Denis Petrashov and Gabi Albiero Break Pool Records As Louisville Sweeps Cincinnati
Louisville versus Cincinnati
- January 28, 2023
- Ralph Wright Swimming Pool, Louisville, KY
- SCY (25 meters)
- Complete results
- Final results:
- Louisville men def. Cincinnati Men 203-94
- Louisville women def. Cincinnati Women 198-92
Both Louisville teams ended their double-meeting seasons Saturday with decisive victories over the Cincinnati Bearcats. Both teams suffered losses from the previous day, with Louisville losing to Indiana and Cincinnati to Kentucky.
Next, the teams will look to their mid-February conference meetings. Cincinnati will travel to Dallas for the American Athletic Conference Championships, while Louisville is scheduled for the ACC Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Review of the women
Gaby Albiero led the women’s portion of the meeting with an unusual lineup. Albiero was the chest leg of Louisville’s winning 200-medley relay, where they were separated by a 27.22. She was joined this season by Fernanda Gomes Celidonio (26.11), Dreary Ulett (23.48) and Caroline Beret (21.76) to win in 1:38.57.
Albiero later competed in the 100 breaststroke, where she set a personal best of almost a second to set a 1:00.74 and finished second behind Cincinnati Joleigh scream. Albiero claimed a win in her second event of the day, the 100 Fly. She touched first in a time of 51.40, breaking her own pool record by three-tenths.
Freshman from Louisville Julia Dennis led a tight field in the 200 Free when she touched first in a personal best of 1:46.67. Her teammates followed Christiana Renauer (1:46.69) and Ella Walch (1:46.72), both of whom set season bests. Dennis won the 100 free in another best time of 48.83, while Welch won the 50 free in a personal best of 22.32.
Crye, a freshman at Cincinnati, won the 100 breaststroke in a personal best of 59.57. Her swim breaks her own program record, previously set at 1:00.21. She also placed 2nd in the 100 Fly (55.49) and 7th in the 100 Free (52.41).
Freshman from Cincinnati Lily Jones also garnered a singles win of his own in the 200 backstroke. Jones clocked a time of 1:58.83 and led the field by almost 4 seconds. She also placed 3rd in the 100 meters, touching her at 54.55.
On the boards of Louisville Otherwise Prassterink and Lindsay Gizzi won platform or 3-meter.
The Cardinal Men won all but two events on Saturday afternoon. second grader Denis Petrashov marked the men’s side of the meet with his victory in the breaststroke events. He was the first to touch 100 breasts in a new pool record time of 53.87, breaking the previous mark of 54.63 Evgeny Somov in 2020. His teammates, Luke Shourds and Aidan Kreiley also fell below the pool record with 53.96 and 54.39, finishing 2nd and 3rd, respectively.
Petraschov and Kreiley took the first 2 places in the 200 breaststroke with 1:57.38 and 1:59.72.
Louisville’s Michael Ostman posted a 1st place finish in the 200 Free in a season best of 1:36.29, which is over 2 seconds faster than the Purdue Invite in November.
second grader Denis Loktev clocked a personal best of 1:45.11 en route to his 200 Fly victory. His teammate, freshman Tommy Briedalso set a personal best at the event with 1:46.05 and placed 2nd.
The two events Louisville didn’t win belonged to Cincinnati junior Hunter Gubeno. Gubeno swept the backstroke events for the Bearcats, starting with a 1st place finish in the 100 backstroke in a time of 48.10. He also dominated the 200 backstroke, leading the field by nearly 4 seconds in a 1:42.85.
The runners-up for the Bearcats include Collin Singler fly in the 100 (48.66) and senior Kevin Leibold in the 500 free (4:28.65) .
On the dive side of the meet, Louisville’s Adam Sneden grabbed 1st place on the platform while his teammate Che Stevens won the 1 meter dash.