Texas Christian Hands UIC Men's Swimming & Diving First Loss Of Season

Nov. 4, 1999

Visiting Texas Christian University defeated the UIC men's swimming and diving team 140-114, handing the Flames their first dual meet loss of the season.

The Horned Frogs won eight of the meet's 13 events to come away with the victory. It was TCU's first meet of the season.

Diving was one of the bright spots for UIC, with junior Chuck Rock (Palos Heights, Ill./Stagg) winning the one-meter dive and freshman Mike Magee (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale South) taking the three-meter dive. Rock scored 290.85 on the one-meter for the win while Magee won the three-meter with a score of 297.80. The win was Magee's first-ever as a collegian and set a new career-high for him in the three-meter.

Senior Luis Bracamonte (Trujillo, Peru/Evergreen Park, Ill.) took first for UIC in the 200-yard butterfly, pulling out the race in the final lengths with a time of 1:55.12. He edged out TCU's Scott Cessac, who finished second with a time of 1:55.75.

"That was the best 200-fly race that I've seen Luis swim," said UIC Head Coach John Christie. "He just took right over in that event. His time is great for him at this point of the season."

Despite the loss, Christie was pleased with his team's performance against the Horned Frogs.

"We were up against a top-level team, and it gave us a chance to step up and race," he said. "And we really did that. I'm very proud of how our team responded in a meet like this."