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    Feb. 26, 2000

    Cleveland, Ohio - The UIC men's swimming and diving team is in fifth place after day four of the Midwestern Collegiate Conference Championships in Cleveland, Ohio. The fifth and final day of competition is on Sunday, Feb. 27.

    The Flames received an outstanding performance in the 200-yard breaststroke, where UIC's Diego Lora-Coronado placed first in a time of 2:02.90 while teammate Paul Torres finished third in 2:05.38. Those finishes alone netted the Flames 36 points in the team standings, while Eric Holton and Jim King added 13 more points in the 200 breaststroke with 10th- and 11th- place finishes, respectively.

    But UIC fared well in other events as well, with Tom Schwingen taking second in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of :45.66. Senior Luis Bracamonte also earned a runner-up finish, placing second in the 200-yard butterfly (1:52.47).

    As usual, the Flames diving squad was in top shape, with Chuck Rock finishing second in the MCC with 437.20 points. Mike Magee also turned in a top-five finish, placing fifth with 396.20 points.

    SCORES, through Saturday evening
    MCC Championships, at Cleveland State
    1. Wisconsin-Milwaukee          674.50
    2. Wright State                 627
    3. Cleveland State              621.50
    4. Wisconsin-Green Bay          486.50
    5. UIC                          483.50
    6. Butler                       273