Swimming and Diving Weekly News and Notes
Nov. 1, 2011
· The 2012 BIG EAST Conference Championships will be held in Pittsburgh, Pa. The diving competition will take place Feb. 10-12 with swimming action Feb. 15-18.
· A pair of individuals rank among the top-10 nationally in the men's 200-yard freestyle. Notre Dame's Frank Deyer is third with a time of 1:37.92 and Louisville's Joao De Lucca is fourth at 1:38.12.
· Brendon Andrews of Louisville ranks seventh nationally in the men's 100-yard backstroke at 48.75.
· Louisville's Carlos Almeida has the nation's third-fastest time in the 200-yard backstroke with 1:47.02. He also ranks second in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 54.36 while teammate Kameron Chastain ranks 10th in the event at 55.60. Almeida recorded a time of 2:00.35 in the 200 breaststroke to rank him at fourth nationally.
· The Cardinals' Pedro Oliveira ranks sixth in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:48.40.
· Two Louisville Cardinals rank in the 200-meter IM event with Tanja Kylliainen sitting at 10th nationally for the women with a time of 2:03.55 while Almeida ranks ninth among all men with 1:51.21.
· Louisville currently holds the nation's fifth fastest time in the men's 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:00.43
· Three 800 free relay teams are currently ranked among the NCAA leaders: West Virginia's women rank fourth with a time of 7:37.49. The Louisville men rank sixth at 6:58.63 while the West Virginia men are ninth with a time of 7:02.59.
· The Louisville women's 200 medley relay team ranks seventh with a time of 1:41.63. The Cardinals' men's 200 medley relay team ranks eighth with 1:30.20.
Top BIG EAST Times
Event Women Men
50 Freestyle Aileen Cole, Louisville - 23.56 Brendon Andrews, Louisville - 20.54
Chinyere Pigot, Connecticut - 23.56
100 Freestyle Kelly Ryan, Notre Dame - 51.12 Frank Dyer, Notre Dame - 44.57
200 Freestyle Kelly Ryan, Notre Dame - 1:49.26 Frank Dyer, Notre Dame - 1:37.92
500 Freestyle Victoria Mitchell, Louisville - 4:50.77 Frank Dyer, Notre Dame - 4:29.81
1650 Freestyle Michelle Berman, Rutgers - 17:36.13
100 Backstroke Eszter Povazsay, Louisville - 55.59 Brendon Andrews, Louisville - 48.75
200 Backstroke Eszter Povazsay, Louisville - 2:00.11 Pedro Oliveira, Louisville - 1:51.16
100 Breaststroke Helena Pikhartova, Cincinnati - 1:03.45 Carlos Almeida, Louisville - 54.36
200 Breaststroke Fanny Lilliestrom, Louisville - 2:15.50 Carlos Almeida, Louisville - 2:00.35
100 Butterfly Raine Thompson, Louisville - 55.84 Taylor Camp, West Virginia - 49.83
200 Butterfly Tanja Kylliainen, Louisville - 2:01.02 Pedro Oliveira, Louisville - 1:48.40
200 IM Tanja Kylliainen, Louisville - 2:03.55 Carlos Almeida, Louisville - 1:51.21
400 IM Emma Reaney, Notre Dame - 4:21.94 Jake Querciagrossa, West Virginia - 4:09.57
200 Freestyle Relay Villanova - 1:37.28 Pittsburgh - 1:25.45
400 Freestyle Relay Louisville - 3:26.60 Louisville - 3:00.43
800 Freestyle Relay West Virginia - 7:37.49 Louisville - 6:58.63
200 Medley Relay Louisville - 1:41.63 Louisville - 1:30.20
400 Medley Relay Rutgers - 3:50.09 Pittsburgh - 3:23.87
This week in BIG EAST Swimming and Diving
Tue. 1 Iona at Seton Hall 5 p.m.
Fri. 4 Notre Dame at Purdue 6 p.m.
Louisville at Pittsburgh 4 p.m.
Wagner at Rutgers all day
Sat. 5 Connecticut at Army Noon
Notre Dame at Valparaiso 1 p.m.
Seton Hall at Providence 2 p.m.