Phoenix Swimming Teams Dominate Western Illinois Thursday

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Release: January 19, 2012
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Alex Hallam was a two-time individual winner for the Phoenix on Thursday.

By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

MACOMB, Ill. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay men's and women's swimming and diving teams picked up convincing road wins over Western Illinois Thursday night at Brophy Pool on the WIU campus. The Phoenix women took all 13 events en route to a 168-52 victory, while the men's squad had a winner in 10 events to cruise to a 151-90 decision.

Lauren Caruso (DeForest, Wis.) won a pair of individual events Thursday to lead the Phoenix women. The senior placed first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:25.19 before taking the 100 breaststroke in 1:08.37.

Freshmen Dana Iverson (Kenosha, Wis.) and Amanda Walker (Sun Prairie, Wis.) were also two-time winners on the women's side, as Iverson took the 1000 free (11:12.32) and 100 backstroke (1:02.13), while Walker won the 50 free (25.10) and 100 butterfly (58.44) races.

On the boards, junior Jessica Stolfi (Kenosha, Wis.) and sophomore Carrie Dinelli (Northbrook, Ill.) swept the diving events for the Phoenix women. Stolfi won the 1-meter board with a score of 213.68, while Dinelli took the high board with a total of 238.43.

On the men's side, senior Alex Hallam (Wausau, Wis.) and freshman Matt Hollub (Appleton, Wis.) each picked up two individual wins to lead the Phoenix. Hallam cruised to victory in the 200 IM (2:02.39) and 500 free (4:57.21), while Hollub won the 200 free (1:47.69) and 100 backstroke (53.80).

Senior Daniel Pogue (Chisholm, Minn.) took the 1-meter diving competition, posting a dominating score of 328.65 - 27 points ahead of second place. Junior Mitchell Spaeth (Fredonia, Wis.) earned the win on the 3-meter board Thursday, posting a first-place total of 295.50.

The Phoenix swimming and diving teams will return to action on Saturday when they head to Madison to take on in-state rival Wisconsin at 2 p.m.

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Saturday , October 04
Swimming and Diving 
vs. Intrasquad/Alumni Meet
2:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , October 11
Swimming and Diving 
vs. Oakland
11:30 AM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , October 18
Swimming and Diving 
vs. Cleveland State
11:30 AM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , October 25
Swimming and Diving 
at Wisconsin Collegiate Invite
TBA
Milwaukee, Wis.
 
Saturday , November 01
Swimming and Diving 
vs. Wright State
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Friday , November 07
Swimming and Diving 
vs. Phoenix 1-2-3
4:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , November 08
Swimming and Diving 
vs. Phoenix 1-2-3
9:00 AM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Friday , November 21
Swimming and Diving 
at IUPUI House of Champions
TBA
Indianapolis, Ind.
 
Saturday , December 06
Swimming and Diving 
vs. Intrasquad Relays
11:00 AM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , January 10
Swimming and Diving 
at UIC
1:00 PM
Chicago, Ill.
 
Thursday , January 15
Swimming and Diving 
at IUPUI (Women Only)
7:00 PM
Indianapolis, Ind.
 
Friday , January 16
Swimming and Diving 
at Valparaiso (Men Only)
4:00 PM
Valparaiso, Ind.
 
Saturday , January 24
Swimming and Diving 
vs. Youngstown State
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , January 25
Swimming and Diving 
at Butler
TBA
Indianapolis, Ind.
 
Saturday , January 31
Swimming and Diving 
at Milwaukee
1:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
 
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