)

TEAM SCORES (including diving results from Feb. 11-13)
1. Auburn – 574
2. Florida – 547
3. Tennessee – 443.5
4. Georgia – 347
5. LSU – 215.5
6. Alabama – 182
7. KENTUCKY – 165
8. South Carolina – 153

1. Georgia – 515
2. Florida – 463
3. Auburn – 425
4. Tennessee – 314.5
5. LSU – 295
6. South Carolina – 203
7. KENTUCKY – 179
8. Arkansas – 149
9. Alabama – 141.5
10. Vanderbilt – 64



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