Illini Lead OSU, Trail ND After Day One
The University of Illinois swimming and diving team is leading Ohio State, 125-61, and trailing Notre Dame, 107.50-76.50, after one day of compeition in a double dual being held at IMPE Pool on the campus of the University of Illinois.
Illini sophomore Darcy Adler continued her winning streak in the 100 breaststroke, taking tonight's race in 1:04.83. Adler has now won six-straight 100 breaststroke races she has entered dating back to the Dual Meet Extravaganza, Nov. 6.
The only other individual winner on the night was sophomore Anna Christiansen, who took the 200 free in a time of 1:52.82. The Illinois 800 freestyle relay was also victorious as Nicola Homenock, Marcie Black, Emily Wang and Anna Christiansen teamed up to win in 7:41.73.
Freshman Jen Peters who had been battling food poisoning earlier in the week placed second in the 1000 free in a time of 10:18.41, only four second off her season best.
"Darcy had a real nice swim, as did Jen Peters," Illini coach Jim Lutz said following the evening session. "I think that overall the team is seeing the cumulative effect of three weeks of hard training. Their legs are tired and it is hard for them to finish races. But Notre Dame is lighting it up and swimming very fast. They are worthy of their top-20 national ranking."
Competition in the double dual resumes tomorrow morning at noon at IMPE. Admission is free.
200 Medley Relay
800 Free Relay