Flames swimmers shatter school records

Brianna Hines

Brianna Hines set a UIC record Friday with a time of 4:49.56 in the 500 free. Photo: Steve Woltmann


Sophomore Brianna Hines and freshman Lexie Joy put in record-breaking performances at the pool Friday during the Northwestern TYR Invitational in Evanston.

The women’s team placed fourth overall with 446 points and the men totaled 280 points for fifth place out of six universities at the three-day event.

The Flames head to Green Bay Dec. 12 for a Horizon League meet.

On Friday, Hines posted a time of 4:49.56 in the 500 free for first place and a new UIC record. Joy finished second in the 200 individual medley but set a new UIC record with 2:03.59.

The 400 medley relay team of Joy, Jocelyn Langballe, Sophia Shalabi and Marissa Savegnago placed fifth with a time of 3:49.38. Sophomore diver Rachel Criscione placed fifth in the one-meter dive with 232.70 points.

On Saturday, Joy captured second place in the 200 free (1:50.00). In the 400 individual medley, Hines finished fifth with a time of 4:26.62. Shalabi took fourth in the 100 breast (1:04.17) and Savegnago finished fifth in the 100 fly (56.27).

Kei Ishimaru

Kei Ishimaru took second in the 200 fly during the Northwestern TYR Invitational. Photo: Steve Woltmann

On Sunday, Hines grabbed second place in the 1650 free (16:45.09) and Savegnago took third in the 50 fly (25.15). The 400 free relay team of Joy, Hines, Erika Marinez and Katherine Hare finished in fifth with a time of 3:29.30.

On the men’s side, senior Kei Ishimaru placed second in the 200 fly with 1:49.43. Junior Nicholas Kowaleski finished sixth in the 200 free (1:42.63). In the 800 free relay, Kowaleski, Tanner Alms, Nathan Jesko and Ryota Kuwahara captured seventh place with a time of 6:53.80. The 400 medley relay team of Peter Errichiello, Shaun Seuschek, Ishimaru and Kowaleski finished ninth with a time of 3:26.82.

On the boards, senior Mark Ciesielski placed seventh in the one-meter dive with 232.55. Junior Tyler Pastore finished eighth in the one-meter (225.85) and three-meter dives (246.40).

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