North Carolina’s swimming and diving team traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, for a two-day meet starting on Friday. Despite a strong effort, both the men's and women's teams fell to the Cardinals.
UNC's men’s and women’s teams are both ranked No. 20, but lost on the men’s side with a score of 241-112 and on the women’s side with a score of 209-144.
At the end of competition Friday, the Tar Heels trailed Louisville’s women’s team 93-74 and the men’s team 110-57, but hoped for a stronger showing Saturday. Instead, the Tar Heels only won two of the swim races and one of the diving events.
Louisville kept the lead by consistently winning races — 29 to be exact — over the competition. Louisville took two of the top-three slots in 28 races, a feat the Tar Heels only managed six times.
On Friday, senior Hellen Moffit won the 200-yard backstroke, senior Jorden Merrilees won the 500-yard men’s freestyle, senior Sarah Koucheki won the women’s 200-yard butterfly and UNC won the women’s 400-medley relay. The two races the Tar Heels won on Saturday were both thanks to Moffitt.