Koll And Schalla Earn Pair Of Wins In Victory Over Boston College
Oct. 22, 2010
MILWAUKEE - Junior Jake Koll and sophomore Mike Schalla each won a pair of events to lead the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's swimming & diving team to a convincing 161-81 victory over Boston College Friday evening at the Klotsche Natatorium. The Panthers, who also got a pool-record showing in the 100 butterfly from junior Jordan Diel, won 10 of the first 11 events against the Eagles to extend their win streak on the season to three in the home opener for the squad.
"One again, tonight really showed off the depth we have from top to bottom," UWM head coach Kyle Clements said. "There were some great swims and, even when one person was a little off, there were three more right behind him that were swimming better than normal. Every event we had someone swimming amazing, and that's what it takes to be a successful team."
Koll swept the diving events, opening the meet with a victory on one-meter with 250.10 points. He capped it with a strong showing on three-meter, recording a season-best 276.70 point total.
Schalla made short work of the sprints, topping the field in the 50 freestyle in 21.64 and in the 100 freestyle in 47.43.
Diel eclipsed the old pool mark of 50.78 in the 100 fly, winning in 50.68 to break the former mark set by Chase Gravengood in December of 2007.
"He's been working on that one for a while, so it was good to see him finally get it," Clements said. "It's an unexpected bonus. I wasn't expecting it, but it shows how much these kids have really taken to their off-season programs and come into the school year in great shape. The amount of time and effort these kids have put into training is paying off already."
Diel capped an impressive showing for UWM in the race, with junior Sky Boggio second in 52.00, freshman Sean Kimmitt third in 52.67 and junior Evan Green fourth in 52.86.
Kluczinske paced a 1-2-3-4 showing in the 100 backstroke, winning in 52.77. Freshman Chris Jenkyns was just behind in 53.96 with junior Kyle Trelka third (54.12) and sophomore Sam Niesen fourth (55.26).
Heraly claimed a win in the 500 freestyle in 4:46.41, Huemann the 400 IM in 4:13.57 and Welchlin the 200 freestyle in 1:43.77.
Milwaukee remains at home and continues with a Horizon League meet against Wright State Oct. 29, starting at 6 p.m.