Illinois and Kentucky Relays on Deck for UK Swimming and Diving
The Kentucky Swimming & Diving team begins its season this weekend with a pair of home meets at the Lancaster Aquatic Center.
On Friday, the women will host Illinois at 4 p.m. The Wildcat women had a very successful season in 2004-05. The Cats finished fourth in the Southeastern Conference and 18th at the NCAA Championships, which was the second highest finish in school history.
The UK women return all but four letterwinners from last year’s squad. The Cats will be led by returning honorable mention All-American senior swimmers Shantel Commander, Laura Graham and diver Jessica Thompson. The Cats also return junior Taryn Ignacio, the reigning SEC diving champion in the platform and 1-meter.
Saturday at 1 p.m., both the men and women will be competing against Union College, Asbury College, Cumberland, and Transylvania in the annual Kentucky Relays. Last season the Wildcat women claimed all 12 events and totaled 140 points. The men won 11 of 12 events and had a score of 126.
Fans can check ukathletics.com for recaps and results of both meets.