Bearcats break three CIncinnati records at Ohio State Fall Invitational

COLUMBUS, OHIO- The Cincinnati men’s and women’s swim and dive teams had a historic weekend at the Ohio State Fall Invitational by breaking three school records and posting 37 Cincinnati top 10 times.

The UC Men’s 200-Yard Freestyle Relay Team (1:19.43), Joleigh scream (1:00.21) in the women’s 100-yard breaststroke and Grace Gavin (54.35) in the 100m backstroke, each posted UC record times.

“We have a very special side this year and their unity as a group has created an environment conducive to success, head coach Mandy Commons-DiSalle said. “They’re already rewriting the record books, as shown by our mid-season performances. We need to build up this weekend and get back to work preparing for the second half of the year. I’m really proud of that.” Group of Bearcats and Where They Go.”

The Bearcats opened the three-day invitational tournament with the men’s 200-yard free relay Michael Balzerak, jet carter, Drew Hawthorne and Hunter Gubeno broke the UC record by 0.55 seconds with a time of 1:19.43.

This would be an omen of what was to come as the Bearcats would post 11 more top 10 times on the record. Including Gubeno, who moved up from fourth to third place in the 200m individual medley with a personal best of 1:45.94. He also posted the second fastest 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:41.47.

Bearcats continued to rewrite UC history at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion, breaking two more school records and posting 13 top 10 times on day two.

Joleigh scream had quite a bit to offer when she swam the fastest 100m breaststroke (1:00.21) in UC history and broke Helena Pikhartova’s (1:01.05) nine-year record. The Avon, NY native would also record the sixth fastest 100-yard butterfly (53.91) in Bearcat history. In all, she recorded five UC Top 10 times

Crye, accompanied by Gavin, Ella Chownand Kaylee Nagelalso posted the second-fastest women’s 200-yard medley relay (1:40.78) in UC history.

Grace Gavin also had a memorable meeting when she broke the Cincinnati women’s 100-yard backstroke record with a time of 54.35. In all, Gavin recorded five Bearcat top 10 times during the meet.

On the last day of the meet, the Bearcats added 11 more UC top 10 times, including Lily Jones swam the second fastest 200-yard backstroke in UC history with a time of 1:57.56. Jones also swam the third fastest 100-yard backstroke (54.52) earlier in the competition.

Ohio State won both the men’s and women’s team championships, while the UC men finished sixth with 934 points and the women finished 10th with 416 points.

All 37 UC Top 10 times are listed below


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Relay 200 Men’s Freestyle
Michael Balzerak, jet carter, Drew Hawthorne, Hunter Gubeno– 1:19.43, school record
Thomas Matthew, Owen Holland, Mohammed Abdelbaky, Murat Zagdullayev– 1:20.93, 10

Women’s 200m freestyle relay
Joleigh scream, Kaylee Nagel, Jessica Davis, Megan Fleury– 1:32.39, 9

200 medley women’s singles
Ella Chown– 2:01.76, 5
Grace Gavin– 2:01.89, 7

Men’s 200m Medley
Hunter Gubeno– 1:45.94, 3
Brogan Robinson– 1:48.51, 9

Men’s 50 Freestyle
Jet Fürhmann- 20.12, 6
Drew Hawthorne– 20.19, 8

Women’s 400-yard medley relay
Grace Gavin, Joleigh scream, Ella Chown, Jessica Davis– 3:42.05, 8
Payton Woodring, Kaylee Nagel, Catherine Connolly, Sophie Curtis– 3:42.43, 10

Men’s 400-yard medley relay
Hunter Gubeno Conner Funke, Tommy Eaton, jet carter– 3:14.53, 5


Women’s 100-yard breaststroke
Joleigh scream-1:00.21, school record

Men’s 100-yard breaststroke
Brogan Robinson– 55.10, 6
Conner Funke– 55.16, 7th / Moved to 5th, 54.94, with 100-yard split in the 200-yard event

Women’s 100-yard backstroke
Grace Gavin– 54.35, school record
Lily Jones– 54.52, 3
Payton Woodring-55.19, 7
Sophie Curtis– 10.55.75

100 years of men’s backstroke
Hunter Gubeno– 47.62, 2

800 Men’s Freestyle Relay
Michael Balzerak, Calvin Coetzee, Rick Williams, Hunter Gubeno– 7., 6:31.42

Women’s 100 Yard Butterfly
Joleigh scream– 53.91, 6th
Ella Chown– 54.67, 9

Women’s 200 medley relay
Grace Gavin, Joleigh scream, Ella Chown, Kaylee Nagel– 1:40.78, 2nd

Men’s 200-yard medley relay
Hunter Gubeno, Conner Funke, Michael Balzerak, jet carter– 1:27.96, 6


Men’s 1650 yard freestyle
Ido Gal– 15:24.60, 9

Men’s 1000 yard freestyle
Ido Gal– 9:18.22, 10

Women’s 200-yard backstroke
Lily Jones– 1:57.56, 2
Grace Gavin– 1:58.97, 7th

Men’s 200-yard backstroke
Hunter Gubeno– 1:41.47, 2

Men’s 100-yard freestyle
Drew Hawthorne– 43.91, 4th
jet carter– 44.07, 6th

Men’s 200-yard breaststroke
Conner Funke– 1:57.96, 5
Brogan Robinson– 2:00.58, 10

Women’s 200 Yard Butterfly
Ella Chown– 2:01.90, 9

800 Men’s Freestyle Relay
Drew Hawthorne, jet carter, Hunter Gubeno, Michael Balzerak– 2:56.33, 5