ST. PAUL, Minn. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire swimming and diving teams competed at the St. Thomas Invite Friday and Saturday with the women taking fourth place and the men finishing in third.
The Blugold women finished with 496.5 points while St. Cloud State won the meet with 1139. On the men's side, Eau Claire tallied 911 points while St. Cloud State took first with 1,168.5 points
For the men, Dylan Glumac-Berberich (Jr. – Fridley, MN) won both the 1-meter dive with a score of 505.95 and the 3-meter with a score of 378.3. The seniors 1m score is the second best in the country.
Collin Miller (Sr.—Rochester, MN/ Schaeffer Academy) had an outstanding weekend for the Blugolds as the senior won the 100-yard free, the 100-yard breaststroke, the 200-yard IM and was a part of the 2nd place 200-yard freestyle relay team. The senior remains in the top 10 in all of his events in the country, and his 100 breaststroke being the third fastest time nationally.
Michael Bylander (So.—Baxter, MN/ Brainerd) took 3rd in the 200-yard IM for the Blugolds with a time of (2:00.05) and finished 2nd in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of (53.30).
For the women, Emma Steffel (So.—Green Bay, WI/ Ashwaubenon) took 2nd in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of (1:00.56).
"Our team did a great job racing and swimming tough." Said Head Coach Annie Ryder. "This was the end of 7 meets in a row for us and we ended on a really strong note. Our women were able to get healthy and some strong and tough races today. They swam with some urgency and that was nice to see. Our men remained competitive against two strong teams and posted many WIAC leading times. They are working as a team to get faster and it's a lot of fun to see. We are looking forward to a weekend off to prepare for our mid-season meet in December."