Men's Swimming & Diving Topples Saint Louis
Nov. 18, 2006
Chicago, Ill.- Two victories by both senior diver Mark Pappalardo and sophomore distance specialist Davor Trnovljakovic helped pace the UIC men's swimming and diving team to a 134-108 dual meet win over visiting Saint Louis at the UIC Natatorium on Saturday afternoon.
Pappalardo set a new school and pool record in the one-meter diving event with a NCAA Zone qualifying tally of 336.90. The senior captain also went on to claim a three-meter victory with a score of 318.90.
Trnovljakovic led the way for the Flames in the distance events, winning both the 1650 freestyle (16:49.93) and 500 freestyle (4:48.19) in convincing fashion.
Senior sprinter Blake Booher continued his dominance in the 50 free with a victorious :20.61.
Junior Jason Dews was also a first-place finisher with a winning mark of 1:55.92 in the 200-yard butterfly.
UIC remained sharp in the relay category, winning the 4000 medley relay (3:33.06) and 400 freestyle relay (3:06.98) on Saturday.
"We're very pleased with how the team competed today, given all the lingering injuries and illnesses we've had over the last several weeks," said UIC head coach Paul Moniak.
The Flames will travel to West Lafayette, Ind., for the 2006 U.S. Open Championships from November 30th through December 2nd.