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Swimming & Diving

February 26, 1999

UNIONDALE, N.Y. – The University of Miami men’s and women’s diving teamshad dynamic performances at the second day of the 1998-99 BIG EAST Swimming& Diving Championships at the Goodwill Games Aquatic Center in Uniondale,NY. The women fell to third place (375 points) behind Notre Dame(586.50) and Villanova (406.50); while the men moved up to fourth (229points).

All-American diver Jenny Keim set a new BIG EAST record in the women’s1meter diving competition with 454.15 points. Miami’s male divingtrio of 1998 NCAA Diver of the Year Rio Ramirez, and freshmen Stefan Ahrensand Imre Lengyel, dominated the 3 meter boards. Ramirez set a newBIG EAST record with a score of 680.55 while Ahrens and Lengyel also brokethe old BIG EAST record of 644.25 with scores of 654.55 and 645.70, respectively.

In women’s swimming action, freshman Christy Cech also broke an oldBIG EAST record in the women’s 200 free with a time of 1:49.20. Cechfinished second behind Villanova’s Kristen Olson (1:48.90). All-AmericanRhiannon Leier captured first place in the women’s 100 breast (1:02.46);while junior Julie Kemp placed second in the women’s 400 IM (4:22.59).The women’s 800 free relay team placed third (7:31.69) behind Villanova(7:22.23) and Notre Dame (7:26.92).

On the men’s side, Senior Frank Lichtenberger claimed second placein the men’s 100 breast (56.02) and sophomore Dan Asencio took fourth placein the men’s 100 back.

The ‘Canes return to action for the final day of competition on Saturdaymorning.