Swimming and Diving
Illini sophomore Jessica Aveyard finished 11th in the 500 freestyle on the first day of the Big Ten Championships in Indianapolis.
MINNEAPOLIS – Junior Anna Christiansen and senior Betsy Nagel posted victories Friday on the first day of the Big Ten Quads, but the Illini trail Minnesota, Wisconsin and Purdue.
There's no football tradition to wave at prospective students. There are no trophy cases filled with basketball tournament hardware. The gym doesn't even have a floor yet.
Academics always have come before athletics for Ed Kral, and they have to at his new job. Kral is the athletic director at St. Thomas More High School, which will open this fall.
Crystal McAdam, Stacy Bogle, Emily Garrison and Laura O'Connor signed letters of intent to swim for UI coach Jim Lutz.
CHAMPAIGN – Freshman Astrid Matthias won an individual event and was on two winning relay teams Sunday, helping the Illinois women's swim team win for the first time in eight tries against Kansas in the Dual Meet Extravaganza at IMPE Pool.
For years, Crystal McAdam's mother pointed out her old college residence on family trips to Champaign-Urbana.
Now Karla McAdam, Class of '81, has reason to make regular stops at another spot on the Illinois campus: the IMPE Building. Starting next fall, her daughter will be a regular in the IMPE Pool as a member of Jim Lutz's Illini women's swim team.
Three Illinois swimmers and former Centennial standout Rachel Johnson combined to finish second this week in the U.S. 5K Open Water National Championships at Long Lake, Minn.
CHAMPAIGN – Darcy Adler won her seventh consecutive 100-yard breaststroke to lead Illinois to first place at the Illini Classic swimming and diving meet Saturday.
CHAMPAIGN – Sophomore Anna Christiansen won twice as Illinois swept all six events Friday during the first day of the Illini Classic swimming and diving meet at IMPE.
Christiansen won the 500 freestyle in 4 minutes, 59.40 seconds and the 200 individual medley in a season-best 2:07.15.
Illinois started strong and didn't look back in beating Iowa in the second of a two-day meet Saturday at the IMPE pool.
The UI opened with a victory in the 400 medley relay, Kathy Kielty, Darcy Adler, Nicola Homenock and Emily Wang winning in 3 minutes, 54.05 seconds.