Oct. 26, 2013
CHARLESTON, Ill. – The UIC men's and women's swimming teams held strong against Eastern Illinois this weekend with a men’s score of 138-65, and a women’s score of 139-65. Both teams were unable to come away with the win against IUPUI. The men were defeated 121-83, while the women fell short 105-99.
"We set several pool records today, but came away with a split. Both the men's and women's meets with IUPUI went down to the last two events, and fell a little short. We will use that as a motivational tool for the remainder of the season. Next up is Horizon League-foe Milwaukee,” coach Paul Moniak said about the meet.
Junior Mike Reed was able to come away with a first-place finish for the men’s team (1-3, 0-2 HL), with a time of 20.97 in the 50 yard freestyle as Kei Ishimaru (50.77,100 butterfly), Ryoto Kuwahara (9:49.52, 1000 free), and Ramiro Almaraz (4:11.34, 400 IM) also had top times for the Flames in their respective events.
The Flames came away with five second-place finishes starting with the 200 medley relay of Sebastian Ostrowski, Brayden Amendola, Ishimaru, and Vince Errichiello with a time of 1:36.56, while the 400 free relay team of Reed, Ostrowski, Kowaleski, and Errichiello finished with a time of 3:09.05. Errichiello (47.89, 100 free), Ostrowski (52.79, 100 back), and Kuwahara (4:46.81, 500 free) also contributed with second-place finishes.
Five first-place finishes were recorded for the women’s squad (2-2, 1-1 HL) with Monica Pinkus coming away with two of those (24.33, 50 free and 1:04.46, 100 breaststroke). Melanie Waszak (1:56.80, 200 free), Veronica Gibson (4:36.48, 400 IM), and Danel Voorhees (58.18, 100 fly) put up top times as well.
Junior Anne Jacobsen landed a second-place finish in the 100 back with a time of 59.89. Gibson (5:13.55, 500 free) and Katherine Hare (54.73, 100 free) raced their way to second in their respective events. The quartets of Jacobsen, Pinkus, Voorhees, and Kelsey Millin (1:48.30, 200 medley relay) and Erin Sivak, Hare, Waszak, and Millin (3:36.93, 400 free relay) held on to second-place honors.
Seven UIC student-athletes set Ray Padovan Pool records today at the meet. Kuwahara in the 1000 free, Reed in the 50 free, Almaraz in the 400 IM, Ishimaru in the 100 Fly, Gibson in the 400 IM, Voorhees in the 100 fly, and Pinkus in the 100 breast.
The Flames return home to face Horizon League-foe Milwaukee at the Flames Natatorium Saturday, November 2 at 1 p.m. (CT).