Katie Theissen was one of the five Illini to achieve lifetime-best times Friday night.
Jan. 31, 2009
Minneapolis, Minn. - The Fighting Illini swimming and diving team concluded the first day of competition at the Big Ten Quad Duals Friday night at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
"I'm pleased with our overall performance," head coach Sue Novitsky said. "We achieved five lifetime-best times today and we are using this opportunity to race against great athletes and improve our own skills."
Strong performances for the Illini came from Marissa Clapp who took third place in the 200 IM with a time of 2:04.37. Clapp also finished fourth in the 100 breast with a time of 1:05.56.
Adrian achieved her fastest time during her 50 yard split of the 200 free relay. Amy Johnson and Corey Kasten both achieved their best times in the 100 breast with times of 1:05.62 and 1:06.64, respectively. Theissen swam to a lifetime-best in the 200 back with a time of 2:05.29 while Anna Johnson achieved a lifetime-best in her split of the 400 medley relay.
In the diving competition Britni Fisher finished eighth in the one-meter with 226.65 points and Nikki Spillone finished 12th with 187.80 points. In the three-meter Fisher finished seventh with 236.90 points and Spillone finished 10th with 180.20 points.
The second day of the Big Ten Quad Duals begins at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31 in Minneapolis, Minn. A full recap of the day's events will be available on fightingillini.com at the conclusion of competition.