Women's Swimming And Diving Edged At Cleveland State, 120-118

Feb. 3, 2003

Cleveland, Ohio - It all came down to the final few events on Saturday for the UIC women's swimming and diving squad, but the Cleveland State Vikings were up to the task, beating the Flames, 120-118 in Ohio.

The UIC men's team wasn't so fortunate, as they were handled, 159-80.

Diving played a huge role for the UIC women, as they swept the top-three places on both boards.

Caitlin Carey won both events, taking the one-meter with a score of 267.08 and the three-meter with 290.70 points.

Tara Goodwin and Jamie Morris also added top-three finishes in the diving events.

Freshman Aisha Williams had an outstanding day for the Flames, winning the 50-yard freestyle (25.66) and the 100-yard freestyle (54.68).

UIC took the top-two places in the 500-yard freestyle, with Jamie Redway grabbing the win (5:14.74) and Laura Martensen taking second in 5:16.29.

Martensen added another runner-up finish in the 1000-yard free with a time of 10:45.75.

On the men's side, the diving events were the key.

Michael Magee and Joe Scharnak carried the load taking the top-two places in both diving events. Magee took the one-meter crown with a tally of 250.65, before he took the three-meter with 307.80 points.

LeRoy Stevens added a second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:45.14.

Both squads will finish up the regular season at home on Friday, February 7, when the Flames host Senior Night at the UIC Natatorium.

UIC will take on Valparaiso, as competition begins at 5:00 p.m.