Jan. 28, 2009
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SWIMMERS OF THE WEEK
Durban, South Africa
As CSU posted a 133-108 victory over Wright State on Saturday, deSwardt stole the spotlight as he set a new school and Horizon League record in the 1,000-yard freestyle. His time of 9:05.64 smashed the previous record of 9:17.93 and is currently the fifth-fastest time in the nation so far this season. deSwardt also added wins in the 200-yard butterfly (1:50.25) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:28.98).
Wenger started her stellar weekend out with a school and Horizon League record performance in the 1,000-yard freestyle, posting a winning time of 10:14.43 at the University of Chicago on Friday. She added a victory in the 400-yard medley relay, and would have placed first in the 500-yard free (5:06.87) and 400 free relay (3:39.80) but swam those events exhibition. On Saturday, Wenger won the 200-yard backstroke (2:10.11) and the 1,000 free (10:29.19) against Western Illinois.
DIVERS OF THE WEEK
North Canton, Ohio
Nettleton swept both boards against CSU, taking the one-meter with a score of 290.95 and the three-meter with a total of 292.00. This marked the second time Nettleton swept both boards, and his fifth victory in the one-meter so far this season.
McGraw won three out of four diving events over the weekend. Against Western Illinois on Friday, she swept the boards, scoring 253.85 in the one-meter and 276.15 on the three-meter board. She was the lone Phoenix winner at Wisconsin, taking the one-meter event with a score of 277.05. She also tallied 284.33 on the three-meter board to place second in the event. McGraw qualified for NCAA Zones with her performance at Wisconsin.
Other Men's Top Performers
Cleveland State, Fr., Cincinnati, Ohio
DiMasso recorded a season-best score (242.85) and a third-place finish in the three-meter event against Wright State last weekend. He added a fourth-place finish in the one-meter event with a score of 245.70.
Green Bay, Jr., Lakeville, Minn.
Hill won all four individual events he swam last weekend, claiming both the 50 (21.26) and 100-yard freestyles (46.36) with season-best performances against Western Illinois. He was the lone event winner at Wisconsin the next day, posting times of 1:42.23 in the 200 free and 4:35.81 in the 500 free.
Green Bay, Fr., Chisholm, Minn.
Pogue won the one-meter against Western Illinois with a career-best score of 307.90 to qualify for NCAA Zones. He also placed third in the three-meter (267.30). Against Wisconsin, Pogue placed fifth on the three-meter board (259.43) and sixth in the one-meter event (233.10).
Milwaukee, Fr., Racine, Wis.
Conner was UWM's top diver last weekend, placing second on the one-meter board (200.40) and winning the three-meter event with a season-best score of 254.25 on Friday against University of Chicago. He followed that up with a fourth-place effort on the three-meter and a fifth-place showing in the one-meter against Western Illinois on Saturday.
Milwaukee, Jr., West Bend, Wis.
On Friday against Chicago, Waldhart won the 100-yard backstroke (52.55) and took second-place in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:12.87). He also posted the fastest time in the 200-yard individual medley (1:57.23) but swam as an exhibition swimmer. Against Western Illinois on Saturday, Waldhart claimed victories in the 400 IM (4:08.40), the 200-yard medley relay (1:36.05) and the 200-yard back with a Klotsche Natatorium record time of 1:51.76.
UIC, So., St. Charles, Ill.
Anderson won both sprint events at Valparaiso, posting times of 21.44 and 46.25 respectively, in the 50 and 100-yard freestyles. He also swam on the winning 200-yard medley relay.
UIC, Fr., Rockford, Ill.
Heger won the one-meter with a career-best score of 250.05 on Saturday at Valparaiso.
Valparaiso, So., Pekin, Ill.
Malone was runner-up in the one-meter event against UIC with a score of 217.65.
Valparaiso, Sr., Hubertus, Wis.
Verage won the 100-yard backstroke (55.44) and placed second in the 100 breast with a mark of 1:04.38, a season's best time. He also finished fifth in the 200-yard IM (2:04.44).
Wright State, Sr., Columbus, Ohio
Fisher won the 50-yard freestyle for the fifth straight dual meet with his season-best time of 20.55 at Cleveland State on Saturday. He also anchored the winning 400-yard freestyle relay (3:04.42) with a split of 45.59.
Other Women's Top Performers
Cleveland State, Fr., Westville, South Africa
Behn posted wins in the 200-yard freestyle (1:53.22), 100 free (52.99) and 400-yard free relay (3:35.84) while bettering her own school record in the 500-yard free (5:04.29) against WSU and YSU on Saturday.
Cleveland State, Sr., Richfield, Ohio
Dietz recorded a season-best score of 203.95 in the one-meter event to finish third against WSU and YSU on Saturday.
Green Bay, So., Algonquin, Ill.
Demrow won the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:25.49) and the 100 free (53.60) against Western Illinois last weekend. She also placed third against Wisconsin in the 200-yard butterfly (2:07.32).
Milwaukee, Sr., New Berlin, Wis.
Hall won three out of four diving events last weekend as the Panthers improved to 13-2 this season. She set a pool record on the three-meter board with 269.93 and placed second on the one-meter (246.45) at the University of Chicago on Friday. She swept the diving events at home against Western Illinois on Saturday, scoring an NCAA Zone qualifying total of 293.10 on the three-meter and a 248.03 in the one-meter event.
UIC, So., Long Grove, Ill.
Heath won the one-meter at Valparaiso with a score of 214.20.
UIC, Fr., Naperville, Ill.
Schleebs won the 100-yard backstroke (1:00.88) and led off the winning 200-yard freestyle relay with a split of 24.75 at Valparaiso on Saturday.
Valparaiso, Jr., Schaumburg, Ill.
Majercik won three events for the Crusaders against UIC on Saturday. She won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.95 to spark a 1-2-3 Valpo finish in the event. She also posted her season-best time of 54.19 in the 100 free, and helped the 200 medley relay to victory with the third-fastest Valpo time in history (1:51.43).
Wright State, Sr., Springfield, Ohio
Cooper led the Raiders as they secured a pair of dual meet victories over CSU and YSU on Saturday. She posted individual wins in the 200-yard individual medley (2:12.49) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:09.69) after leading off the victorious 400-yard medley relay with a time of 1:00.38.
Wright State, Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio
DiMasso posted a pair of diving victories against CSU and YSU last weekend. She won the one-meter event with a score of 221.95 and the three-meter with a mark of 226.10. Both totals were season-best scores for DiMasso.
Youngstown State, Sr., Rutherglen, Australia
Arnold won the 1,000-yard freestyle against CSU and WSU with a time of 10:32.02 on Saturday. She also finished third in the 500 free (5:08.62) and fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:29.22).