Kentucky Sits in Fifth After Day Two of UT Invite
Ferrucci claims second in one-meter dive
Tenn. – The University of Kentucky swimming and diving teams saw more
success today in the second day of the three-day University of
Tennessee Invitational in theJones Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tenn.,
powered by swims from Megan Eppler, Cristina Bechtel, Matt Russell, and
“We’ve had some great swims,” UK head coach
Gary Conelly said. “Megan Eppler was really outstanding in the
50-freestyle and Christina Bechtel was great in the 100-butterfly. As a
team, we have struggled a little bit with the format racing a 50-meter
course in the morning and a 25-meter course at night. I wish we were
qualifying more for the night swims because our night swims have been
As a team, Kentucky sits in fifth place
overall, tallying 575.5 points so far through the 18 events that have
been completed. The leader of the meet is Louisville, who has an
overall team score of 1169.5. Tennessee, LSU and Arkansas are also
among Southeastern Conference teams in the meet that are in the top six
as a team so far through the two days of completion.
Russell swam a 55.86 in the 100-yard breaststroke today, just less than
a half of a second off of his career-best time of 55.34 in the event.
head coach Gary Conelly described Travis Green as having ‘the meet of
his life’. Green swam a 4:86.26 in the 500-freestyle, and today
finished fourth in the 400-individual medley, posting a time of
3:59.48, grabbing 15 points for the Wildcats.
diving boards, Greg Ferrucci continued his stellar season for the Blue
and White with a second-place finish in the one-meter dive, posting a
score of 366.00. Ferrucci was joined in the top-15 by John Fox and Zach
Peterson for UK.
“Greg Ferrucci has shined both days for us, and we are looking for a strong finish to the meettomorrow.” Conelly said.
Bechtel had another great meet for UK, as Bechtel posted a 54.16 in the
100-butterfly, good enough for a top-ten finish. Bechtel yesterday
posted many quality finishes for UK as well, making her one of the
standouts in the meet for the Wildcats.
posted a 271.90 in the three-meter diving competition, placing in the
top-10 in the meet. Cabot was accompanied by Sarah Chewning and Lindsay
Keahey in thetop-20, who posted scored of 238.90 and 211.90