Phoenix Swimming & Diving Teams Fall to Wisconsin
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay men's and women's swimming and diving teams squared off against in-state rival Wisconsin Saturday afternoon at the Peter F. Dorschel Natatorium in a non-conference dual meet. Both Phoenix squads competed well, but the Big Ten opponents were too strong as the Badgers finished with a 166-112 win on the women's side and a 179-110 result in the men's competition.
The Wisconsin women entered the meet ranked 16th in the nation. With the losses, the Phoenix women are now 8-2 on the year in dual meets, while the men move to 7-3.
The morning diving events were highlighted by strong performances from men's junior Daniel Pogue (Chisholm, Minn.) and women's divers Kayla Deters (Sauk Rapids, Minn.) and Carrie Dinelli (Northbrook, Ill.), who each earned individual victories.
Pogue posted a giant number on the 3-meter board, totaling 340.05 points for the first-place finish. The score was Pogue's personal best, and was the highest score ever recorded in a dual meet at the Dorschel Natatorium. Pogue also placed second in the 1-meter dive with a score of 281.48.
In the women's 3-meter diving competition, Dinelli earned 234.30 points en route to her first-career victory. The freshman edged out her senior teammate Deters on the high board, who won the 1-meter competition with a score of 234.08.
Senior Jason Askew (Durban, South Africa) had a solid day for the Phoenix men's team, placing second in the 100-yard (57.86) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:08.79) events. Classmate Ryan Loy (New London, Wis.) had a strong showing in the 100 butterfly, placing a close second to Wisconsin's Garrett Mulchrone (51.18) with a time of 51.77.
Phoenix sophomore Tyler Evans (Lodi, Wis.) was narrowly edged out by the Badgers' Michael Weiss in the 100 freestyle, as Weiss finished with a time of 47.11, while Evans followed in 47.53.
On the women's side, senior Shannon Demrow (Algonquin, Ill.) earned a close second-place finish in the 200 fly, touching in at 2:08.46 behind Wisconsin's Karlyn Hougan (2:07.64).The Green Bay swimming and diving teams continue their homestand next Saturday, as Youngstown State, Illinois State and IIT visit the Dorschel Natatorium for women's competition at noon, while the IIT men square off against the Phoenix at 2 p.m.