Nitz leads Wheaton, IL v. DI Opponent

Nov 1, 2013

Wheaton, Ill. – The Wheaton women’s and men’s swimming teams opened their 2013-14 season on Friday by hosting UW-Milwaukee, a NCAA Division I opponent. The UW-Milwaukee women’s team defeated Wheaton 113-88 and the UWM men’s team defeated the Thunder men 133-72. Wheaton will return to action on Saturday when the Thunder hosts University of Chicago at 11 AM in the Chrouser Aquatic Center.

Thunder sophomore Kirsty Nitz won two events for the Wheaton women tonight. The returning National Champion won the women’s 100-yard butterfly with a time of 56.65-seconds that earns her NCAA Championship consideration, finishing under the consideration time (57.73) by more than one-second. She also won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:52.95, a time that is under the NCAA Championship consideration time of 1:53.53. Carlie Herich won the women’s 500-yard freestyle in 5:15.36 and she finished third in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:58.33. Sarah Coley took second in the 100-yard freestyle in 53.82-seconds and Emma Rogers posted a time of 1:03.16 to finish second in the 100-yard backstroke.

Wills Francis took second place in two events for the Thunder men’s team. Francis posted a time of 21.87 for second place in the 50-yard freestyle and he was second in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 53.70-seconds. Timothy Walker posted a time of 49.83 seconds to take second in the 100-yard freestyle and Will McCauley was second in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:46.53. Jon Lait took second place in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:01.97 and Jack Raymond posted a time of 55.00-seconds to take second place in the 100-yard butterfly.


The above is a press release from the Wheaton Athletic Website. For complete meet results click here. 

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Hannah Saiz fell into a pool at age eleven and hasn't climbed out since. She attended Kenyon College, won an individual national title in the 2013 NCAA 200 butterfly, and post-graduation has seen no reason to exit the natatorium. Her quest for continued chlorine over-exposure has taken her to Wisconsin …

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