Swimming and Diving Welcomes Western Illinois, Olivet Nazarene

Diver Whitney Johnson
Diver Whitney Johnson

Dec. 13, 2013

CHICAGO- The UIC men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams host Western Illinois and Olivet Nazarene in their fifth home meet of the season on Saturday. Competition gets underway at 2 p.m. (CT) inside the Flames Natatorium.

The Flames are coming off a three-week break when they last competed at the TYR Invitational hosted by Northwestern at the Norris Aquatic Center Nov. 22-24. The men’s squad (2-5, 1-2 HL) took fourth with 370.50 points, while the women’s team (2-5, 1-2 HL) placed fifth (385 points).

Women’s diver, Whitney Johnson, stunned yet again taking first on both the one-meter and three-meter boards with scores of 279.75 and 277, respectively.

Sprinter Danel Voorhees missed first by .01 in the 50 butterfly with a time of 25.30.

Men’s swimmer, Kei Ishimaru sped through the 200 fly, achieving a season-best time of 1:49.26 and placing third in the event.

The quartet of Mike Reed, Vince Errichiello, Nick Kowaleski, and Sebastian Ostrowski touched fourth in the 400 free relay clocking in at 3:04.17.

Heading into Saturday’s meet, the Flames hold an  11-1 record against the Leathernecks on both the men’s and women’s side. This is the first meeting between UIC and the Olivet Nazarene Tigers.

Schedule of Events

200 Medley Relay
1000 Free
200 Free
100 Back
100 Breast
200 Fly
50 Free
1-mtr dive
100 Free
200 Back
200 Breast
500 Free
100 Fly
3-mtr dive
200 IM
200 Free Relay