Cats Claim Exhibition Victories in the Sunshine State
The University of Kentucky swimming squads earned exhibition victories Wednesday over Indian River Community College in Ft. Pierce, Fla. With seven individual event victories, the UK men turned in a 102-85 win, while the UK women tallied a 102-89 decision by way of five individual-event wins.
Sophomore Jamie Saxe earned the first win for the UK women with a time of 10:46.94 in the 1000-yard freestyle event. Senior Amanda Bourgeois’ time of 1:56.09 was good for first place in the 200-yard freestyle. Junior Jessica Siegele narrowly defeated Wildcat freshman Nikia Deveaux in the 50-yard freestyle, giving the Cats the top two finishers in the event. Sophomore Brennan Moore would capture the 200-yard individual medley and junior Caitlin Muldoon took the 500-yard freestyle.
Sophomore Daniel Farnham led the UK men with victories in the 100 and 200-yard freestyle events. Freshman Alejandro Bravo turned in a quality showing in the 100-yard backstroke, winning the event with a time of 52.88. Sophomore Steven Manley and juniors Tim Patrick, Daniel Cruz, and Jerram Chudleigh also went on to post individual-event victories. The UK men captured the 200-yard medley relay, as well.
The Cats (2-2, 0-2) return to the pool this Saturday against Southeastern Conference-rival South Carolina. The meet begins at 11 a.m. EST at UK’s Lancaster Aquatic Center.