Chicago, IL – Saturday November 10th at the University of Illinois at Chicago the Hawks picked up one more A-cut by Yoni Pruzansky in the 200 Free. They also got three more B-cuts by Aimee Dewante and Michael Bodzay in the 200 IM and Yoni Pruzansky in the 500 Free with an in-season best time by almost 19 seconds.
We also saw some impressive time drops with the added competition. Some highlights include Nicole Frantz's 1000 free with an 11 second drop, as well as her 500 free with a 9 second drop. Kevin Boldt also had an exciting 1000 free and dropped over 10 seconds. Eric Grunden already had the B-cut in the 200 IM, but just barely missed the A-cut with a 3 second improvement from his seed time. Maria Behrens continues to surprise us all as a new swimmer and didn't disappoint Saturday with a 3 second drop in her 100 free and a 2 second drop in her 50 free split on the relay.
Senior diver Ian McNair was disqualified in the 1 meter at UIC, but made up for it by finishing 6th on the 3 meter with a score of 248.80.
Saturday in general was very successful, even though everyone was fairly tired from racing the night before. This is a good indicator of how we will swim next weekend with a 5-session meet over three days at the Phoenix Invitational hosted by the University of Chicago.