Swimming and Diving Concludes First Day Of Championships

Diver Mark Ciesielski
Diver Mark Ciesielski

Feb. 26, 2014

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CLEVELAND, Ohio- On day one of the Horizon League Championships, the UIC men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams finished the day in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

On the men’s side, the quartet of Joel Demuth, Sebastian Ostrowski, Vince Errichiello and Mike Reed missed first by .24 seconds in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:20.61, their best time of the season.

Rodolfo Zuniga, Ryota Kuwahara and Ramiro Almaraz all participated in the 1000 free. Zuniga finished in seventh with a time of 9:33.84, with Kuwahara touched closely behind clocking in at 9:35.59. Almaraz took 12th with a final time of 9:46.99.

Ostrowski and Reed joined forces with Conor Ozog and Kei Ishimaru to compete in the 200 medley relay. Their time of 1:30.12 was good for a fifth place finish.

Mark Ciesielski took fourth on the three-meter board with a score of 267.40. Jeremy Rohrman (229.15) and Tyler Pastore (258.15) also took part in the diving competition, finishing in eighth and 11th, respectively.

For the women, Monica Pinkus, Katherine Hare, Melanie Waszak and Kelsey Millin teamed up for the 200 free relay, placing fifth with a final time of 1:33.73.

Veronica Gibson’s time of 10:12.41 was good for a third place finish in the 1000 free. Sara Pardue finished in 17th with a time of 10:45.59, as Nikki Martinez came in 20th in 11:02.70.

The foursome of Pinkus, Hare, Anne Jacobsen and Danel Voorhees took sixth in the 200 medley relay with a final time of 1:43.94.

Thursday’s schedule of events include men’s and women’s 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 400 medley relay and women’s one-meter diving. Preliminary rounds begin in 9 a.m. (CT), with finals streaming live ( starting at 4:30 p.m.