EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire swimming and diving teams swept UW-Oshkosh in their first home dual of the season, with the women winning by a score of 165.5-76.5 and the men by a score of 170-71.
The UWEC women and men won 9 events a piece, and In addition, diver Dylan Glumac-Berberich (Jr. – Fridley, MN) earned an NCAA zone cut on both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives and broke his own school record on the 3 meter.
Winning events for the Blugold women were:
200 Yard Medley Relay-- , Emma Steffel (Fr. – Green Bay, WI/Ashwaubenon), Taylor Bradley (Fr.—Baraboo, WI), Alayna Patten (Fr.—Rochester,MN/Century), and Emily Ries (So. – Eau Claire, WI/Memorial), (1:53.01)
1000-yard freestyle-- Anna Theisen (Jr. – Glenbeulah, WI/Plymouth) (11:23.14)
50-yard freestyle-- Emma Steffel (Fr. – Green Bay, WI/Ashwaubenon) (25.79)
100-yard butterfly—Izzy Hall (Fr.—Chanhassen,MN/ Minnetonka) (1:02.63)
100-yard freestyle--Katherine O'Connell (Fr. – Green Bay, WI/Ashwaubenon) (56.93)
100-yard backstroke--Emma Steffel (Fr. – Green Bay, WI/Ashwaubenon) (1:01.90)
100 yard breaststroke-- Anna Czubak (Fr.—Shorewood,WI) (1:11.52)
3-meter dive - Sarah Dahlk (Fr. – Verona, WI.Middleton) (189.3)
1-meter dive-- Sarah Dahlk (Fr. – Verona, WI.Middleton) (232.40)
Winning events for the Blugold men were:
200-yard medley relay-- Michael Bylander (Fr. – Baxter, MN/Brainerd), Collin Miller (Sr.—Rochester, MN/ Schaeffer Academy), Sam Ryf (Fr.—Berlin, WI), and Dane Detert (So. – New Berlin, WI/West) (1:37.33)
200-yard freestyle-- Nicholas Meints (Jr. – Parker, CO/Ponderosa) (1:50.50)
200-yard IM-- Michael Bylander (So.—Baxter, MN/ Brainerd)
100-yard freestyle-- Collin Miller (Sr.—Rochester, MN/ Schaeffer Academy) (46.43)
100-yard backstroke - Nicholas Meints (56.04)
100-yard breaststroke - Brandon Sherman (So.—Plymouth, MN/ Wayzata) (1:02.67)
3-meter dive –Dylan Glumac (Sr.—Fridley, MN) (355.20)
1-meter dive – Dylan Glumac (Sr.—Fridley, MN) (301.90)
"I am so proud of how this group has been training and how they competed as a team." Said Head Coach Annie Ryder. "Many of our freshman stepped up today and contributed to the team in a big way. We haven't started off swimming this fast in many years and today was a great start to the season. Today was also a good indication of what we still need to improve and are ready to get back to work in the pool and on the boards this week."
Next up for the Blugolds is a dual match at Luther College on October 26.