Jan. 31, 2014
CHICAGO- The UIC women’s swimming and diving team (4-7, 2-4 HL) competed against Youngstown State Friday evening at 4:30 p.m. (CT) at the Beeghly Natatorium. The Penguins ultimately came away with the 150-148 win over the Flames, coming down to the last race of the night to determine the champion.
“We lost a close battle against a much improved team,” stated head coach Paul Moniak.
The women‘s foursome of Erin Sivak, Gisun Pak, Danel Voorhees and Nikki Martinez started the meet in the 400 medley relay, taking second with a final time of 4:11.41.
Jocelyn Langballe fell short in the 1000 freestyle, clocking in at 11:15.32. Langballe also took second in the 200 backstroke with a 2:11.41 final.
Melanie Waszak dominated the 200 free with a time of 1:56.49. Waszak also took the 100 butterfly (58.30).
Anne Jacobsen touched second in the 100 backstroke (1:00.35).
Gisun Pak proved to be best in the 200 breast with a time of 2:29.01. Pak’s time of 1:10.04 put her in second place in the 100 breast.
Veronica Gibson showed no weakness in the 200 fly with a time of 2:09.72. Gibson also dominated the 500 free with a 5:13.85 final.
Monica Pinkus stunned in the 100 free with a 53.35 final. Pinkus missed first by .17 seconds in the 50 free, with a 24.80 finish.
Whitney Johnson stunned yet again in diving taking both the one-meter and three-meter boards with scores of 268.50 and 272.92, respectively.
In the closest race of the night, Kelsey Millin missed first by .01 seconds in the 200 IM with a final time of 2:12.08.
The quartet of Pinkus, Waszak, Katherine Hare and Voorhees finished second in the 200 free relay (1:39.87), the last race of the evening.
The Flames return to action tomorrow when both squads take on Cleveland State at the Robert F. Busbey Natatorium in a Horizon League dual-meet. Competition gets under way at 11 a.m.