Phoenix Swimming Squads Defeat Valparaiso on Saturday
VALPARAISO, Ind. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay men's and women's swimming teams both picked up convincing dual meet victories at Horizon League opponent Valparaiso on Saturday at the Athletic Recreation Center. The women's squad had a winner in all 11 events, cruising to a 128-68 win, while the men's team took seven events in a 129-76 victory.
Senior Heather Bodin (Maple Grove, Minn.) and sophomore Dana Iverson (Kenosha, Wis.) both won a pair of individual events for the Phoenix women on Saturday. Bodin claimed the 100-yard butterfly in 58.69 before taking the 100 breaststroke in 1:07.13, while Iverson won the 200 IM in 2:14.80 and the 100 backstroke in 59.99. Iverson was also a member of Green Bay's winning 400 free relay team (3:39.93).
Other individual winners for the Phoenix women were Anna Gomez (Burlington, Wis.) in the 1000 freestyle (10:40.52), Parker Wolf (Kohler, Wis.) in the 200 freestyle (1:56.51), Taylor Trelka (Sturgeon Bay, Wis.) in the 50 freestyle (25.36), Racheal Wieland (Wisconsin, Rapids, Wis.) in the 100 freestyle (55.13) and Melissa Killpatrick (Elk River, Minn.) in the 500 freestyle (5:12.68).
Junior Brian Heiser (McFarland, Wis.) was a part of three victories for the Green Bay men, including individual wins in the 200 freestyle (1:47.32) and 500 freestyle (4:57.56). Heiser was also a member of the victorious 400 free relay squad (3:11.90).
Junior Cole Hackney (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) also won a pair of individual events, taking the 50 freestyle in 21.76 and the 100 butterfly in 53.87. Other winners for the Green Bay men on Saturday were Ben Loeffelholz (Dubuque, Iowa) in the 100 freestyle (48.53) and Evan Hill (Jefferson, Wis.) in the 100 backstroke (53.27).
Saturday marked Green Bay's final dual meet prior to its annual Florida training trip (Dec. 31-Jan. 9). The Phoenix is next in action on Jan. 12 in Chicago at UIC.
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