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    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