Xavier Swimming Faced Tough Louisville Squad

Carter Clark was part of Xavier's second-place effort in 200 free relay.

Carter Clark was part of Xavier's second-place effort in 200 free relay.

Oct. 11, 2013

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - In its second meet of the season, Xavier faced a talented Louisville squad. Both the men's and women's teams fell to the Cardinals, but will gear up for Saturday's meet with at the University of the Cumberlands.

"We always look forward to swimming a nationally ranked opponent this early in the season," said head coach Brent MacDonald. "It helps our team to really focus and be on top of our game right from the beginning of the season. With 17 freshmen we are still continuing to learn how our team responds in a meet environment. So far they have shown a great ability to step up to the challenge."

Nick Strader finished second in the men's 1000 free, finishing in a time 9:48.69. Nick Foster (9:57.47) and Kiernan McGeehan (10:01.80) also finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

Luke Johanns and Armando Moss had great showings in the 50 free. Johanns touched second with a time of 21.22 and Moss finished third with a time of 21.44.

Strader (4:47.17) and McGeehan (4:55.32) also faired well in the 500 free, finishing second and third, respectively. Xavier also had the third-fastest time in the 200 IM. Chad Thompson swam the race in 1:56.92.

The men closed the match with another second-place finish in the 200 free relay. Johanns, Rodrigo Suriano, Carter Clark and Moss teamed to post a time of 1:23.00.

Carolyn Stewart picked up a fourth-place finish in the 100 back, touching in 59.34. Maddie Day (1:09.07) gave the women's squad another fourth-place showing in the 100 breaststroke.

Stewart (2:08.36) later picked up a third-place finish in the 200 backstroke. She was followed by Jacquelyn Misanik, who touched fourth in 2:10.45.

Xavier will travel to Williamsburg, Ky., for a 2 p.m. match against Cumberlands.