Swimming, diving teams take two at Green Bay

Junior Joel Demuth won the 100 free in 47.38.

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 defeated the Phoenix, 129-114, and the women’s team won, 123-120.

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.

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