Swimming & Diving Heads To TYR Invitational

Conor Ozog
Conor Ozog

Nov. 20, 2013

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CHICAGO – Following a 13-day break, the UIC men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams get set to compete at the TYR Invitational, hosted by Northwestern in Evanston, Ill.  The three-day tournament is scheduled to get underway with prelims at 9 a.m. (CT) on Friday at the Norris Aquatics Center.

"The TYR Invitational gives us a mid-season progress report. The three day, prelim and final format closely resembles the schedule for the Horizon League Championships and we use this competition as preparation for that meet. The competition will be strong and we are looking forward to racing against fast teams,” head coach Paul Moniak stated.

In the Flames last meet against Wyoming and Northwestern on Nov. 9, the men’s squad (2-5, 1-2 HL) fell to both opponents. Sophomore Kei Ishimaru touched third in the 200 fly, with a time of 1:52.01, and the 400 IM, recording a time of 4:08.02. Ishimaru’s time of 50.92 gave him a fifth-place finish in the 100 butterfly.

The quartet of Ishimaru, Peter Errichiello, Conor Ozog, and Sebastian Ostrowski took fifth in the 200 medley relay, clocking in at 1:33.78.

The women’s squad (2-5, 1-2 HL) came up short in the meet, but senior Monica Pinkus was able to dominate in two of her individual events and come away with first-place finishes. Pinkus took the 100 breaststroke, with a time of 1:04.47, and the 200 breast, clocking in at 2:20.37.

Diver Whitney Johnson also continued her undefeated streak after taking first on both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards with scores of 253.10 and 282.10, respectively. Her 3-meter score was an NCAA Qualifying Standard score.

This weekend’s competition marks the fifth-consecutive year the Flames have competed in the TYR Invitational, as they are set to face Northwestern, Missouri State, Michigan State, North Dakota, Kenyon and Truman State, with the women also taking on Bowling Green.

Preliminaries are scheduled to begin each day at 9 a.m. (CT), with finals at 5 p.m. (CT) on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. (CT) on Sunday. Live results will be available at