HONOLULU, HI, January 13, 2005. THE Wisconsin swimming and diving teams almost completed the full sweep at the Hawaii four-team meet Jan. 7-9 in Honolulu, Hawaii, per Badger reports.
The women won all three of their dual meets, while the men won two of the three.
The women, led by junior Anna Trinidad (Colorado Springs, Colo.), beat Texas A&M; 83-55, Hawaii; 81-59 and South Dakota; 124-16. The men, led by senior Eric Wiesner (Motrose, Colo.), beat Texas A&M; 89-49 and South Dakota; 116-24, while just falling short to Hawaii; 73-67.
"The entire team swam great this weekend, and we are very pleased with how we improved during our time in Hawaii," said head coach Eric Hansen.
Winning four events for the women, Trinidad led the team to the three victories. Trinidad placed first in the 200-yard freestyle (1:51.23), 200-yard backstroke (2:01.03), 200-yard IM (2:02.62) and was part of the first place 400-yard freestyle relay team (3:27.64).
Like Trinidad, Wiesner also won four events to lead the men's team. Wiesner took first in the 200-yard freestyle (1:39.44), 50-yard freestyle (20.86), 100-yard freestyle (45.35) and was part of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay team (3:02.10).
Five other swimmers also took first in individual events. Adam Mania (Hickman, Neb.) won both the 100-yard breaststroke (56.87) and the 100-yard butterfly (49.97). Tim Liebhold (Chapel Hill, N.C.) won the 200-yard IM (1:52.00), Tom Molzahn (Barrington, Ill.) took first in the 200-yard butterfly (1:52.39), Carly Piper (Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.) won the 1000-yard freestyle (10:00.87) as well as the 500-yard freestyle (4:56.51) and Amalia Sarnecki (Ann arbor, Mich.) won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.14) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:16.39).
In diving, the men were led by Justin Bonner (Ridley Park, Pa.) taking fourth on the 1-meter board (233.45), seventh on the 3-meter board (381.90) and third on the platform (319.90). The women were led by Cassie Kubly (Middleton, Wis.) placing fifth on the 1-meter board (220.40), ninth on the 3-meter board (401.65), and third on the platform (340.65). Junior Amanda Witte (LaGrange, Ill.), who took first on each board last year, was unable to compete due to a foot injury.
"Justin (Bonner) was really consistent this weekend," said head diving
coach Josh Seykora. "He has really improved over the time spent training in Hawaii, and continues to improve every meet."
Leading the Hawaii men to victory over Wisconsin was junior Thomas
Winkler winning the 100-yard backstroke (49.45) and the 200-yard
The Badgers will be in action next at the Big Ten Quad Dual meet in West Lafayette, Ind. Jan. 28-29.
UH vs. Texas A&M, Wisconsin, South Dakota – 1/7/2005
Dual Meet Scores
University of Hawaii 69.00 69.00 Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University 110.00 22.00 University of South Dakota
University of Wisconsin 89.00 49.00 Texas A&M University
University of Hawaii 122.00 18.00 University of South Dakota
University of Hawaii 73.00 67.00 University of Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin 116.00 24.00 University of South Dakota
Texas A&M University 84.00 54.00 University of Hawaii
Texas A&M University 110.00 25.00 University of South Dakota
University of Wisconsin 83.00 55.00 Texas A&M University
University of Hawaii 123.00 16.00 University of South Dakota
University of Wisconsin 81.00 59.00 University of Hawaii
University of Wisconsin 124.00 16.00 University of South Dakota