Women's Swimming & Diving Breaks Two School Records On First Day Of Horizon League Championships

Freshman Colleen Dougherty wrapped up two school record relays for the Flames on Wednesday night.
Freshman Colleen Dougherty wrapped up two school record relays for the Flames on Wednesday night.

Feb. 24, 2005

Complete Results

Brown Deer, Wis.- The 2005 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships began in record-breaking fashion for the UIC swimming and diving team, as four school relay records and an all-time Horizon League 200-yard freestyle relay best were set by the Flames on Wednesday night.

The Flames took first place in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a Horizon League record 1:20.80, giving UIC NCAA "B" Qualifying Time Standard consideration.

Junior LeRoy Stevens led off the 200 free relay with a career-best 20.82 50-yard freestyle leadoff, while Bill Hare and Athanasios Lamprou held their own with 20.54 and 20.04 splits, respectively. Sophomore Blake Booher closed the deal and secured the league record with a blurring 19.40 closeout mark.

The foursome squashed the previous UIC 200 free relay best of 1:23.30, a mark set at last year's championships with Stevens, Hare and Booher also involved. The previous Horizon League record was 1:21.76, set by Wright State at last year's league title meet.

The men's team also set a school record in the 200-yard medley relay, as Adan Jimenez, Dan Hare, Kris Simos and Booher closed out the night's action with a 1:31.88, shattering the previous school all-time mark of 1:33.53.

UIC's women's team put up a record showing as well, as the Flames broke both the 200 medley and 200 free relay marks.

Sophomore Kelly Hyatt led off the 200 free relay with a career time of 24.30 in the 50 free. Jenny Gessford (24.10) and Aisha Williams (24.09) kept the squad in record time, and Colleen Dougherty wrapped up the school record with a 23.39 to help UIC take second in the event with an overall time of 1:35.88, finishing only .07 behind UW-Green Bay.



The record time bashed the previous watermark of 1:38.39.

In the women's 200 medley relay, Jessica Darud, Williams, Hyatt and Dougherty posted a 1:47.89, beating UIC's old record of 1:48.39.

In the only individual races of the night, Laura Martensen led the women in the 1000-yard freestyle with a season-best 10:42.96, while freshman Jason Dews turned in a 10:05.31 in the event for the men.

Tara Goodwin and Sarah Economides moved onto the three-meter diving finals, while Ryan Fitzer and Mark Pappalardo qualified for the men's one-meter finals.

UIC returns to action at the Horizon League Championships with preliminaries on Thursday morning.


MEN'S RESULTS THROUGH DAY ONE Wright State 131 Cleveland State 102 UWGB 82 UWM 77 UIC 75 Butler 68

WOMEN'S RESULTS THROUGH DAY ONE UWGB 115 UWM 107 Wright State 100 UIC 77 Cleveland State 69 Youngstown State 65 Butler 50