EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire swimming and diving teams split with UW-Stevens Point in their second dual of the season, with the women winning by a score of 155-88 and the men losing by a score of 139-104.
The UWEC women won 8 events, and the men won 5. 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 yet again on the 3 meter dive with a score of 378, which also qualifies as the top score in the country. Also for the Blugold men's team Collin Miller (Sr.—Rochester, MN/ Schaeffer Academy) won both the men's 100 free with a time of (46.44) and the 50 yard free with a time of (20.88) which is the top time in the country.
For the Blugold women's team Sarah Dahlk (So.—Verona, WI/ Middleton) won both the 1 meter dive with a score of 245.80 and the 3 meter dive with a score of 232.30.
Emma Steffel (So.—Green Bay, WI/ Ashwaubenon) was part of the winning 200 yard medley relay with a team time of (1:52.84) and also won the 100 yard backstroke with a time of (1:03.53). Anna Czubak (Fr.—Shorewood, WI) won both the 200 yard IM (2:21.68) and the 100 yard breaststroke (1:11.19).
"It was a team effort across the board tonight." Said Head Coach Annie Ryder. "We knew it would take the support of the team and for everyone to do their job for us to defeat Point on the women's side. We had some kids step up and make huge swims and our women divers did a great job getting us a lead right off the bat. On the men's side it's the closest dual meet we have had with Point in 20 years. Our men swam incredibly tough and had some exciting races. Our divers again were huge in the success of the men's meet. We have some things to go back and keep working on and the guys are excited about the way they have been training and competing. I'm incredibly proud of how this group performed tonight."
Next up for the Blugolds is a dual at Luther College on October 26.