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Friday, June 30, 2017

Fly Free Louisville Swimmers, Hoops and Radio -- FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Splish Splash

Nothing seems to be holding down UofL swimmers Kelsi Worrell, and Mallory Comerford, letting them fly free at the US National Championships in Indianapolis.

The event, featuring 7 UofL current and former swimmers is being held at the IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI.  The event also serves as a trial event for the World Championships which will be held in Budapest, Hungary.

Comerford won the 100m Freestyle event Tuesday evening with an American Record 52.81 seconds, the first time an American has finished in under 53 seconds.  She beat out Olympian Simone Manuel by about a quarter of a second.  Worrell touched 4th at 53.99.

Comerford also got a 4th place finish 200m Freestyle event Wednesday night.

Meanwhile on Wednesday, in addition to the 4th place finish for Worrell in the 100m Free, she absolutely blitzed the field in the 50m Butterfly, which is her signature event, beating the rest of the field by a half a second, touching in 25.69, which is only about a fifth of a second off of the American Record held by swimming great Dana Torres.

Last night, Worrell did it again, with the 100m Fly with a time of 57.38.  In this one, Comerford, not particularly known for her Butterfly stroke, finished 3rd with 57.97.

The overall event continues through tomorrow.

Same Song, 7th Verse

Brendan McKay, the phenom 2-way player, picked up the last, and arguably most prestigious, of the
seven major player of the year awards in Baseball.  Let me clarify that, he won all of the previously announced six as well.

The Golden Spikes award was announced last night on ESPN's SportsCenter.

To many, this seemed almost like a foregone conclusion, but it wraps up the major awards in a sweep for McKay.

McKay was drafted 4th in the MLB draft by the Tampa Bay Rays and signed with a record setting 7 million dollar deal.

Your Favorite UofL WBB player

We started a poll a few days ago on who your favorite UofL WBB player is/was
during the Jeff Walz era. The response has been good so far and your current leader
is Asia Durr....with 15% of the vote. Agree? Got another? We have 15 choices and even
a "other" choice in case we don't have yours mentioned.

You can vote on the poll on "The Right Hand Side Of The Site."  Let us know.

We'll discuss it and many more things on our weekly radio show tomorrow at 11 a.m.
on THE CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR . Very special guests Daryl Foust and Julie
"The Bird Lady" Sullivan join Paulie and me in Paulie's chat with Sara Hammond.

Don't miss this one! 

-- JMcA

1 comment:

  1. Swimmers tearing it up so it seems. Can't wait to hear from Sara and what's up with Daryl and Julie!

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