Poelmans Steals the Show on Day Two of Horizon League Meet

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
         
Release: February 28, 2013
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Article Image
Courtesy: -
The Phoenix returns to action at the UIC Flames Natatorium on Friday morning for prelims at 10:30 a.m.
By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

CHICAGO (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Green Bay freshman Willem Poelmans (Hasselt, Belgium) made some noise in his first Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships experience on Thursday, winning the 200-yard IM in record-breaking fashion at the UIC Flames Natatorium. The Phoenix men moved up a spot into fourth place following the second day of competition, while the women's squad remains in second, just 16 points behind first-place Cleveland State.

Poelmans finished the 200 IM with a blazing time of 1:49.06 in the finals, breaking the Horizon League record of 1:49.09 set by Cleveland State's Jakub Dobies in 2010. The time, which earned an NCAA B-cut, also shattered the 14-year-old Green Bay record of 1:52.67 set by Jens Sonntag in 1999. Poelmans also broke the school record in prelims earlier in the day, finishing with a time of 1:49.37.

The Phoenix also had success in the 200 IM on the women's side, as seniors Heather Bodin (Maple Grove, Minn.) and Megan Burley (Hazelhurst, Wis.) finished second and third behind Milwaukee junior standout Emily McClellan (2:00.49). Bodin grabbed the runner-up spot with a time of 2:03.34, while Burley was close behind in 2:04.67.

Junior Kendra Rottier (Green Bay, Wis.) followed up Wednesday night's win in the 1000 freestyle with a runner-up finish in the 500. Rottier finished with a season-best time of 4:55.80, less than three seconds behind champion Melanie Waszak (4:52.95) of UIC.

Senior Taylor Trelka (Sturgeon Bay, Wis.) also turned in a solid finish in the women's 50 free, placing fourth in 23.60.

On the men's 1-meter diving board, senior Mitchell Spaeth (Fredonia, Wis.) earned a fifth-place finish with a total of 276.45. Freshman Tanner Nordlund (Rice, Minn.) won the consolation finals for the Phoenix men, accumulating a score of 257.30.

The four-day meet at the Flames Natatorium continues on Friday with swimming prelims at 10:30 a.m. Live coverage of finals will be streamed live on the Horizon League Network beginning at 5:30 p.m. CT. Visit the 2013 Horizon League Championship Central page on GreenBayPhoenix.com for continuing coverage.

Women's Team Scores
1 - Cleveland State 276
2 - Green Bay 260

3 - Milwaukee 251
4 - UIC 235
5 - Wright State 182
6 - Youngstown State 124
7 - Valparaiso 89

Men's Team Scores
1 - Cleveland State 317
2 - Milwaukee 294
3 - UIC 256
4 - Green Bay 189

5 - Wright State 183
6 - Valparaiso 80

###

For the latest and most up-to-date information on Green Bay Athletics and Green Bay Swimming & Diving, please visit GreenBayPhoenix.com.

Follow us on Twitter: @GBPhoenix @GBPhoenixSwim and @RyanHartwig

Like Green Bay Phoenix Athletics and Green Bay Phoenix Swimming & Diving on Facebook.
SCHEDULE
Schedule Sponsor
Sunday , August 10
Women's Soccer 
vs. Viterbo (Scrimmage)
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Monday , August 18
Women's Soccer 
vs. Olivet Nazarene (Scrimmage)
4:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Friday , August 22
Women's Soccer 
vs. IUPUI
4:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , August 24
Women's Soccer 
vs. Ball State
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Friday , August 29
Women's Soccer 
vs. Northern Iowa
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , August 31
Women's Soccer 
vs. North Dakota
4:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Friday , September 05
Women's Soccer 
at Chicago State
TBA
Chicago, Ill.
 
Sunday , September 07
Women's Soccer 
at Loyola
4:00 PM
Chicago, Ill.
 
Thursday , September 11
Women's Soccer 
vs. DePaul
4:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , September 14
Women's Soccer 
at Eastern Illinois
TBA
Charleston, Ill.
 
Wednesday, September 17
Women's Soccer 
at Northern Illinois
TBA
DeKalb, Ill.
 
Sunday , September 21
Women's Soccer 
at Western Illinois
12:00 PM
Macomb, Ill.
 
Saturday , September 27
Women's Soccer 
at Oakland
TBA
Rochester, Mich.
 
Saturday , October 04
Women's Soccer 
at Wright State
TBA
Dayton, Ohio
 
Wednesday, October 08
Women's Soccer 
vs. Milwaukee
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
ON-DEMAND VIDEO
LAUNCH PLAYER ▸
STAY CONNECTED
BMO
Cellcom
Fleet Farm
Menominee
Packers Shop
Prevea
S&L Motors
Ticket Star
WMMB
Gallagher's Pizza
Buffalo Wild Wings
United Press
Renards Cheese
Baylake Banks
Country Inn Suites
Diamonds & Golds
TWC Sports
Weidner Center
WNFL
Yellow Pages