New 800 Free Relay Record, Segovia's 400 IM Showing Highlight Third Day Of Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships
Feb. 25, 2005
Brown Deer, Wis.- Senior Vanessa Segovia took second place in the 400-yard IM for the second straight year to highlight day three of the 2005 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships for the Flames, who currently sit in fourth place.
Segovia turned in a season-best 4:34.94 to finish just behind Jessica Weidert of Wright State.
Sophomore Jessica Darud also proved to be another bright spot for UIC as she continued her impressive meet performance on Friday night, leading the way in the 100 backstroke with a career-best 58.59.
The UIC women's team broke the school's 800-yard freestyle relay record as Christine Hare, Emily Biancalana, Darud and Segovia teamed up to swim the event in 7:46.73, bashing the previous best of 7:50.64 set at last year's title meet.
Hare also led the way for UIC in the 200 freestyle with a 1:55.91.
Junior Aisha Williams was the team's leading swimmer in the 100 breaststroke with a seventh-place finish of 1:08.08.
Sarah Economides qualified for Saturday's women's one-meter finals.
Sophomore Kelly Hyatt took sixth in the 100 butterfly with a finals time of 59.50. Senior Stephanie Murphy, continuing to swim well after recovering from shoulder surgery two years ago, finished the event in 1:01.39.
The men featured some outstanding showings on Friday as well, with junior LeRoy Stevens breaking the school's 22-year old men's 200 freestyle record of 1:39.80 with a second-place time of 1:39.60.
UIC rounds out the league championships on Saturday.
2005 HORIZON LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS