Miller Leads Cats At Nike Cup
Swimming and diving teams dive into invitational wins.
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Nov. 18, 1999) -- The University of Kentucky swimming and diving teams kicked off the first day of the Nike Cup Invitational on Thursday with Kelley Miller, David Tweedie, and Clayton Moss leading the way.
Kelley Miller swam her way to a second-place finish in the finals of the 500-yard freestyle. Seeded fourth heading into the finals, Miller moved up two places finishing second with a time of 4:55.58.
Also on the women's side, freshman Lisa Beavers finished third in the 50 freestyle.
The UK women's 200 freestyle relay finished third, while the women's 400 medley relay placed fourth overall.
Junior David Tweedie finished third in the finals of the men's 500 freestyle with a time of 4:30.95.
Freshman diver Clayton Moss captured the men's one-meter diving event. Sophomore Aaron Kirkpatrick placed fourth on the one-meter event.
Carrie Knoeber, Sarah Fields, and Michelle Glowatch went three-four-five on the three-meter diving event. Freshman Kelli Frost finished eighth on the three-meter.
"We are real happy with they way the kids swam today," UK coach Gary Conelly said. "We didn't bring all our big guns but all the ones we have stepped up. I can't think of one bad swim. The divers had a really good day as well, especially on the men's side so we are excited for the next two days of competition."
Day two of the three day Nike Cup meet begins Friday with preliminaries in the morning and the finals in the evening.
Agate Women's 200 Freestyle Relay 3 UK-A (Beavers, Priester, Hoppe, Inzetta) 1:37.60 18 UK-B (Neal, Carter, Clifford, Buske) 1:42.75 Men's 200 Freestyle Relay 9 UK-A (Watkins, Perkins, Palmer, Cuker) 1:27.14 21 UK-B (Nilson, Nath, Fowler, Waldrop) 1:32.72 Women's 500 Freestyle 2 Miller UK 4:55.58 11 Sullivan UK 5:02.50 15 Johnston UK 5:03.47 22 Clifford UK 5:10.35 Men's 500 Freestyle 3 Tweedie UK 4:30.95 16 Kuendig UK 4:39.34 19 Nath UK 4:42.34 Women's 200 IM 23 Sarah Carter UK 2:11.70 Men's 200 IM 13 Aaron Cuker UK 1:55.03 26 Matt Nilson UK 1:59.49 29 Bernard Fowler UK 2:00.45 Women's 50 Freestyle 3 Lisa Beavers UK 23.97 8 Jennifer Priester UK 24.46 14 Sarah Hoppe UK 24.44 20 Tracy Sullivan UK 25.67 34 Michelle Inzetta UK 25.55 36 Emily Buske UK 25.60 39 Kelly Neal UK 25.69 Men's 50 Freestyle 9 Roger Watkins UK 21.33 34 Derek Perkins UK 22.04 44 Brett Palmer UK 22.26 50 Josh Waldrop UK 22.76 Women's 400 Medley Relay 4 UK-A (Carter, Clifford, Buske, Beavers) 3:54.48 18 UK-B (Neal, Inzetta, Johnston, Hoppe) 4:07.71 Men's 400 Medley Relay 12 UK-A (Nath, Cuker, Nilson, Tweedie) 3:30.35 16 UK-B (Fowler, Waldrop, Palmer, Watkins) 3:31.92 Women's 3-Meter Diving 3 Carrie Knoeber UK 426.20 4 Sarah Fields UK 410.35 5 Michelle Glowatch UK 410.30 8 Kelli Frost UK 398.50 Men's 1-Meter Diving 1 Clayton Moss UK 520.05 4 Aaron Kirkpatrick UK 444.20