Men's Swimming Sweeps Wheaton
Junior Ryan Finke

Junior Ryan Finke

Nov. 1, 2013


Wheaton, Ill. - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's swimming team won all 11 of its events in a convincing 133-72 win over Wheaton College Friday at the Chrouser Aquatic Center.

Ryan Finke, Tim Halverson and Nic Halverson all posted multiple victories to help lead the Panthers to the convincing victory.

"We had a good night tonight," Milwaukee head coach Kyle Clements said. "It was nice coming off the weekend from last weekend. We posted a lot of best times and I'm really happy. You could definitely tell the difference between the long trip last weekend and the short one this weekend. We came off a really good week of practice and we were really focused tonight.

"We had a lot of really positive individual performances. It's great to have, but we need it against conference, so hopefully tomorrow we'll be able to look back at the whole weekend be proud of what we did."

Finke first posted an impressive victory in the 200 freestyle, cruising to the win in 1:45.02. Joe Chokran came in second in 1:47.16. Finke then won the 100 free, touching the wall first in 53.17.

N. Halverson claimed his first win in the 400 IM with a time of 4:08.31, the second fastest time in the league so far this season in just his first time swimming the event. Kenny Stelpflug was second for Milwaukee in 4:10.35. Halverson also claimed a win in the 500 free with a winning time of 4 minutes, 46.53 seconds.

T. Halverson started his day with a win in the 1000 free, touching the wall first in 9:45.93. Chris Jenkyns was right behind in 9:47.29 for second and Jeff Maxwell took third in 10:02.64. Halverson showed his versatility by also taking first in the 100 free in 47.74, just touching out Stelpflug at 47.75.



Jenkyns also took home a win on the day, taking the top spot in the 100 backstroke in 52.58.

David Chokran won the 100 breaststroke in 58.92. Mike Lucchesi took the top spot in the 50 free in 21.54, the fastest time by a Panther in the event this season.

UWM also won both of its relays on the day. Nick Menninga, Erik Wahlgren, Collin Heitfeld and Lucchesi teamed up to post the fastest time in the 200 free relay in 1:25.79.

In the 200 medley relay, John Kangas, David Chokran, Rob Miller and Lucchesi combined to post a time of 1:36.69, two seconds ahead of the next closest team.

The Panthers have a quick turnaround, taking on conference rival UIC tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the Flames Natatorium.

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