Exciting Finishes Galore On Day Three Of Horizon League Championships

Vanessa Segovia was part of two UIC records set on Friday.
Vanessa Segovia was part of two UIC records set on Friday.

Feb. 27, 2004

Complete Results

Day Three Results

Chicago, Ill.- The third day of the 2004 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships provided some high-octane finishes right from the start of the evening finals session on Friday night at a pumped UIC Natatorium.

Three school records, three pool records, and a league mark were shattered during the night's fast-paced action.

The women's 400-yard IM provided the start of the excitement, with Vanessa Segovia and Youngstown State's Erin Carter neck-and-neck the entire time. Segovia and Carter traded the lead for most of the final 200 yards as Segovia closed the gap between her and the early-leading Carter at the half-way point. It couldn't have been any tighter, with Carter's 4:33.82 edging out Segovia's 4:33.90.

Segovia's time broke her own UIC school record of 4:36.32 set in 2002.

The men's 400-yard IM marked another strong second-place finish for the Flames as Enric Claret raced to a 4:01.31, just behind Wright State's Alex Dolgov.

Ari Bernstein was next up to shine for UIC, placing second in the 100-yard butterfly at a school-record time of 49.38. UW-Green Bay's Zach Hansen was the only man who could edge out Bernstein, thanks to a pool record-tying 49.10.

LeRoy Stevens turned in an awesome 1:41.17 in the 200-yard freestyle, placing third in the event.

UIC wrapped up team highlights with another school record, this time in the women's 800-yard freestyle relay. Christine Hare, Stephanie Donovan, Emily Biancalana and Segovia teamed to race to a UIC-best 7:50.64, beating the old mark of 7:52.26 set last year.



Hare, Donovan and Segovia were also involved in the 2003 record of the 800-yard freestyle relay.

Other shining moments included Wright State's new league record in the same women's 800 free relay, taking the event in 7:39.91 and crushing the old mark of 7:42.43 set by UW-Green Bay three years ago.

Cleveland State's Marianna Lionell downed the UIC Natatorium record in the 100-yard breaststroke, taking first in the event with a 1:04.98 to pass the old pool mark of 1:05.04.

The Vikings set another Natatorium record in the night's final event, winning the men's 800 free relay in 6:45.03. The new mark replaced Cleveland State's 2002 pool record of 6:45.72.

Earlier in the day the Flames sent four to tommorrow's diving finals. Ryan Fitzer, Mike Horwitz and Joe Scharnak moved on to the men's one-meter diving finals, while Caitlin Carey is headed to the women's three-meter finale.

The 2004 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships wrap up tommorrow, February 28th with swimming preliminaries at 10:30 a.m. The men's one-meter final starts at 3:30 p.m., while the women's three-meter takes place during swimming finals at 6 p.m.

2004 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships

Team Standings Through Event 28


1. Wright State- 542.50 points

2. UW-Green Bay- 532

3. UW-Milwaukee- 434

4. UIC- 296.50

5. Cleveland State- 245

6. Youngstown State- 188

7. Butler- 154


1. Wright State- 520

2. UW-Green Bay- 486

3. Cleveland State- 451

4. UIC- 344

5. UW-Milwaukee- 332

6. Butler- 176