Wisconsin-Eau Claire Men Top UW-Stevens Point For First Time Since 1995

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October 25th, 2021 College, News

Wisconsin-Eau Claire vs UW-Stevens Point

Courtesy: Wisconsin-Eau Claire Athletics

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams hosted the UW-Stevens Point Pointers in their second Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) meet of the year. Both squads earned their second home wins of the year as the women defeated UWSP 188-112 and the men won 171-129.

Swim Results | Dive Session 1 Results | Dive Session 2 Results

The win for the men is their first dual victory over the Pointers since 1995. Quincy Kabe (So. – Buffalo, MN) dominated the diving sessions by qualifying for the NCAA Division III Diving Zones Meet in the 1M and 3M competitions.

Winning events for the men were:

400-Yard Medley Relay: Michael Bylander (Sr. – Baxter, MN/Brainerd), Ian Olson (Jr. – Chippewa Falls, WI), Ben Keller (So. – Cedarburg, WI) and Hans Hover (Sr. – Shakopee, MN) (3:29.65)

1000-Yard Freestyle: Ben Keller (10:21.22)

200-Yard Freestyle: Hans Hover (1:46.12)

100-Yard Backstroke: Michael Bylander (51.79)

200-Yard Butterfly: Sam Ryf (Jr. – Berlin, WI) (1:59.42)

200-Yard Backstroke: Hans Hover (1:56.75)

200-Yard Breaststroke: Michael Bylander (2:06.59)

500-Yard Freestyle: Ben Keller (4:54.79)

100-Yard Butterfly: Hans Hover (50.83)

200-Yard IM: Michael Bylander (1:57.25)

1-Meter Dive: Quincy Kabe: (290.20)

3-Meter Dive: Quincy Kabe (303.05)


Winning events for the women were:

400-Yard Medly Relay: Sydney McGuine (So. – Huntley, IL), Ella Weaver (So. – McFarland, WI), Ashlyn Sullivan (Sr. Coon Rapids, MN/Blaine) and Katherine O’Connell (Sr. – Green Bay, WI/Ashwaubenon) (4:07.01)

200-Yard Freestyle: Katherine O’Connell (2:03.86)

100-Yard Backstroke: Becca Adams (So. – Chippewa Falls, WI) (1:01.89)

100-Yard Breaststroke: Ella Weaver (1:08.80)

200-Yard Butterfly: Ashlyn Sullivan (2:21.90)

50-Yard Freestyle: Sydney McGuine (25.23)

100-Yard Freestyle: Sydney McGuine (55.21)

200-Yard Backstroke: Becca Adams (2:16.42)

200-Yard Breaststroke: Ella Weaver (2:30.07)

200-Yard IM: Ashlyn Sullivan (2:23.79)

1-Meter Dive: Sarah Dahlk (Sr. – Verona, WI/Middleton) (243.40)

3-Meter Dive: Sarah Dahlk (249.75)

Quote from Coach Ryder: “This week we talked about coming together as a team. That it’s not about winning or losing a dual meet but that we put our best foot forward and race. We race for our team and this was truly a team victory. From event winners, to 3 places to diving. Every single point made a difference. We knew we had a chance to do something we haven’t done in a very long time today. The team came together and swam and dove lights out. I am so incredibly proud of their effort, their attitudes, and the energy they brought to do something special as a group. I couldn’t be happier for this team tonight!”

The Blugolds will be back at home on Saturday, October 30th when they host St. Norbert in a nonconference dual. Meet is scheduled to begin at 1 PM.

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Courtesy: Stevens Point Athletics

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – The UW-Stevens Point swimming and diving team won eight events in their first meet of the 2021-22 season against UW-Eau Claire on Saturday. The men finished with a score of 129, UWEC men finishing with a score of 171. The women finished with a score of 112, the UWEC women finishing with a score of 188.

Meet Results (PDF)

On the women’s side, Anna Pilecky (DeForest, Wis./DeForest) won both the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:47.73 and the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:20.81.

Joy Vandenberg (Black Creek, Wis./Appleton North) topped the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:02.02. She also took second place in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.44.

The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Julia DeGroot (Kimberly, Wis./Kimberly), Vandenberg, Kyra Goedken (Green Bay, Wis./Ashwaubenon) and Haley Dees (Normal, Ill./West) finished first place with a time 1:41.75.

The relay team of Kasey Fris (New Lenoz, Ill./Lincoln Way West)Carolyn Powell (Olney, Ill./Richland County), Vandenberg, and Dees took second place in the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 4:14.69.

Fris took second place in both the 100 and the 200-yard backstroke with times of 1:03.81 and 2:16.69 respectively.

On the men’s side, Owen Miller (Mequon, Wis./Mequon) won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 58.89, the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.78, and the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 48.84.

The relay team of Miller, Peter McMahon (Whitefish Bay, Wis./Whitefish Bay)Owen Powell (Olney, Ill./Richland County) and Will Lennertz (Muskego, Wis./Franklin) topped the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:28.29.

Alec Jeffers (Green Bay, Wis./Bay Port) took second place in both the 100 and 200-yard backstroke with times of 53.61 and 1:58.57 respectively.

Ryan Trantham (Mackinaw, Ill./Deer Creek Mackinaw) placed second place in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:31.42 and in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:01.76.

Finishing second place in the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly was Jake Larsen with times of 1:48.95 and 52.75 respectively.

The relay team of Jeffers, William Buhler (Racine, Wis./William Horlick)Gus Grimstad (Decorah, Iowa/Decorah) and Powell placed second in the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:33.32.

The Pointers return to action on Nov. 6 against Minnesota State and Gustavus Adolphus in Minnesota. Action is set to begin at 1:00 p.m.

Below is the top finisher in other events for UWSP.

200-yard freestyle – Brooke Buck (Wausau, Wis. /AZBA Academy) (2nd, 2:04.13)
100-yard breaststroke – Carolyn Powell (Olney, Ill./Richland County) (3rd, 1:13.87)
200-yard butterfly – Tiana Cachuela (Oakdale, Minn./Park) (2nd, 2:22.15)
100-yard freestyle – Brooke Buck (Wausau, Wis. /AZBA Academy) (3rd, 57.01)
200-yard breaststroke – Maddie Taylor (Rockford, Ill./East) (3rd, 2:40.67)
200-yard IM – Maddie Taylor (Rockford, Ill./East) (4th, 2:25.16)

200-yard butterfly – Jacob Biscan (Edina, Minn./Edina) (2nd, 2:02.33)
200-yard breaststroke – Sam Young (Verona, Wis./Middleton) (4th, 2:15.67)
200-yard IM- Sam Young (Verona, Wis./Middleton) (3rd, 2:01.12)

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