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    Dual Meet Extravaganza: Day Two

    Illini Split Day Two of Extravaganza
    - 11/7/98

    The University of Illinois swimming and diving team (2-3/0-2) split the second day of the Illinois Dual Meet Extravaganza today at the IMPE Pool. In the morning, Illinois fell to Missouri, 82-66, but bounced back in the evening session to defeat Illinois State, 85-66.

    Illinois defeated the Redbirds behind five individual event winners and a 400 free relay victory. Senior Nicola Homenock wasted no time in getting the team off to a quick start after the morning defeat with a win in the 400 IM (4:28.02), the first event of the evening meet. Traci Bollinger followed that up with a win in event two, the 100 free (53.13), and teammates Darcy Adler (50 breast/30.33), Molly Busch (50 fly/26.89) and Jessica Aveyard (1650 free/17:40.12) followed those wins up with victories of their own.

    "We came back and swam more focused this evening," Illini Head Coach Jim Lutz said. "We had to get tougher in order to win, and our swimmers are learning how to stand up and race when tired."

    It wasn't the same story in the morning as an Illini squad that was without two of its top swimmers for the majority of the meet (Emily Wang/illness, Nicola Homenock/graduate school entrance exam), lost to Missouri, 82-66.

    There were some individual highlights against Missouri. The 200 medley relay team of Bollinger, Darcy Adler, Natasha Messmer and Wang won in 1:48.59 to start the meet on the right track. Freshman Kathy Kielty also continued to have a strong weekend, taking the 200 back in 2:05.97. Messmer was the final individual event winner for Illinois, taking the 200 butterfly in 2:07.39 after winning the 100 fly a day ago.

    "We were a little flat in the morning and we got outraced," Lutz said. "Missouri was fundamentally better and they were better to the wall. The team knew they let an opportunity slip away, but we just weren't sharp enough to get the job done."

    Action at IMPE Pool wraps up Sunday with a pair of double duals. At 10:00 a.m., the team of Illinois (women) and Iowa (men) take on Indiana (men and women) and Cincinnati (men and women.) At noon, Illinois State (women) and Drury (men) go against both Missouri (men and women) and Southern Illinois (men and women).

    Illinois/Missouri Individual Results

    200 Medley Relay
    1. Illinois A (Traci Bollinger, Darcy Adler, Natasha Messmer, Emily Wang) 1:48.59
    4. Illinois B (Molly Busch, Jodi Smith, Colleen Farrell, Betsy Nagel) 1:50.94
    5. Illinois C (Kathy Kielty, Noelle Wilhite, Michelle Agnew, Janna Pasztor) 1:51.29
    7. Illinois D (Ashley Braun, Abbie Lueken, Trisha Henry, Katie Scheurich) 1:59.29

    500 Free
    3. Jen Peters 5:01.70
    4. Kelly Handel 5:03.95
    6. Allison Olech 5:09.32
    7. Jessica Lazear 5:22.96

    100 IM
    2. Anna Christiansen 1:01.11
    4. Noelle Wilhite 1:01.48
    7. Natasha Messmer 1:02.64
    8. Trisha Henry 1:10.21

    200 Back
    1. Kathy Kielty 2:05.97
    4. Jessica Aveyard 2:09.45
    5. Betsy Nagel 2:10.32
    8. Kris Lawson 2:23.72

    200 Breast
    2. Jodi Smith 2:25.33
    3. Darcy Adler 2:26.31
    4. Amanda Chan 2:28.96
    8. Abbie Lueken 2:39.80

    200 Fly
    1. Natasha Messmer 2:07.39
    2. Anna Christiansen 2:07.96
    5. Jenny Patton 2:11.77
    7. Jen Peters 2:14.84

    800 Free Relay
    2. Illinois A (Anna Christiansen, Marcie Black, Allison Olech, Kelly Handel) 7:41.44
    4. Illinois B (Jen Peters, Jodi Smith, Kathy Kielty, Jessica Lazear) 7:57.20
    5. Illinois C (Molly Busch, Kris Lawson, Trisha Henry, Noelle Wilhite) 8:22.02

    1M Diving
    3. Erin Prasse 195.80
    4. Jessica Ohr 182.45
    6. Andrea Powelski 153.55
    7. Toni Eckert 142.40
    8. Allison Lee 113.45

    Illinois/ISU Individual Results

    400 IM
    1. Nicola Homenock 4:28.02
    2. Kelly Handel 4:35.82
    6. Jenny Patton 4:47.68
    8. Abbie Lueken 4:57.34

    100 Free
    1. Traci Bollinger 53.13
    3. Kathy Kielty 54.67
    5. Jessica Lazear 55.53
    6. Stephanie Staples 55.81

    50 Back
    2. Betsy Nagel 28.85
    3. Ashley Braun 29.22
    6. Jen Peters 29.78
    7. Natasha Messmer 30.46

    50 Breast
    1. Darcy Adler 30.33
    3. Noelle Wilhite 32.48
    5. Amanda Chan 32.88
    6. Janna Pasztor 33.41

    50 Fly
    1. Molly Busch 26.89
    2. Jodi Smith 27.46
    3. Michelle Agnew 27.97
    7. Stephanie Staples 29.21

    50 Free
    2. Marcie Black 25.06
    4. Allison Olech 25.72
    5. Katie Scheurich 26.45
    7. Trisha Henry 26.99

    3M Diving
    2. Jessica Ohr 196.80
    5. Toni Eckert 161.30
    6. Andrea Powelski 160.90
    7. Erin Prasse 159.95
    8. Allison Lee 121.55

    400 Free Relay
    1. Illinois A (Nicola Homenock, Traci Bollinger, Marcie Black, Colleen Farrell) 3:34.54
    2. Illinois B (Betsy Nagel, Stephanie Staples, Allison Olech, Molly Busch) 3:37.36
    4. Illinois C (Noelle Wilhite, Natasha Messmer, Anna Christiansen, Jessica Lazear) 3:42.82
    8. Illinois D (Trisha Henry, Amanda Chan, Abbie Lueken, Michelle Agnew) 3:56.93

    1650 Free
    1. Jessica Aveyard 17:40.12
    4. Kris Lawson 18:22.83

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