Both the men’s and the women’s swim teams finished up their seasons at the University Athletic Association Championships this past weekend at the Webster Athletic Center. The championships ran from Feb. 20-22 and started on Wednesday with diving preliminaries. Thursday was the first full day of competition for the ‘Jackets, and competition continued until Saturday. There were a total of 40 events over the three days and both the men and the women placed seventh overall in the team standings.

The women had three individuals score points on Thursday. Senior Danielle Scherry placed 24th in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:23.53. Freshman Dayna Jacob took 12th in the 50 free, coming in with a time of 25.45. Freshman Rachel Boldt also placed in the 50 freestyle, coming in 18th with a time of 25.91.

The women had teams place in both the 400-medley relay and the 200-free relay. The team consisting of Scherry, Jacob, sophomore Nora Hoefer and senior Kelly Fischer placed seventh in the 400 medley with a time of 4:14.85. The women’s ‘A’ 200 relay team, consisting of freshman Cailee Caldwell, freshman Liz Subjeck, Boldt and Jacob came in sixth with a time of 1:42.21. Sophomore Tamara De La Loza, junior Jill Endres, senior Denise Moseman and freshman Shannon Moss were the members of the ‘B’ team that came in 15th with a time of 1:46.96.

In the 1-meter board’s finals, junior Cheryl Blechan placed 10th with a score of 274.95. Following her in 11th place was freshman Jaime Sorenson, who had a score of 272.20. Freshman Meghan Mahaney placed 13th with a score of 266.30.

On the third day of the championships, the women had 14 individual scorers. Six of these were in the 400 individual medley. Scherry came in 12th overall with a time of 4:59.99. After her was teammate Fischer, who placed 16th with a time of 5:00.45. Right after Fischer in 17th place was junior Megan Miller, who came in at a time of 4:59.15. Freshman Kathryn Lukens finished 19th with a time of 5:00.91. Sophomore Lilly Wynn came in 20th with a time of 5:02.88. Senior Sara Tomaski placed 23rd with a time of 5:14.44.

Four more of the individual scorers came from the 200 freestyle. Caldwell placed 15th with a time of 2:00.24. Placing 18th was Subjeck, who had a time of 2:00.61. Hoefer came in 20th with a time of 2:00.83. Freshman Rachel Boldt placed 23rd with a time of 2:02.74.

For the 100 breastroke, there were three individual scorers. Fischer finished in a time of 1:10.38 and placed 11th. Moseman came in 15th with a time of 1:11.95. Endres rounded out the ‘Jackets’ placements, coming in 19th with a time of 1:13.43.

Moss came in 22nd with a time of 1:05.15 in the 100 backstroke. For the 100 butterfly, De La Loza came in 23rd with a time of 1:07.37. De La Loza was followed by Tomaski, who came in with a time of 1:07.96.

The 200-medley team consisting of Caldwell, Fischer, Hoefer and Jacob came in seventh with a time of 1:55.85. The 800-freestyle relay team of Caldwell, Boldt, Hoefer and Subjeck placed fifth with a time of 8:06.81.

For the men, there were two individual scorers on day two of the championships. Junior Bruce Maki placed 17th in the 500 freestyle, coming in at 4:48.14. Freshman Cole Brown finished in a time of 4:56.07.

The men’s ‘A’ 200 freestyle relay team, consisting of Dennison, freshman Bobby McCue, sophomore Matt Kaule and junior Ryan White, placed seventh with a time of 3:38.72.

On the 3-meter boards, junior David Mitsche placed sixth with a score of 304.80. Freshman Kyle Cron placed eighth with a score of 205.10.

On day three, there were 10 individual scorers for the men’s swimming team. Four men placed in the 100-backstroke competition. Freshman Kevin Howard placed 10th overall with a time of 53.62. Sophomore Garret Lam came in 16th with a time of 55.20.

There were four swimmers that competed in the 100 breaststroke for the men. Finishing 13th overall was Jensen with a time of 1:01.22. Following Jensen was McCue, finishing 16th with a time 1:02.50. Dennison finished 17th with a time of 1:02.42, and senior Joe Subjeck finished 23rd, coming in at 1:04.45.

Other individual places included White, who was 22nd in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:46.67. In the 400 IM, Maki came in 14th overall with a time of 4:15.77. Also in the 400 IM was Howard, who placed 19th with a time of 4:15.79.

Finishing off for the ‘Jackets was the 200-medley relay team of Lam, Jensen, Howard and White. They finished seventh with a time of 1:37.23. Following them with a time of 1:39.82 to place 14th was the team of Balch, Dennison, Kaule and sophomore Danny Friel. The 800-freestyle relay team of McCue, Maki, sophomore Tim Anderson and White placed eighth with a time of 7:15.09.

The men’s team finished the season 4-6 in head-to-head matches. The women finished at 2-9.

Belonga is a member of the class of 2010.



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