Men's Swimming & Diving Caps Strong Showing At Ritter Invitational
Jan. 20, 2007
Milwaukee, Wis.- The UIC men's swimming and diving team reeled in seven victories on Saturday to complete their weekend stay at the Klotsche Natatorium for the 16th annual Bill Ritter Invitational.
Dan Hare paced the UIC cause with two individual wins and leadoff swims in two victorious relays.
Hare won the 200 breaststroke in 2:12.76 and took home a victory in the 100-yard version of the event with a time of :59.76. The junior standout also completed the first leg of the Flames' winning 800 free relay (7:05.98) and 400 free relay (3:10.36).
Dawson also won the 200 free in 1:45.52.
Blake Booher picked up a win for the second consecutive day, taking a 100 free win in :47.05 to edge out Dougherty (:47.59).
Jason Dews won the 200 fly in 1:56.97, while Conroy finished less than a second behind in the event (1:57.82).
Ryan Fitzer posted two Top 3 finishes on the boards, taking second on the three-meter board (278.15) and third on the one-meter (262.85). Mark Pappalardo took second in the one-meter event with a tally of 268.16.
UIC finished third in the final team standings. UW-Milwaukee won the team title, followed by UW-Green Bay.
The UIC men's swimming and diving team returns to action on Saturday, January 27th at Valparaiso beginning at 1:00 p.m.