Flames Sweep Western Illinois in Final Meet of 2010

Dec. 19, 2010

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The UIC men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams rolled over Western Illinois on Saturday afternoon as both squads won in convincing fashion.  The men claimed victory by a final tally of 188-72, while the women defeated the Leathernecks by a score of 174-88.  Of the 32 staged events, UIC received first place in all but two.

On the women’s side, 13 individuals picked up event wins.  Those athletes included Emily Hare, Emily Gniatczyk, Clair Martin, Sarah Walsh, Melaine Waszak, Hannika Schleebs, Laurel Heath, Sarah Harper, Brooke Sawyer, Alisa Penkala, Hannah Mikrut, Sarma Zemjanis and McKinzie Jacobs.

Ten members of the men’s team pick up first-place honors, which included Alex Webster, Luke Martinez, Andrew Schmitt, Josh Jacobson, Dan Corley, Woody Lord, Joel Demuth, Konrad Korth, Brian Anderson, Mike Greco and Steve Yemm.

The Flames also won all four relay races as competition took place in the 200 medley and 400 free relays.

UIC now begins to prepare for its winter training trip in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The nine-day event will begin on Dec. 30 and conclude on Jan. 7.

The Flames first meet back from break will be against conference-foe Green Bay on Jan. 15.