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Swimming & Diving

January 9, 1999

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s and women’s swimmingteam both posted victories over Broward Community College and the Universityof Wisconsin-Whitewater Saturday at the IBIS Invitational at the WhittenStudent Union Pool in Coral Gables, FL.

The women, (9-1), scored 220 points to soundly defeat B.C.C.(60 points) and UW-W (56 points), while the men (2-5) posted 209 pointsto beat UW-W (77 points) and B.C.C. (68 points).

The Hurricane women were led by freshmen Christy Cech and VickiSchmaltz, and junior Julie Kemp. Cech claimed first place victoriesin the 50- (24.21) and 100-free (51.93), Schmaltz dominated the 100- (1:00.50)and 200-fly (2:14.44) events, and Kemp won the 1000-free (10:19.91) and100-back (59.96). Other individual winners for the women includejunior All-American Amy Lindblom in the 200-free (1:57.89), senior EmilyBrelsford in the 100-breast (1:05.67), junior Sara Sizemore in the 200-back(2:13.29), senior All-American Rhiannon Leier in the 200-breast (2:21.00),senior Emily Brelsford in the 500-free (5:04.68) and sophomore Sara Senneyin the 200-IM (2:16.26).

On the men’s side, freshman Scott Gentles captured the 1000-free(9:51.91), 200-fly (2:01.77) and 200-IM (2:02.15) events; while sophomoreDan Asencio claimed the 100- (54.48) and 200-back (2:01.42), and 100-fly(53.72).

Other top winners for the men include freshman John Stevens inthe 200- and (1:48.27) and 500-free (4:50.02), senior Frank Lichtenbergerin the 100-breast (58.92) and 50-free (22.05), and sophomore Ali Alasfourin the 200-breast (2:18.56).

In diving action, junior All-American Janel Benda has been eliminatedfrom the open 3-meter Austin Cup (220.77) competition at the Universityof Texas All-American Diving Invitational in Austin, Texas.

The men return to action on Jan. 16 in a meet against the Universityof Florida at the Whitten Student Union Pool. The meet is scheduledto begin at noon.