Swimming, diving crush Crusaders

Sebastian Ostrowski

Sebastian Ostrowski led UIC with wins in the 100 back and 200 individual medley. — Photo: Steve Woltmann


By Chris Hopkins — chopki4@uic.edu

The swimming and diving program defeated the Valparaiso Crusaders Saturday at the Flames Natatorium. The men’s team won, 171.5-115.5, and the women followed suit, 162-115.

The Flames will remain home this week, with the women’s team facing Youngstown State Friday at the Flames Natatorium, followed by the UIC Diving Invitational Saturday.

The men’s swimmers finished with a total of nine individual victories. Sebastian Ostrowski led the way with two wins in the 100 back (51.00) and 200 individual medley (1:56.07).

Christian Grobe won the 1000 free (9:53.78) and Kei Ishimaru placed first in the 200 fly (1:52.70). Tanner Alms took the 200 free (1:43.29) and Nathan Bosse notched first in the 200 back (1:56.27).

John Mordach and Mike Reed captured victories in the 100 breast and 50 free. Mordach clocked in at 59.02 and Reed at 21.00. Vince Errichiello took home first in the 100 free (46.91).

The 200 medley relay team — Reed, Ostrowski, Peter Errichiello and Brayden Amendola — took first place (1:33.11). Connor Howard won the three-meter dive (311.70) and one-meter dive (313.98).

The women earned eight individual victories with Sophia Shalabi setting the pace with two wins. She touched the wall first in the 100 breast (1:06.59) and 200 individual medley (2:14.15).

Brianna Hines captured first in the 200 fly (2:07.17) and Veronica Gibson won the 1000 free (10:48.08). Erin Sivak beat her competitors in the 200 back (2:18.88) and Claire Haggerty took first in the 200 free (1:56.72). Erika Martinez won the 50 free, finishing with a final time of 25.02. Whitney Johnson took first in the three-meter dive (289.25) and one-meter dive (305.25).

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