The North Carolina swim team left its opponent in the shallow end of the pool this weekend, using its depth to pull away from Louisville in a two-day dual meet.
UNC came away with a sweep in both the men’s and women’s meets. The No. 9 women’s team won 213-140 against the No. 12 Cardinals, while the No. 17 men’s team triumphed 186-161 against the No. 13 Louisville men’s swimmers.
“Louisville is a very fine team,” coach Rich DeSelm said. “They have some of the best sprinters in the country, and they’re really well coached so to get a win for our men is huge.”
After the first half of the meet on Friday, the Tar Heel men held a slim two-point advantage against the Cardinals 83-81. The meet remained tightly contested from the start Saturday, as UNC won the first event — the 200-yard individual medley relay — by only .65 of a second. UNC won four races to Louisville’s five each day.
“It was a competition the whole meet,” sophomore Logan Heck, the anchor on the 200-yard medley relay , said. “We knew we had to come in and win events and outscore them.”