Men's Swimming Takes the Lead After Day 2; Women in Fifth
Feb. 24, 2011
Day 2 is now complete at the 2011 Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships as the UIC men's team takes the lead with 308 points. They are trailed closely by Cleveland State (297.5) and Milwaukee (287.5). The women's squad stays in its fifth-place position with 162 points, while Green Bay pilots the field with 321 points.
The men's 400-yard medley relay team of Steve Yemm, Evan Dunn, Andrew Schmitt and Brian Anderson set a new Horizon League record with a winning time of 3:14.68, shattering the old mark by over one second and notching the NCAA 'B' standard.
Dunn began his evening by winning the 200 individual medley, breaking his own school record with a time of 1:49.34. All told, the Flames scored 65 points in the event as Luke Martinez, Schmitt, Will Ikeda and Josh Jacobson placed third, fourth, ninth and 12th, respectively.
Anderson placed second in the finals of the 50 freestyle with a time 20.40. He entered the race with the best preliminary time of 20.28, which is an NCAA 'B' cut time.
Dan Corley took home third-place honors in the 500 free as he posted a team-season high of 4:30.76. He was followed by teammate Zach Van Swol in seventh place.
Divers Mike Greco and Woody Lord earned valuable points in the three-meter competition as Greco finished sixth and Lord placed seventh.
On the women's side, freshman Melanie Waszak was the lone bright spot as she claimed runner-up honors in the 500 freestyle with a new school record time of 4:55.24.
Prelims begin tomorrow at 9 a.m. CT with finals starting at 4:30 p.m.
Be sure to watch live final event coverage on HorizonLeague.com.