Release  Horizon League ·

Feb. 4, 2009


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Zach Fisher
Wright State
Columbus, Ohio

Fisher won his sixth straight 50-yard freestyle event last weekend against Cincinnati, posting a time of 20.90. He also won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 50.00 and helped the 200-yard medley relay to a runner-up finish. Currently, Fisher leads the Horizon League in the 50 free (20.55).

Clair Martin
Waukesha, Wis.

Martin broke a 16-year old school record in her 100-yard backstroke victory against Youngstown State with a Horizon League-leading time of 57.90. She also posted wins against Western Illinois in the 200-yard backstroke (2:07.30) and 200-yard freestyle (1:59.25).

Other Men's Top Performers

Kevin Heger
Sophomore, Glenview, Ill.
Heger placed third on both boards against Western Illinois, posting a score of 226.80 on the one-meter and 216.90 in the three-meter.

Andrew Schmitt
Sophomore, Glenview, Ill.
Schmitt won both the 200-yard individual medley (1:57.70) and 500-yard freestyle (4:50.43) in UIC's victory over Western Illinois last weekend.

Kurtis Malone
Sophomore, Pekin, Ill.
Malone won the three-meter (247.80) and one-meter events at Eastern Illinois on Saturday with a score of 209.61. He also competed against Western Illinois on Friday, posting marks of 211.05 and 180.30 respectively, in the one and three-meter events.

Kyle Verage
Senior, Hubertus, Wis.
Verage won three events at Western Illinois on Friday. He helped the victorious 400-yard medley relay post a time of 3:43.03, and added individual wins in the 200-yard individual medley (2:03.92) and 100-yard backstroke (55.27). At Eastern Illinois on Saturday, he placed third in the 100 back (56.39) and 200 back (2:05.45).

Other Women's Top Performers

Laurel Heath
Sophomore, Long Grove, Ill.
Heath went 4-for-4 last weekend, claiming both the one and three-meter boards against Youngstown State (215.10/209.10) on Friday and Western Illinois (217.65/207.08) on Saturday.

Molley Pipkorn
Wright State
Senior, Springfield, Ohio
Pipkorn won three individual swims against Cincinnati on Friday. She had career-best times in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:25.96) and 200 free (1:53.93), and posted a time of 5:07.26 in her 500 free victory. Pipkorn's effort in the 200 free ranks second in the Horizon League this season.

Olivia Arnold
Youngstown State
Senior, Rutherglen, Australia
Arnold continued her successful run as she again won the 1,000-yard freestyle against League foes UIC and Green Bay last weekend. She posted times of 10:23.32 against the Flames and 10:25.23 against the Phoenix in the event. Against UIC, she added a victory in the 500 free (5:07.33) and a third-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley (2:13.15).

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