Feb. 11, 2009
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SWIMMERS OF THE WEEK
Durban, South Africa
deSwardt recorded three victories in back-to-back Horizon League dual meets last weekend. He posted wins in the 1,650-yard freestyle (15:38.01), 400-yard individual medley (3:57.41) and 500 free (4:50.48) at Valparaiso on Friday. The next day, he set a UIC Natatorium record with a time of 9:13.74 in the 1,000 free while also posting wins in the 200-yard butterfly (1:50.16) and 500 free (4:32.46).
Green Bay, Wis.
DeGrand won all three of her events in Green Bay's 150-93 victory over Milwaukee on Saturday. She broke her own pool record, winning the 200-yard backstroke in a time of 2:06.62. She also won the 200-yard individual medley (2:09.18) and participated on the victorious 400-yard medley relay that posted the fastest time in the Horizon League this year (3:53.25).
DIVERS OF THE WEEK
Pogue won both diving events against Milwaukee on Saturday, helping the Phoenix secure a nine-point victory. He posted a 26-point win on the three-meter board with a score of 302.55 and took the one-meter event with a score of 286.58.
McGraw won both diving events as Green Bay defeated Milwaukee in Saturday's dual meet. Her score of 273.15 was 15 points ahead of the runner-up in the one-meter, while her three-meter mark (257.25) was 17 points higher than the rest of the field.
Other Men's Top Performers
Freshman, Cincinnati, Ohio
DiMasso won the one-meter event in two dual meets last weekend. He posted a score of 237.60 against Valparaiso, and then won the event with a mark of 245.47 at UIC. He also finished second in the three-meter event against the Flames (228.90).
Junior, Lakeville, Minn.
Hill led the Phoenix to a come-from-behind win over Milwaukee on Saturday with two individual wins and a relay victory. He set a pool record in the 100-yard freestyle, winning the event with a season-best time of 45.97. He also defeated his opponents in the 50 free (21.21) before securing the nine-point team victory as part of the winning 400-yard free relay (3:07.00).
Sophomore, Green Bay, Wis.
Heraly won two individual events against Green Bay on Saturday, taking the 1,000-yard freestyle in a time of 9:47.64 and the 500 free in 4:41.94.
Freshman, Skokie, Ill.
Ikeda won the 200-yard breaststroke (2:05.62) against Cleveland State on Saturday, propelling the Flames to their first dual meet victory over the Vikings in the past decade.
Sophomore, Pekin, Ill.
Malone finished second on the one-meter board with a score of 207.82 against Cleveland State on Friday. He was also the runner-up in the same event (238.45) against IUPUI on Sunday.
Sophomore, Pekin, Ill.
Sivak began his weekend with a win in the 100-yard freestyle (48.02) against CSU and a second-place effort in the 400-yard individual medley (4:16.43). On Sunday against IUPUI, he won the 50-yard backstroke (25.12), 100 free (47.29), and 500 free with a school-record time of 4:42.17. He also anchored the winning 400-yard freestyle relay (3:14.66).
Other Women's Top Performers
Sarah Lynne Gates
Senior, Lexington, Ky.
Gates won the 200-yard individual medley against Valparaiso and IUPUI on Sunday, posting a season-best time of 2:16.18. She also placed second in the 50-yard backstroke and third in the 50-yard freestyle.
Freshman, Westville, South Africa
Behn posted back-to-back three win performances in dual meets against Valparaiso and UIC over the weekend. She won the 50-yard freestyle (24.66), 100-yard butterfly (59.28) and 500 free (5:17.68) against Valpo on Friday. The next day, she won the 1,000 free (10:29.32), 500 free (5:05.82) and led off the winning 400-yard freestyle relay (3:39.86).
Senior, Richfield, Ohio
Dietz picked up a victory in the one-meter board at Valpo with a score of 196.80. She also placed second in the event at UIC with 192.08 points.
Sophomore, Hartford, Wis.
Wenger won the 500 and 1,000-yard freestyle events against Green Bay last weekend. She set a new school record in the 500 (5:04.01), while her time in the 1,000 (10:26.67) topped the field by over 20 seconds.
Sophomore, Long Grove, Ill.
Heath won the one-meter (220.87) and three-meter (219.98) against Cleveland State, as the Flames won the dual 152-81.
Senior, Oak Forest, Ill.
Simos won the 50-yard (24.92) and 100-yard freestyle (54.63) events in her final dual meet at UIC Natatorium, setting a new personal record in the 100.
Junior, Schaumburg, Ill.
Majercik led Valpo to a pair of wins over IUPUI and Butler on Sunday with victories in the 200-yard medley relay (1:54.66), 200-yard butterfly (2:15.54), 100-yard freestyle (54.43) and 400-yard freestyle relay (3:42.27). Against CSU on Friday, she added an individual win in the 100 free and two relay victories.
Senior, Rutherglen, Australia
Arnold placed second in the 1,000-yard (10:31.66) and 500-yard freestyle (5:11.05) against Bowling Green and Buffalo last weekend in the Penguins final competition before the Horizon League Championships.
Sophomore, Erie, Pa.
Carpin picked up two third-place finishes at the Youngstown State Diving Invitational on Sunday with career highs in both events. She scored 232.00 in the one-meter and 239.00 in the three-meter, and both marks rank fifth in YSU history.