Women's Swimming And Diving Knocks Off Western Illinois, 140-97

Nov. 23, 2002


Macomb, Ill. - The UIC women's swimming and diving team gained its first win of the season on Saturday afternoon knocking off Western Illinois, 140-97, in Macomb.

The men's team wasn't as fortunate, dropping their competition with the Leathernecks narrowly, 126-115.

On the heels of 12 individual and relay wins, the women's team was able to fend off Western Illinois, as Caitlin Carey, Alicia Perry and Laura Martensen were all double winners on the afternoon.

Carey won the one-meter (234.75) diving competition first and then came back to take the three-meter title with a tally of 240.22.

Perry seems to be close to perfect after returning from injury a couple of weeks ago, as she won the 50-yard free (26.81) and the 100-yard breaststroke (1:11.93).

Martensen, the Flames' fabulous rookie, won the 400-yard IM (4:49.97) and the 500-yard free (5:16.70).

Other winners on the day were: Jamie Redway (1650-yard free), Christine Hare (200-yard free), Aisha Williams (100-yard fly) and Stephanie Donovan (100-yard free).

The women won both relays, as well, taking the 400-yard medley in 4:14.96, then winning the 400-yard free in 3:44.10.

For the men, Michael Magee and LeRoy Stevens were the catalyts.

Magee won the one-meter diving competition with a score of 243.37, then came back to take the three-meter crown with a tally of 269.47.

Stevens was the king of the sprint freestyle events, winning the 50-free in 22.15, while taking first in the 100-free with a time of 48.32.



Adan Jimenez (100-yard back, 54.02) and Enric Claret (100-yard breaststroke, 1:01.03) also added wins for the Flames.

Both squads are of until the Mid-Season Challenge from Dec. 6-8 at the UIC Natatorium.