Swim & Dive maintain their position on day two of the OSU Invitational – UK Athletics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Day two of the Ohio St. Invitational ended Friday night at the McCorkle Aquatic Center with Kentucky swimming and diving in third place for women and sixth place for men.

The Wildcat women own a score of 1,402 while the men sit at 635.50.

Kentucky picked up three wins that day, all on the women’s side. First, jumper Kyndal Knight won her second event of the competition, winning the women’s 1 meter dash with a score of 329.25. Earlier in the day, Knight posted a new career high of 339.20 in qualifying, the second best mark ever in Britain.

Lauren Poole became Kentucky’s other individual winner on day two, swimming an NCAA B standard time of 4:07.13 in the 400 IM to edge out second place teammate Gillian Davey.

The Wildcats’ third and final victory came in the evening’s final event when the women’s 800m free relay with Izzy Gati, Kaitlynn Wheeler, Beth McNeese and Poole took first place in the A Finals in 7:06.18 minutes.

Freshman Lydia Hanlon and junior Torie Buerger both had career days and set personal bests in the morning qualifying swims over 100 backstroke. Hanlon’s time of 53.20 ranks her ninth on the UK all-time list, while Buerger moves up to eighth with 53.03. Freshman Grace Frericks joined her teammates in the all-time top 10 with a 53.65 swim in the 100 backstroke final.

Denise Phelan found her way into the program’s all-time top 10 in the 100 breaststroke, posting a 1:01.15 to join teammate Olivia Mendenhall in ninth place in Kentucky history.

The Cats will be back tomorrow for the final day of competition with 1650 Free, 200 Back, 100 Free, 200 Breast, 200 Fly, 400 Free Relay and Platform Dive.

UK Event Winner

  • 1m diving women – Kyndal Knight (329.25)
  • Women’s 400 IM – Lauren Poole (4:07.36)
  • Women’s 800-meter free relay – Gati, Wheeler, McNeese, Poole (7:06.18)

NCAA B cuts

  • Caitlin Brooks – 100 flies (53.20)
  • Gillian Davey – 400 IM (4:07.36)
  • Lauren Poole – 400 IM (4:07.13)
  • Zane Rosely – 400 IM (3:50.24)
  • Anna Haven’s Rice – 400 IM (4:16.10)
  • Kaitlynn Wheeler – 200 Free (1:45.55)
  • Izzy Gati – 200 Free (1:46.71) *Preheats
  • Max Berg – 200 Free (1:35.42) *Prelims
  • Denise Phelan – 100 Boobs (1:01.15)
  • Olivia Mendenhall – 100 Boobs (1:01.45)
  • Gillian Davey – 100 Boobs (1:01.12)
  • Bridget Engel – 100 chest (1:01.48)
  • Caitlin Brooks – 100 back (52.17) *heats
  • Torie Citizens – 100 back (53.03) * Prelim
  • Lydia Hanlon – 100 back (53.20) * Prelim
  • Grace Frericks – 100 back (53.65)

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