Swimming and Diving

Diver makes top five

Illinois diver Lisa Fish took fifth in the 3-meter diving competition this weekend at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational.

Illini senior breaks mark

   Two-time All-American Jessica Aveyard broke Illinois'' school record in the 500 freestyle, clocking 4 minutes, 47.71 seconds Thursday at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas.

   Aveyard''s mark topped Liz Grant''s 4:49.62, which was recorded Feb. 20, 1987. Aveyard, a senior, did not qualify for the finals, finishing 23rd.

Swimmer''s GPA earns national recognition

   Sue Novitsky''s Illini swim team posted a 3.372 grade-point average last semester, good for second in the Big Ten and ninth in the nation.

UI swimmers go national

   Two-time All-American Jessica Aveyard, junior Alison Czmarko and sophomores Ilkay Dikmen and Crystal McAdam of Illinois qualified for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

   This is the best showing Illinois has ever had at the NCAA meet, coach Sue Novitsky said. We have put ourselves in great position to build on the success we have achieved to date.

Illini top marks

   Illinois set school records in the 200-yard medley relay and the 800 freestyle relay Wednesday at the Big Ten Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Divers on a roll

   Illinois'' Lisa Fish, Andrea Powelski and Toni Eckert qualified for the national zone meet in 3-meter diving in the UI''s 174.5-125.5 loss against 11th-ranked UCLA on Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Illini women finish second

   The Illinois swimming and diving team finished second at the UC Irvine Relay Invitational, setting three meet records.

Illinois diver hits her mark

   OXFORD, Ohio  Illinois diver Andrea Powelski placed sixth in 1-meter diving Saturday at the Miami Invitational. The Illini senior scored 220.70 points in her second finals in as many days.

   On Friday, the Franklin, Wis., native twice scored career bests en route to fourth place in the 3-meter event. Powelski totaled 406.65 points to place third in the preliminaries, then scored 414.95 in the finals.

Illinois swims to third as Dikmen sets record

   COLLEGE PARK, Md.  Sophomore Ilkay Dikmen set a school record in the 200-yard breaststroke as the Illini finished third at the Terrapin Cup Invitational on Saturday.

   Dikmen collected an NCAA ''B'' standard in the event, clocking 2 minutes, 14.69 seconds.

Aveyard, Dikmen lead way

   Aveyard, Dikmen lead way. Senior Jessica Aveyard posted an NCAA B'' standard in the 500 freestyle, winning the race in 4 minutes, 54.74 seconds Thursday at the Terrapin Cup Invitational in College Park, Md.

   Sophomore Ilkay Dikmen recorded the ninth-fastest time in UI history in the 200 individual medley, clocking 2:06.17 to take second.