Swimming And Diving Shipwrecked By UW-Green Bay
Jan. 19, 2004
Green Bay, Wis.- The UIC men's and women's swimming and diving teams capped off a rough return to action on Sunday, dropping dual meets to Horizon League rival Wisconsin-Green Bay at the Phoenix Sports Center.
The UIC men (6-4, 3-2 Horizon League) dropped a 142-97 decision to the Phoenix, while the women (5-5, 2-3 Horizon League) fell to UW-Green Bay 147-87.
The defeats marked a winless weekend for the Flames as they returned to dual meet action for the first time this season since November 22, 2003.
On the men's side, senior Enric Claret picked up where he left off on Saturday. UIC's best finisher against Northwestern and Eastern Michigan turned it up a notch against the Flames' league rivals, taking the 200-yard IM (1:56.59) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:11.85).
Claret also finished third in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:56.99.
Blake Booher continued his strong freshman campaign with a second-place 50-yard freestyle time of 21.83, whil sophomore LeRoy Stevens narrowly defeated teammate Adan Jimenez in the 100-yard freestyle, taking the event in 47.46.
For the women, junior Caitlin Carey was magnificent on the boards for the Flames. Carey swept both diving events, taking the one-meter with a score of 227.25 and the three-meter with a 237.40.
Another outstanding freshman, newcomer Kelly Hyatt, continued her excellent first year at UIC by winning the 50-yard freestyle. Hyatt earned the victory with a time of 25.38.
Both the men's and women's swimming and diving teams will be off to Milwaukee, Wis., for the two-day Bill Ritter Invitational from January 23-24.