Green Bay Swimming and Diving Faces Tough Quad Meet
CHICAGO, Ill. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay Phoenix Swimming and Diving teams traveled to UIC to race in a two-day quad meet against conference rivals Oakland, UIC and Wright State.
The butterfly events were the strengths for both sides of the men’s and women’s roster. Sole first place finishers for the team included freshman Allissa Smith in the 100 fly with a time of 58.07, senior Haley Lucas in the 200 fly in 2:09.82, and sophomore Eli Broman in the 200 fly in 1:55.54, only a tenth ahead of second. The men’s 200 fly was the only event with three Phoenix in the top five, with freshman Riley Darling taking fourth with a time of 1:56.10 and junior Alec Rutkowski close behind in 1:56.32.
Head coach Reed Robelet said, “I’m proud of our men and women for showing good aggression in their races with a growing attention to detail. A number of our swimmers continue to drop time and sharpen their race strategies. We emerged with a few wins this weekend, but as a team, our transitions and walls still need a lot of work.”
On Friday, top-five finishes for the women included senior Claire Friederick, sophomore Rosalyn Stoa, and the 200 yard freestyle relay team of sophomore Ali Hanson, Friederick, Smith, and junior Stephanie Garvin. Friederick took fourth in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.50. Stoa placed fifth in both the 200 individual medley and 200 freestyle with season-best times of 2:10.61 and 1:55.88, respectively. The 200 yard freestyle team also turned in a season-best time, 1:39.33.
For the men, Friday’s top-five individual scorers were freshman Tyler Lustig, Broman, junior Noah Hanold, junior Brian Borden. Lustig took fourth in his first mile as a Phoenix, posting a time of 16:30.61. Broman grabbed fifth in the 100 fly with a season-best 51.71. Hanold took fifth as well in the 100 breaststroke, touching at 59.45. Borden earned fourth in the 200 backstroke, racing to 1:54.66. Both relay teams also made the top five. The 400 yard medley relay team of Borden, Hanold, Broman, and sophomore Nick Garcia finished fifth with a season-best time of 3:30.08, while the 200 yard freestyle team of senior Derick Goodson, Garcia, redshirt senior Collin Morgan, and freshman Garrett Spencer also earned fifth, touching the wall at 1:26.49, another season-best.
On Saturday, Hanson, Friederick, and Garvin made up the women’s individual top-five finishers. Hanson slid into fifth place in the women’s 100 individual medley in 1:01.83, Friederick stole second by one one-hundredth in the 100 backstroke with a time of 58.54, and Garvin took fifth in the 500 freestyle with a season-best time of 5:13.27. The 200 yard medley relay team of Smith, freshman Clare Martell, Hanson, and Friederick earned fifth, while the 400 yard freestyle squad of Friederick, Stoa, Smith, and Garvin were the highest-placing Phoenix relay team of the meet, racing to third place in a season-best time of 3:34.89.
On the men’s side, only freshman Richard Davis and senior Austin Sturdivant earned top-five honors on Saturday. Davis went 4:13.22 for fifth in the 400 individual medley, while Sturdivant sneaked into fourth place in the 200 breast with a time of 2:10.34. Both times were season bests. The 200 yard medley relay team of sophomore Charlie Warren, Hanold, Rutkowski, and Garcia took fifth with a time of 1:35.95, and finally, the 400 yard freestyle relay team of Garcia, Borden, Goodson, and Rutkowski finished up the meet with a fifth-place-earning 3:10.20.
The diving team competed only on the second day, where junior Bailey Wagner led the team with her first place finish in the one-meter board and second in the three-meter board with scores of 253.75 and 244.55, respectively. Freshman Ele Higley stepped up in the one-meter board to take third with a season-high score of 210.5 points, while junior Alley Paupst moved into fourth to help out in the three-meter board, earning 202.90 points. For the men, junior Michael Klemm placed fourth in the one-meter and third in the three-meter, with scores of 266.4 and 293.80, respectively. Senior James Wise flipped his way into fifth place in the three-meter, scoring 281.10 points.
Dual Meet Scores
Green Bay (190) Wright State University (144)
Oakland University (282) Green Bay (52)
University of Illinois – Chicago (214) Green Bay (119)
Wright State University (200) Green Bay (134)
Oakland University (243) Green Bay (91)
University of Illinois – Chicago (210) Green Bay (124)