Swimming & Diving Falls To Northwestern, Western Kentucky

Monica Pinkus
Monica Pinkus

Nov. 2, 2012

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EVANSTON, Ill. – The UIC men's and women's swimming & diving teams were unable to outlast tough competition Friday night at the Norris Aquatic Center, as both squads fell to Northwestern, with the men also suffering a loss to Western Kentucky.  The men’s squad produced a 197-83 final against the Wildcats and scored 201-82 versus the Hilltoppers, while the women finished 185.50-94.50 with Northwestern.

Senior Mike Greco was able to come away with a first-place finish for the men’s team (2-2, 1-0 HL), as Christian Grobe, Rodolfo Zuniga, Joel Demuth, Sebastian Ostrowski, Sean Mayfield, Mike Reed, Vince Errichiello, Zachary McClernon and John Mordach took top times for the Flames in their respective events.

Greco took first in three-meter diving with a 276.20 final and came in third in the one-meter with 259.65.  Grobe put up bests on the season in the 200 breast to take second in 2:06.48, .42 seconds behind the first-place finisher, and touched in 59.68 to take fifth place in the 100 breast.

Zuniga swam a 9:52.35 for fifth in the 1000 free and came out of the 500 free in 4:50.94, as Demuth finished in 21.63 in the 50 free and 46.97 in the 100 free.

Ostrowski ended the 100 back in 54.81, Mayfield came in with a season-best 52.12 in the 100 fly and Reed held a 1:47.96 final in the 200 free.  Errichiello swam in the 200 IM and put up a team-best 1:58.36 on the season, McClernon took fifth in the 200 fly with 1:56.65 and Mordach brought in a 1:59.48 in the 200 back.

Ending the meet in the 400 free relay, the team of Demuth, Reed, Brian Sivak and Errichiello came away with second place in 3:06.55.

Four first-place finishes were recorded for the women’s squad (2-1, 1-0 HL) by Anne Jacobsen, Monica Pinkus, Andrea Longlade and the 400 free relay team, with Whitney Johnson, Veronica Gibson, Emily Gniatczyk, Danel Voorhees, Kelsey Millin and Melanie Waszak putting up top times as well.

Jacobsen tied for first with Madeleine Klichowski in the first race of the day with 59.18 in the 100 back, then came in the 200 back in 2:12.64.  Pinkus scored two team bests with first place in the 100 breast (1:05.51) and fifth in the 50 free (24.75), as Longlade captured a first-place finish with her best time on the season in the 200 breast with 2:25.73.

Johnson took third in the three-meter dive with 229.70 and posted a 258.70 for second in the one-meter, Gibson claimed second in the 1000 free with 10:25.14 and third in the 500 free with 5:11.58 and Gniatczyk finished third in the 200 free (1:55.22) and second in the 100 free (52.66).

Voorhees held on to a second-place finish in the 100 fly with 59.69, while Waszak took third in the 200 fly with 2:07.09 and Millin ended the 200 IM in 2:15.11.

It was the team of Gniatczyk, Pinkus, Katherine Hare and Waszak that brought in the final first place for the team, concluding the 400 free relay in 3:33.43.

The Flames move on to their second meet of the weekend when they face Horizon League-foe Milwaukee on the road at the Klotsche Natatorium at 1 p.m. (CT) tomorrow.