Evansville Sweeps Eastern Illinois to Start 2019

Evansville at Eastern Illinois

  • Jan. 9, 2019
  • Men: Evansville 160, Eastern Illinois 101
  • Women: Evansville 199.5, Eastern Illinois 62.5
  • Results

Courtesy: Evansville Athletics

CHARLESTON, Ill. – The Evansville swimming squad displayed a strong return in 2019 with a pair of wins over Eastern Illinois Wednesday night.

The women scored 199.5 to the Panthers’ 62.5, while the men took the win with a score of 160 to 101.

“We were able to learn as a team and get the year started with some solid racing,” said head coach Brent Noble. ” We’ve been training hard and it’s really nice to get back into racing. We did some things really well, and we have some things to work on. We have plenty of time to do that.”

The women’s team performed strongly, winning every single event.

The 200 Medley Relay team of senior Sam Gowdy, junior Alaina Sylvester, senior Kristen Myers, and junior Emma Hennessy clocked a 1:50.05 for the top spot, while the B-Relay of junior Kristy Kupfer, senior Kaylee Gubricky, sophomore Kara Steward, and freshman Pearl Muensterman took 2nd with 1:53.88.

Junior Ashton Adams won the first individual event. Her 1000 freestyle performance resulted in a final time of 10:50.18, while sophomore Emily Lane took the runner up spot with a 11:12.55.

Senior Madi Jones grabbed the next win in the 200 freestyle, clocking in a 1:56.93. Freshman Nicolette Wickes snuck into 2nd place by a hundredth of a second with a time of 2:02.05. Jones also won the 100 freestyle with a final time of 54.64, with freshman Jessie Steele taking runner up in a 54.83.

Gowdy and Hennessy kept their winning momentum up in the 100 backstroke, taking 1st and 2nd with times of 59.15 and 1:01.69 respectively. Gowdy went on to win the 200 as well, clocking a 2:08.39, with Kupfer following in 2nd with a 2:09.42.

Sylvester took her turn on the individual podium as well, her 1:09.66 100 breaststroke taking the win. Sophomore Sarah Alexander and senior Sylvia McFadden completed the sweep with 1:12.39 and 1:13.63 respectively. Sylvester led another breaststroke sweep in the 200, finishing in a 2:31.63. Gubricky and McFadden clocked 2:36.63 and 2:38.96 respectively.

Myers and Steward continued their run to place 1st and 2nd in the 200 butterfly, clocking in a 2:08.16 and 2:11.10. Gubricky won the 50 freestyle with a 25.26. Steward then finished the 100 butterfly in a 59.88 for first place.

Freshman Emily Vasquez took the win in the 500 freestyle with a final time of 5:22.71, followed by senior Megan Schremp in 2nd with 5:27.64.

The women finished the night with a 1-2 finish in the 200 Freestyle Relay. Muensterman, Steele, Gubricky, and Hennessy teamed up to clock in a 1:41.12, while the B-Relay of Gowdy, Kupfer, Vasquez, and Jones came shortly in 2nd with a 1:42.44.

Freshman David Killian took the first victory for the men, clocking a 10:03.09 in the 1000 freestyle. Fellow freshman Ee Tan and junior Samad Abu-Shanab completed the sweep with 10:16.00 and 10:19.62 respectively.

Freshman Oskar Menkhaus led another sweep, this time in the 200 freestyle. He clocked a 1:44.29, and was quickly followed by junior Brandt Hudson at a 1:44.89. Sophomore Austin Smith took 3rd with a 1:45.05. Hudson later took his own victory with a 1:57.64 finish in the 200 backstroke.

Menkhaus also led the sweep of the 500 freestyle, finishing in a 4:49.68. He was joined by Smith and sophomore Pete Lingo at 4:53.20 and 4:59.82 respectively.

Sophomore Credence Pattinson took the win in both the 100 backstroke and the 100 butterfly, finishing in 52.13 and 51.93 respectively.

Sophomore Eli James took a solid victory in the 100 breaststroke, his time of 59.11 two seconds ahead of 2nd place. He also won the 200 breaststroke by nearly 5 seconds with a 2:13.69.

Sophomore Ryan Wood took the next win for the men with a 2:00.66 in the 200 butterfly. Junior Zack Sagan came runner up with 2:01.71.

Junior Paul Cozzens took the final win for the men in the 400 IM with a final time of 4:16.41.

The women return to the pool with a road meet at Illinois State on January 25th, and then back to Wyttenbach pool to take on Saint Louis with the men’s squad on the 26th for Senior Day.

Courtesy: Eastern Illinois Athletics

CHARLESTON, Ill.– The Eastern Illinois men’s and women’s swimming teams competed against Evansville Wednesday evening. EIU combined for four-first place finishes and eight-second place finishes.

The EIU men fell to Evansville, 160-101, while the women fell 199.5-62.5

Scott House was the top finisher for the Panther men earning first place honors in the 50-Free (21.43) and 100-Free (47.45).

The quartet of Forrest Baumgartner, Race Archibald, Ivan Escott, and House earned the Panthers their first when of the evening touching the wall at 1:36.82 in the 200-Medley Relay. The quartet of Jaylan Butler, Nick Harkins, Baumgartner, and House earned first place honors in the 200-Free Relay (1.26.77) to wrap up the evening.

Ethan Dolan earned a second place finishes in the 100-Back touching the wall at 54.44 and 200-Back at 1:58.86.  Archibald took second place in the 100-Breast with his time of 1:01.16. Alex Laleian earned second place honors in the 200-Breast at 2:18.69. Escott touched the wall second in the 100-Fly at 52.52. Joel Talley took second in the 400-IM at 4:20.34.

The Panther women earned two-second place finishes Wednesday evening. Grace Kennedy touched the wall second in the 50-Free at 25.42. Julia Martin earned second place honors in the 100-Fly with her time of 1:02.03

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