2008 Kentucky Wildcats Swimming and Diving
The Kentucky Wildcats Men's Swimming and Diving kept showing low performance during the last two seasons.
Last Season's Discussion: The Kentucky Wildcats Swimming and Diving Women's team is a force to be reckconed with. In fact, they are currently ranked 17th nationally.
Kentucky's men's and women's swim teams combined for 14 first place positions at the tri-meet in Knoxville, Tennessee on October, 28th, but both dropped close meets to host Virginia Tech the following Saturday.
It was the second meet which took place in less than a 24 hour span for the Kentucky Wildcats swimming and diving teams before they traveled down to Blacksburg for the first time meet against the Hokies since Head Coach Gary Conelly took over the team.
The Kentucky Wildcats swimming and diving men's tem got a two-win performance from All-SEC performer Will Vietti. Vietti took the win for both the 100m and 200m breaststroke. Kentucky Wildcat swimming and diving athlete Vetti had a time of 58.02 in the 100m, and then in the 200 he had a time of 2:07.06.
Grant Nelson, a senior for the Kentucky Wildcat swimming and diving men's team, thad a time of 4:40.8 in the 500-freestyle, Kyle Greene finished with a 1:41.29 in the 200-freestyle and Tyler Reed earned a time of 1:41.65, giving the Kentucky Wildcats swimming and diving men's team a one-two finish for that event.
The Wildcats swimming and diving women's team earned two wins in the relay events and had one-two finishes on both the one-meter and three-meter boards. In addition, the Kentucky Wildcat swimming and diving team started out with a bang in the 200-medley relay as the team of seniors, including Heather Bradford, Lindsay Myhre, Jenny Bradford, and Jill Southerlan, finished in 1:44.50. The Kentucky Wildcat swimming and diving team ended the meet with a win in the 200-free relay by Jenna Newsome, Heather Bradford, Lauren Willis and Jenny Bradford.
Wildcat swimmer Jenny Bradford was the only dual-winner. Bradford took both the 50-free and 100-free, the first event was won with a time of 23.02, which blew away the competition and earned the team a one-two-lead finish. In that event Heather Bradford took second place with a time of 23.72 and Willis took third with 24.14. Jenny Bradford also earned a time of 51.11 in the 100-free, and hot on Bradford's heels was fellow Kentucky Wildcat swimming and diving women's team member Sydney Witzky finishing with a time of 52.81 in second place.
Another win for the UK's women's team followed in the 200-fly, where Megan Pulskamp, a sophomore on the team, took first place and then second in the 100-fly. In the first event (200-fly), Pulskamp earned herself a time of 2:02.08. In the 100-fly the defeat was bitter-sweet as Pulskamp lost to fellow Kentucky Wildcat swimming and diving women's teammate Heather Bradford with a time of 56.27.
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