Swimming, diving teams take two at Green Bay
By Laura White
The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams edged Green Bay Saturday at the Flames Natatorium.
The men’s team (5-3, 2-1 Horizon League) won eight events.
The 400 medley relay team, including Sebastian Ostrowski, Conor Ozog and Kei Ishimaruand Demuth, took first with a season-best time of 3:30.71.
Christian Grobe won the 500 free with a personal-best 4:45.09 and the 200 breast with 2:06.54.
Mike Reed took first in the 50 free with a time of 21.44.
Vince Errichiello beat Green Bay in the 200 individual medley with 1:56.26.
Ryota Kuwahara put up a season-best time of 1:52.51 in the 200 fly.
Joel Demuth stole the 100 free in 47.38 and Errichiello placed second in 47.72.
Mike Greco scored first in the one-meter dive, posting a season-best and NCAA qualifying score of 318.53.
The women’s team (5-2, 2-1 Horizon League) ended the meet with nine wins.
Veronica Gibson, Melanie Waszak, Monica Pinkus and Whitney Johnson captured first-place finishes for the Flames. Two medley teams also won their races.
Gibson claimed season-best times in the 1000 free with 10:25.10 and the 500 free with 5:05.69. Waszak won the 200 free in 1:55.39 and the 200 fly in 2:08.37.
Pinkus placed first in the 200 breast with 2:23.28 and took second in the 50 free with 24.50.
Johnson won the three-meter with 265.50 and had an NCAA qualifying score of 273.91 on the one-meter.
The team of Anne Jacobsen, Pinkus, Waszak and Emily Gniatczyk recorded the first win for UIC in the 400 medley relay with 3:53.47.
Gniaztczyk, Katherine Hare, Devon O’Neil and Kelsey Millin secured the win in 3:32.93 in the 400 free relay.
The women’s team takes on Youngstown State at 5 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Flames Natatorium.
The men’s team competes at Valparaiso at 1 p.m. Jan. 26.