Illini Third at NU Relays
1500 Freestyle Team Comes Up A Winner- 11/1/98
The University of Illinois Swimming and Diving team placed third at the Northwestern Relays held this afternoon at Northwestern University. Michigan (206) and Northwestern (178) were one-two, while Illinois scored 162 points to assure the third spot.
The standings were rounded out by Michigan State (134), Toledo (92), Northern Illinois (80), Wisconsin-Green Bay (80), Wisconsin-Milwaukee (44) and Illinois-Chicago (40).
Illinois' 1500 freestyle relay team won its event, as Nicola Homenock, Kelly Handel and Jen Peters combined to go 15:10.44 to finish ahead of Michigan (15:19.23) and Northwestern (15:26.40).
The 300 butterfly team came up with a second-place finish behind the Wolverines. Homenock, Natasha Messmer and Anna Christiansen posted a time of 2:51.24. Also coming in second was the 800 free team of Emily Wang, Homenock, Allison Olech and Anna Christiansen who swam a 7:37.13, the 500 free team of Traci Bollinger, Marcie Black, Wang and Homenock (4:34.82) and the 400 IM team of Wang, Christiansen, Noelle Wilhite and Jodi Smith (3:57.07).
Illinois next competes at the Illinois Dual Meet Extravaganza Friday-Sunday, Nov. 6-8 at the IMPE Pool. Illinois is scheduled to swim dual meets at 7:30 Friday night, 11 a.m. Saturday morning, 5 p.m. Friday evening and 10 a.m. Sunday morning.
Illinois Individual Results
300 Fly (nonscoring)
3. Illinois (Jenny Patton, Jen Peters, Colleen Farrell) 3:02.13
2. Illinois (Nicola Homenock, Natasha Messmer, Anna Christiansen) 2:51.24
300 Back (nonscoring)
1. Illinois (Emily Wang, Ashley Braun, Jessica Aveyard) 3:02.65
4. Illinois (Traci Bollinger, Kathy Kielty, Molly Busch) 2:59.15
300 Breast (nonscoring)
4. Illinois (Jenny Patton, Jen Peters, Colleen Farrell) 3:32.23
3. Illinois (Nicola Homenock, Natasha Messmer, Anna Christiansen) 3:21.03
2. Illinois (Emily Wang, Nicola Homenock, Allison Olech, Anna Christiansen) 7:37.13
500 Free (nonscoring)
1. Illinois (Janna Pasztor, Stephanie Staples, Allison Olech, Jen Peters) 4:43.37
3. Illinois (Traci Bollinger, Marcie Black, Emily Wang, Nicola Homenock) 4:34.82
400 Medley (nonscoring)
2. Illinois (Jessica Aveyard, Amanda Chan, Jodi Smith, Colleen Farrell) 4:09.36
4. Illinois (Kathy Kielty, Noelle Wilhite, Natasha Messmer, Marcie Black) 4:02.45
200 Free (nonscoring)
1. Illinois (Janna Pasztor, Molly Busch, Stephanie Staples, Darcy Adler) 1:40.91
3. Illinois (Emily Wang, Traci Bollinger, Marcie Black, Colleen Farrell) 1:37.73
1. Illinois (Nicola Homenock, Kelly Handel, Jen Peters) 15:10.44
3. Illinois (Molly Busch, Darcy Adler, Natasha Messmer, Traci Bollinger) 1:50.16
400 IM (nonscoring)
4. Illinois (Kris Lawson, Janna Pasztor, Amanda Chan, Kelly Handel) 4:!7.22
2. Illinois (Emily Wang, Anna Christiansen, Noelle Wilhite, Jodi Smith) 3:57.07
400 Free (nonscoring)
2. Illinois (Molly Busch, Allison Olech, Stephanie Staples, Colleen Farrell) 3:39.21
3. Illinois (Nicola Homenock, Traci Bollinger, Marcie Black, Emily Wang) 3:31.61