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Men, Women still Swimming Third In Whitewater
Posted: Friday, February 18, 2005
WHITEWATER - The UW-Eau Claire men's and women's swimming and diving teams maintained their third place positions in day two of the three-day Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships here today at the Williams Center Pool.
The Blugold men have a total of 465 points while UW-Stevens Point leads the way with 860 points. UW-La Crosse is in second with a score of 465 while UW-Whitewater is fourth with 396. UW-Oshkosh is fifth at 313 and UW-River Falls rounds out the bunch with a score of 237.
The Blugolds posted three, third place finishes on the men's side with Peter Shafe (So.-Burlington) earning the only individual third place finish. Shafe took third in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:20.65, 11 seconds off the winner.
The other third-place finishes for the men came in the 200-yard medley relay and the 800-yard freestyle relay.
The Blugold women have a team score of 550.50 after day two of the event, with La Crosse leading the way at 933.50. Stevens Point is currently in second place with a score of 844 while UW-Whitewater is fourth with a score of 311. Whitewater and River Falls sit fifth and sixth with scores of 275 and 254 respectively.
The top individual finish for the Blugolds came from Sarah Myers (So.-Eau Claire/North), who took third place in the one-meter diving event with a score of 346.70. Sarah Thayer of La Crosse won the event with a score of 416.85.
Eau Claire earned two other third-place finishes, both coming in relay events. Annie Gorman (Jr.-Menomonie) took fourth place overall in the 200-yard freestyle event, posting a time of 1:58.31, less than three seconds off the winner's pace.
The three-day WIAC Championships will conclude tomorrow, with action beginning at 10:30 a.m.
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