Women's Swimming And Diving Grabs Third Win Of The Season With Win Over Bradley

Senior Andrea Bove won both diving events Saturday in win over Bradley
Senior Andrea Bove won both diving events Saturday in win over Bradley

Dec. 2, 2001

Chicago, Ill. - The UIC women's swimming and diving teams notched their third win of the season Saturday afternoon, as the Flames knocked off visiting Bradley at Flames Natatorium.

It was not until January 27 of last season when the UIC women (3-5) gained their third victory.

"This was a nice way to end the fall semester and go into finals week and then Christmas training," said head coach Paul Moniak.

UIC bested the Braves 132-100 on the women's side, while the men were defeated 132-86 by Bradley.

All of the women got into the act, as they won nine of 13 events on the afternoon. The 400-yard medley relay team of Shannon Sterne, Alicia Perry, Stephanie Murphy and Julie-Anne Chico got things started early, winning the meet's first event in 4:09.74.

Individual winners for the women included Jamie Redway in the 1000-yard free (10:56.78), Stephanie Murphy in the 50-yard free (25.60), Alicia Perry in the 200-yard IM (2:19.45), Andrea Bove in one and three meter diving (242.60, 247.50), Stephanie Brane in the 100-yard fly (1:03.91), Julie-Anne Chico in the 100-yard free (55.56) and Christine Hare in the 500-yard free (5:17.07).

The men were without the services of Paul Torres and Enric Claret who were swimming at the U.S. Open in East Meadow, New York and for the third straight meet, without David Kimmerly, who has been inactive with a knee injury. Those losses were evident, but the UIC men were able to string together some winning performances.



Mike Magee won both boards of the diving competition (one-meter-265.85, three-meter-280.35), Chris Kaczor took the 100-yard breaststroke (1:02.84) and Alexander Marinof was able to hold off Andy Huggins of Bradley to win the 200-yard IM in 2:06.28.

The men also won their version of the 400-yard medley relay in 3:55.67.

"We felt the absence of Paul (Torres), David (Kimmerly) and Enric (Claret) and it showed in the results," said Moniak. "I'm fairly pleased with the competition today."

Both squads now head into winter training before their reentry into competition on January 11 when they will visit Valparaiso.