Women's Swimming
Illini Go 1-2 at Big Ten Quad

Illini Go 1-2 at Big Ten Quad - 1/30/99

The University of Illinois swimming and diving team defeated Purdue University, 189-163, and fell to the University of Wisconsin (172-184) and the University of Minnesota (118-227) this weekend at the Big Ten Quad Meet being held in Indianapolis, Ind. Illinois' record is now 9-6 overall and 5-4 in the Big Ten.

Sophomore Darcy Adler continued her winning streak in the 100 breaststroke, taking the event in a time of 1:04.43. Her time ranks the fastest for the team this season and puts her in a position to break her school record of 1:03.59 at the Big Ten Championships. Adler has now won eight-straight 100 breaststroke races dating back to Nov. 6, 1998 at the Dual Meet Extravaganza. Adler also finished third in the 200 breast in a time of 2:23.61.

Senior Nicola Homenock also had a solid meet, finishing second in the 500 free (4:58.12), and third in both the 200 IM (2:07.25) and 400 IM (4:27.76).

Junior Emily Wang joined Adler in the winners circle, taking the 200 free in a season-best time of 1:51.57. Wang was also third in the 100 free in a time of 52.23.

Other top finishes included the 200 medley relay (3rd/1:47.73), Traci Bollinger in the 50 free (3rd/24.18), Kathy Kielty in the 200 back (3rd/2:05.67), the 800 free relay (3rd/7:30.92), the 200 free relay (3rd/1:37.09) and the 400 free relay (2nd/3:27.95).

Illinois returns to competition Feb. 18-20 at the Big Ten Championships. This year's meet is being held in Minneapolis, Minn., on the campus of the University of Minnesota.

200 Medley Relay
3. Illinois A 1:47.73
6. Illinois B 1:49.96

1 M Diving
10. Jessica Ohr 336.80
11. Andrea Powelski 324.20
12. Toni Eckert 318.65

1000 Free
4. Jen Peters 10:17.86
5. Kelly Handel 10:22.43

200 Free
1. Emily Wang 1:51.57
4. Marcie Black 1:53.31
9. Allison Olech 1:55.10
11. Jessica Aveyard 1:56.14

100 Back
5. Betsy Nagel 58.85
9. Kathy Kielty 59.83
10. Molly Busch 59.90
14. Ashley Braun 1:01.28

100 Breast
1. Darcy Adler 1:04.43
9. Jodi Smith 1:08.48
11. Noelle Wilhite 1:09.68
12. Janna Pasztor 1:10.62

200 Fly
9. Natasha Messmer 2:08.07
11. Kelly Handel 2:09.91
12. Jenny Patton 2:10.79

50 Free
3. Traci Bollinger 24.18
6. Colleen Farrell 24.37
11. Molly Busch 24.85
13. Janna Pasztor 24.92

200 IM
3. Nicola Homenock 2:07.25
5. Betsy Nagel 2:08.45
6. Jodi Smith 2:09.21
16. Noelle Wilhite 2:17.57

800 Free Relay
3. Illinois A 7:30.92
7. Illinois B 7:50.72

200 Free Relay
3. Illinois A 1:37.09
6. Illinois B 1:39.74

3 M Diving
10. Jessica Ohr 320.55
11. Toni Eckert 285.90
12. Andrea Powelski 285.55

400 IM
3. Nicola Homenock 4:27.76
11. Kelly Handel 4:36.68
13. Jodi Smith 4:38.47
15. Jenny Patton 4:51.24

100 Free
4. Emily Wang 52.23
6. Traci Bollinger 52.34
7. Marcie Black 52.60
11. Colleen Farrell 53.79

200 Back
3. Kathy Kielty 2:05.67
7. Jessica Aveyard 2:07.64
9. Betsy Nagel 2:08.12
12. Ashley Braun 2:12.81

100 Fly
5. Natasha Messmer 58.40
7. Molly Busch 59.16
11. Jenny Patton 1:00.59
15. Jessica Lazear 1:05.35

500 Free
2. Nicola Homenock 4:58.12
7. Jen Peters 5:06.18
8. Allison Olech 5:06.31
9. Kelly Handel 5:06.36

200 Breast
3. Darcy Adler 2:23.61
8. Jodi Smith 2:25.16
12. Noelle Wilhite 2:29.71
14. Janna Pasztor 2:32.15

400 Free Relay
2. Illinois A 3:27.95
6. Illinois B 3:38.83

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