Swimming And Diving Teams Knocked Off By Billikens

Nov. 2, 2002


Chicago, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Chicago swimming and diving squads don't have a problem winning races, but depth is an issue, as the Flames continue to fight off injuries.

The St. Louis Billikens landed at the UIC Natatorium on Saturday and defeated the UIC women, 127-114, while the UIC men were beat, 140-101, in a non-conference match-up.

For the women, freshman Laura Martensen looked like a seasoned veteran, as she won a trio of races. Martensen took the title in the 1650-yard free (17:51.91), and then followed that with a win in the 200-yard fly (2:21.67) and the 500-yard free (5:16.90) to finish off an impressive triple.

Diver Caitlin Carey won both diving competitions, taking the one-meter with a score of 258.60 and the three-meter with 271.00 points.

Newcomer Aisha Williams also had a good afternoon, winning the 50-yard free (25.64) and the 100-yard free (54.78).

Christine Hare added a victory in the 200-yard free in a time of 2:00.38, while taking second in the 100-yard free (56.44) to Williams.

For the men, Michael Magee was a stalwart on the diving boards winning the one-meter (280.80) and three-meter (300.50) events.

The Flames' 200-yard medley relay team of Adan Jimenez, Ari Bernstein, Alex Marinof and Bill Hare was victorious in 1:39.68.

Bernstein added a pair of wins in the 50-yard free (22.36) and 100-yard free (48.25), while LeRoy Stevens (200-free, 1:47.08), Adan Jimenez (200-back, 2:04.42) and Hare (200-Im, 2:02.90) each added runner-up finishes.



The Flames will wrap-up a three-week stretch at home next Saturday, Nov. 9, when the Flames host Evansville, UW-Milwaukee and the Northern Iowa women's team. Competition begins at 2:00 p.m. at the UIC Natatorium.