Xavier Swimming Competes Well, But Falls To Cincinnati

Erik Biernat swam well in the butterfly, winning both races against the Bearcats.

Erik Biernat swam well in the butterfly, winning both races against the Bearcats.

Oct. 18, 2013

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CINCINNATI - Despite swimming well against crosstown-foe Cincinnati, Xavier's men's and women's swimming teams fell in the annual dual meet. UC won the men's match, 183-111, and took the women's meeting, 199-85.

"It was frustrating to swim so well tonight and lose on both sides," said head coach Brent MacDonald. "I was really pleased with the effort all day long and we need to carry that momentum into Saturday."

Xavier's men's team started off strong, winning the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:34.31. The men got their second win from Chad Thompson, who closed the 100 back in 52.15. Thompson (1:53.60) dominated the backstroke events, also winning the 200. Rodrigro Suriano followed Thompson in the 200 with a second-place effort (1:54.88).

Following Thompson's lead, Erik Biernat owned the butterfly races. His time of 1:55.01 was nearly seventh-tenths of a second faster than second place in the 200. Biernat later won the 100 fly, closing the event in 51.23.

The Musketeers won both freestyle sprints. Armando Moss (21.41) took the 50 free and Luke Johanns (46.35) claimed the 100 free.

Thompson closed a sensational meet by winning the 200 IM. He finished with a time of 1:55.75, over 1.5 seconds faster than the next competitor.

Carolyn Stewart gave the women's side its first victory, taking the 100 back with in 59.08. Jacquelyn Misanik (1:00.26) took third in the event. Stewart (2:09.61) and Misanik (2:10.02) also had strong showings in the 200 back, finishing second and third, respectively.

XU's women's team picked up points from Lynn Brotherton (1:01.56), Kelsie Johns (1:01.79) and Ashley Whitely grabbed points in the 100 fly, taking second, third and fourth in order. The women closed the meet exceptionally in the 400 free, grabbing the second, third and fourth place spots.

It's a short turn-around for the Musketeers, who travel to Oxford, Ohio, for a 2 p.m. meet against the RedHawks of Miami on Saturday afternoon. The meet will be held at the Corwin M. Nixon Aquatic Center.