Women's Swimming
Illini Return To Action At Miami (OH) Invitational

The Illini will compete in an invitational setting for the first time this season.
The Illini will compete in an invitational setting for the first time this season.

Dec. 4, 2013


The Fighting Illini Swimming and Diving Team returns to action after nearly a month away from competition this weekend at the Miami (OH) Invitational in Oxford, Ohio, Dec. 5-7. The Orange and Blue (5-2) will compete against seven schools including Miami (OH), Cincinnati, Denison, Ball State, Wright State, Emory and Urbana in the Nixon Aquatic Center. The invitational begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5.


"The Miami Invitational will provide an excellent test for the team to compete against high level competition in an invitational setting," head coach Sue Novitsky said.

"As coaches we are looking for them to be tough, courageous and maintain their focus over the three-day meet. We are looking to get as many opportunities to compete in finals as possible. That extra experience racing at night will be really valuable, but for us to get that chance we have to be exceptional in the morning. They will be racing tired and will have to get past that and still put up some great times and scores."


This will be the first time the Illini will compete in the Miami (OH) Invitational since 2009, where they finished in fifth place out of 10 teams. The year before, in 2008, the Illini placed third out of eight teams.


The Illini are 5-2 overall on the season and have won four of its last five contests. This will be the first competition the Illini will face since defeating Kansas 186-114 on Nov. 9. Despite the break, the Illini will look to continue their momentum from their previous two impressive home meet performances. The Illini have claimed 25 of 28 swimming events at home this season, including sweeping all 14 swimming events against Illinois State in a 206-94 victory.

Results and recaps of each day's events will be available on fightingillini.com. Live stats of the event will also be available here.


Session 1 - 2:00 p.m. - Thursday, 12/5

Women/Men Platform Diving

Session 2 - 6:00 p.m. - Thursday, 12/5

Women 800 Free Relay

Men 1650 Free

Women 1650 Free

Men 800 Free Relay

Session 3 - 9:00 a.m. - Friday, 12/6

Women/Men 200 Fly Prelims

Women/Men 200 Free Prelims

Women/Men 100 Breast Prelims

Women/Men 100 Back Prelims

Women/Men 400 IM Prelims

Women/Men 50 Free Prelims

Session 5 - 2:00 p.m. - Friday, 12/6

Women 3 mtr Diving Prelims

Men 1 mtr Diving Prelims

Session 6 - 6:00 p.m. - Friday, 12/6

Women/Men 200 Free Relay

Women/Men 200 Fly Finals

Women/Men 200 Free Finals

Women/Men 100 Breast Finals

Women/Men 100 Back Finals

Women/Men 400 IM Finals

Women/Men 50 Free Finals

Women/Men 400 Medley Relay

Session 7 - 7:30 p.m. - Friday, 12/6

Women 3 mtr Diving Finals

Men 1 mtr Diving Finals

Session 8 - 9:00 a.m. - Saturday, 12/7

Women/Men 200 Back Prelims

Women/Men 500 Free Prelims

Women/Men 100 Fly Prelims

Women/Men 200 Breast Prelims

Women/Men 100 Free Prelims

Women/Men 200 IM Prelims

Session 10 - 2:00 p.m. - Saturday, 12/7

Men 3 mtr Diving Prelims

Women 1 mtr Diving Prelims

Session 11 - 6:00 p.m. - Saturday, 12/7

Women/Men 200 Medley Relay

Women/Men 200 Back Finals

Women/Men 500 Free Finals

Women/Men 100 Fly Finals

Women/Men 200 Breast Finals

Women/Men 100 Free Finals

Women/Men 200 IM Finals

Women/Men 400 Free Relay

Session 12 - 7:30 p.m. - Saturday, 12/7

Women 1 mtr Diving Finals

Men 3 mtr Diving Finals