Team The swimming and diving team competes in their annual Blue-White Intrasquad meet at Lancaster Aquatic Center on Friday, October 5, 2018. Photo by Noah J. Richter | UK Athletics

The Kentucky swimming and diving program put its talent on display Friday in the first appearance of the 2018-19 season, the annual Sun Shall Shine meet.

Each year, the program inaugurates its season with a Blue-White scrimmage. This year’s schedule-opening affair featured 32 events, advertising each swimmer and diver in the program. While the Wildcats took advantage of the competitive setting that the intrasquad meet offered, it was also the first time family and friends could catch a glimpse at the team.

For the second-straight year the White squad came out on top, while Blue finished not far behind.

“I thought it was a pretty good day for the cats,” said head coach Lars Jorgensen. “The first meet out I didn’t really know what to expect, we’re still trying to go through some hard training, still trying to get into shape a little bit. I thought some people performed really well and some people performed not so well. So, we’ve got some work to do.

We’re facing against a really, really good Indiana team on Wednesday along with Notre Dame who is really good, and Missouri is obviously a really tough SEC competitor. We’re going to see where we stand on Wednesday, but for the first meet out some good things and some things we really need to work on and clean up, but that’s why you do these early season meets so hopefully we’re good by March whenever it actually matters.”

Kentucky will travel north to Bloomington, Indiana, to compete in its first official meet of the season – a tri-meet headlining Indiana and Notre Dame. While Missouri will also be featured at the meet, the Wildcats and the Tigers will not compete against one-another. Missouri will play host to Kentucky on Nov. 1-2.

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BLUE SQUAD

Men: Shane Anderson, Kyle Barker, Matthew Beach, Austin Haney, Jason Head, Andrew Huenniger, Trent Lakes, Seb Masterton*, John Mitchell, Hank Siefert, Mike Summe, Alex Taylor and Peter Wetzlar

Women: Emma Dellmore*, Lauren Edelman, Geena Freriks, Riley Gaines, Izzy Gati, Cara Hudson*, Olivia Huffman, Paige Kelly, Kyndal Knight*, Morgan Lakes, Sarah Loheide, Lizzy Merriman, Alex Nelson, Kathryn Painter, Gaby Pires, Kelly Rodriquez, Asia Seidt and Madison Winstead

WHITE SQUAD

Men: Wyatt Amdor, Louis Barker, Daniel Blake, Connor Blandford, Glen Brown, David Dingess, Jarod Kehl, Chase Lane*, Daniel Orcutt, Josh Swart and Mason Wilby

Women: Bailey Bonnett, Kayla Churman, Courtney Clark*, Lauren Denham, Savannah Dupuis, Kailey Francetic*, Ali Galyer, Jaida Garrett*, Hayley Griesser, Parker Herren, Jaclyn Hill, Haley McInerny, Payton Neff, Alaina Potts, Sophie Sorenson and Caroline Szydlowski

*Denotes diver

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

1.       Women 200 Medley Relay

2.       Men 200 Medley Relay

3.       Women 1,000 Freestyle

4.       Men 1,000 Freestyle

5.       Women 200 Freestyle

6.       Men 200 Freestyle

7.       Women 100 Backstroke

8.       Men 100 Backstroke

9.       Women 100 Breaststroke

10.     Men 100 Breaststroke

11.     Women 200 Butterfly

12.     Men 200 Butterfly

13.     Women 50 Freestyle

14.     Men 50 Freestyle

15.     Women 1 Meter Diving

16.     Men 3 Meter Diving

17.     Women 100 Freestyle

18.     Men 100 Freestyle

19.     Women 200 Backstroke

20.     Men 200 Backstroke

21.     Women 200 Breaststroke

22.     Men 200 Breaststroke

23.     Women 500 Freestyle

24.     Men 500 Freestyle

25.     Women 100 Butterfly

26.     Men 100 Butterfly

27.     Women 3 Meter Diving

28.     Men 1 Meter Diving

29.     Women 200 IM

30.     Men 200 IM

31.     Women 400 Freestyle Relay

32.     Men 400 Freestyle Relay

– GO CATS –

For more information contact:

Cami Moore 

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