Swimming & Diving

November 22, 1998

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The University of Miami’s women’s swimming and divingteam finished third with a final score of 704 points at the Indiana UniversitySwimming & Diving Invitational. Senior All-American RhiannonLeier led the Hurricane women with three first place finishes. TheUM men finished seventh with 190 points.

Leier claimed victories in the 500-yard freestyle (4:53.89),200-yard IM (2:03.52) and 100-yard breastroke (1:02.87). Leier wasjoined by Julie Kemp, Jennifer Weir and Christine Cech to take second placein the 400-yard medley relay (3:49.93).

In other women’s action, Kemp won the 400-yard IM (4:25.14) and1650-yard freestyle (16:36.37); Cech took the 100-yard freestyle (50.53);and Amy Lindblom won the 500-yard freestyle (4:53.89). Diver JennyKeim captured first place in the 3-meter diving competition (503.80) andJanel Benda took first place in the 1-meter diving event (398.15).

On the men’s side, the Miami 400-yard freestyle relay team of MatthewSwift, Dan Asencio, Kyle Gallagher and Frank Lichtenberg claimed thirdin the finals with a time of 3:22.75. Lichtenberg also register asecond place finish in the 200-yard breastroke (2:11.63).

In the men’s diving finals, Miami dominated in both the 1-and 3-meterdiving competitions. NCAA Diver of the Year Rio Ramirez claimed firstplace in both events while freshman Stefan Ahrens placed a respective second.

The Hurricanes next dual meet will be on December 18 when they faceOhio State and Clemson at the Whitten Student Union Pool on the UM Campus.The meet is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.