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UC Knocks Off Transylvania in Dual Meet

For Immediate Release:
Nov. 20, 2011

UC Knocks Off Transylvania in Dual Meet

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. — The Union College swimming teams swept past Transylvania in a dual meet at the Robsion Arena Aquatic Center on Saturday. The UC men’s team took a 76-19 decision, while the women’s squad won 58-35.

In all, a total of 21 NAIA national qualifying times were achieved (11 A-cuts, 10 B-cuts), while the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs captured 18 of the 22 events swum on the afternoon (the men’s team won all 11 events contested in the meet).

“It was a good swim meet.” said head coach Rafael Forti. “We swam hard in all events. It was nice to see that most of our fundamentals were solid today, especially our turns, which were representing a problem for us in our last few meets.

“As a group, we are technically sound and have obtained a great aerobic base this fall. I believe once we develop more top speed, then our swims will become extremely competitive.”

Things kicked off for Union with their first win of the afternoon, which was notched by the men’s team in the 200-medley relay, where the Bulldogs hit the wall in 1:39.04 to take the event.

For the women, Renata Cabral and Callie Harrigan led the way for the Lady Bulldogs, each winning two events, apiece. Cabral won both the 50-free (25.05) and the 100-free (54.29), while Harrigan captured the 200-free (2:00.10) and the 100-back (1:02.42).

Other winners on the day for the women included Molly Fittro, who won the 500-free in 5:35.01, and Kristin Gimson, who captured the 1000-free with a mark of 11:41.04,

On the men’s side, UC had three two-time winners in Kyle Newhouse, Matthew Johnson, and Luis Ambrosio. Newhouse took both the 100-fly (56.18), and the 200-IM (2:03.86), Johnson captured the 1000-free (10:46.55) and 500-free (5:11.33), while Ambrosio won the 200-free (1:50.06), and 100-breast (1:02.29).

Other winners for Union included Roberto Bertholo, Jr. in the 50-free (22.35), Travis Strachan in the 100-free (48.21), and Louis Glavinos Jr. in the 100-back (56.60).

Union capped the day off with wins in both the men’s and women’s 200-free relay. The women’s team won with a time of 1:42.40, while the men’s team was victorious in 1:29.43.

Union returns to action on Dec. 2 when they host the 2011 Union College Winter Invitational.

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