Women's Swimming And Diving Downed By Illinois State|
Jan. 16, 2004
Chicago, Ill.- The UIC women's swimming and diving team returned from a two-month hiatus on Friday evening, and the final results revealed a little rust from the long break.
The Flames were outdueled by the visiting Redbirds of Illinois State, 183.50-111.50, at a packed UIC PEB.
From the start UIC (5-4) could not keep up with the Redbirds, who won took the first ten events of the dual meet to cruise to the dual meet win.
The Flames were led by Alicia Perry, who broke Illinois State's streak of ten straight event victories by winning the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:34.36. Perry also earned second place in the 200-yard IM by swimming the event in 2:20.22, following teammate Vanessa Segovia (2:18.69). and finished just behind ISU's Brittany Armstrong in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:11.16.
Sophomore Laura Martensen was close to earning a win in the 1000-yard freestyle, which she led for over half of the event. Illinois State's Jenny Klicka overcame Martensen's early charge and took the event in 10:47.08, followed by Martensen's strong time of 10:50.21, beating her previous season-high in the event by a second (10:51.21).
Caitlin Carey was strong once again, leading UIC in both the one-meter and three-meter diving events. Carey placed second in the three-meter with a score of 245.55 while finishing third in the one-meter at 236.02.
The Redbirds' Krystal Featherston was unstoppable in the diving portion of the meet, winning each event by a margin of over ten points.
The UIC men's swimming and diving team travels to Evanston, Ill., tommorrow, January 17, to battle Northwestern and Eastern Michigan at 2 p.m. Both the men's and women's swimming and diving teams will also be in action this Sunday, January 18, to take on Horizon League rival Wisconsin-Green Bay in Green Bay, Wis., at 1 p.m.