ST. PAUL, Minn. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire swimming and diving teams competed in a dual with the University of St. Thomas Friday night, with both the men and women falling to the Tommies.
Men's Team Scores: UWEC 100, UST 138
Women's Team Scores: UWEC 71, UST 172
Winning events for the Blugolds were:
Maddie Kooima (Fr. – Stoughton, WI) – 100 backstroke (1:00.90)
Daine Riggins (Fr. – Madison, WI/James Madison Memorial) – 1-meter dive (219.44)
Collin Miller (Jr. – Rochester, MN/Schaeffer Academy) – 100 freestyle (45.70)
Michael Bylander (Fr. – Baxter, MN/Brainerd) – 100 backstroke (53.74)
Dylan Glumac-Berberich (Jr. – Fridley, MN) – 1-meter dive (330.60) & 3-meter dive (325.87)
"I am amazed at how well the team swam tonight," said Head Coach Annie Ryder. "We swam a very tough St. Thomas team and our kids had some incredible races, many season best times and brought a lot of energy to the meet. They have been training extremely hard over the January break and to swim this fast with no rest is a really positive sign of things to come when WIAC's roll around."