Feb. 7, 2009
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut men's and women's swimming teams concluded the dual meet portions of their season on Saturday against Yale. The women topped Yale by a score of 184-116 -- marking the first time either Husky program has posted a win against the Elis. The UConn men fell to Yale by a 158-142 score, in a meet which was not determined until the last relay. The UConn men are 7-1 on the season while the women are 8-1.
The Husky teams combined to set four Wolff-Zackin Natatorium records on the day.
Senior Lisa Shelps (Quakertown, Pa.) posted four wins for the Huskies with victories in the 200-yard medley relay (1:47.46), 100-yard backstroke (58.46), 100-yard freestyle (53.03) and set a pool record in the 200-yard IM (2:05.43).
Freshman Erin DeVinney (Avondale, Ariz.) posted two wins with victories in the 500-yard (5:03.63) and 1000-yard freestyle (10:19.61) while senior Kate DeVinney (Avondale, Ariz.) had wins in the 100-yard (58.25) and 200-yard butterfly (2:04.60).
Senior Liza Marianni (Cherry Hill, N.J.) won both the one-meter (268.05) and three-meter (288.30) diving events.
Freshman Caitlin Gallagher (Lawrence, Kansas) had two wins, a pool record in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.39) and also in the 200-yard medley relay (1:47.46).
On the men's side, sophomore Tomasz Sobek (Siemianowice Slaskie, Poland) had three-wins -- the 100-yard (57.07) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:02.61) and the 200-yard medley relay (1:32.30).
Senior Adrian Astiz (Rockville, Md.) also had three wins -- the 200-yard butterfly (1:50.93), the 200-yard IM (1:53.53) and the was part of the 200-yard medley relay (1:32.30). The 200-yard butterfly time was a pool record.
Sophomore Alex Davidson (Pointe Claire, Que.) had a win in the 200-yard backstroke in a pool record time in 1:49.05.
Junior Stephen Ferreira (Madison, Conn.) had victories in the one-meter (313.05) and three-meter (367.43) diving events.
UConn returns to action on Feb. 18-21 when it travels to the BIG EAST Championship in Indianapolis.
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