The end of the season is almost upon us fr swimming and diving. And that means it was rivalry weekend. Notre Dame visited the Ralph Wright Natatorium on Friday before the Cards made a trip to Kentucky on Saturday. The men and women walked (or swam) away with wins both days.
For senior day, the Cards faced the Irish in a packed facility. Besides numerous fans in attendance there were representatives from many of the other U of L teams. The #7 men won 179-121 while the #10 women won 160-140.
For the men a pair of Cards pulled off four wins. Carlos Claverie and Grigory Tarasevich had huge days. The men pulled away down the stretch with the relay races going heavily in favor of Louisville.
The women had a nail biter for a while. Andrea Cottrell led with three wins. Mallory Comerford had a quiet day, but still placed in multiple events. The win came towards the end when a trio of U of L swimmers too 1-2-3 in a race, and bringing the total score above 150.
On Saturday Louisville made a short trip over to Lexington. The men defeated Kentucky 176.5-123.5 and the women won 167-133.
Claverie and Tarasevich were the leaders for the Cards again. Andrej Barna and Marcelo Coasta pulled off first in a relay and had individual wins.
Cottrell was on top for the women, and Comerford was close behind. Casey Franz took first in multiple events, including a race where Louisville went 1-2-3.
Louisville travels to Bloomington on Friday to conclude their regular season.
ACC women's championships begins February 13. ACC men's championships beings February 22. Both championships will be hosted in Atlanta, GA.