Milwaukee Looks To Remain Perfect Against GVSU
Oct. 17, 2012
Friday, Oct. 19 Grand Valley State University
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's swimming & diving team continues its early road swing to start the season this Friday. The Panthers head to Allendale, Mich. to take on Grand Valley State University at the Fieldhouse Pool for a 4 p.m. dual meet.
SCOUTING THE MEET
A LITTLE HISTORY
Two years ago, the Panthers took down the Lakers, 193.5-106.5, in their first-ever trip to Allendale.
LAST TIME IN THE POOL
Coming off their third-consecutive Horizon League Championship, the Panthers swam well in their first meet of the season in a 176-120 loss to the Badgers.
Heger led the way for Milwaukee in the season opener. The sophomore won the three-meter with an NCAA Zone score of 329.70 to edge out UW's Hunter Atha by just over two full points. Sophomore Lee Anderson took fourth on the night with a score of 289.28 and classmate Andy LaFleur was fifth at 238.73.
Heger also won the one-meter board with a score of 300.90, again an NCAA Zone score and again just overtaking Atha, this time by less than one point.
Senior Nathan Welchlin won the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.85, nearly a full second in front of the next finisher.
In the 1650 free, freshman Nic Halverson took second in his first-ever collegiate swim. The newcomer posted a time of 16:23.28. Twin brother Tim Halverson (16:38.22) came in fifth in the event and last year's Horizon League Men's Newcomer of the Year Kenny Stelpflug (16:39.12) was sixth.
In other action, Brady came in second in both the 200 free (1:44.10) and 100 free (46.92). Freshman J.J. Melville was second in the 200 breaststoke with a time of 2:14.39 and classmate Joey Chokran (2:15.36) was right behind for third.
Sophomore Ryan Finke also posted a second-place showing at the meet, finishing runner-up in the 100 butterfly with a time of 53.72.
OFF TO A FAST START
As a team, the Milwaukee women own the fastest times in the Horizon League in all but two events that they have swam in this year. The Panther men also have a handful of league top-times just one week in, recording the top spot thus far in six swimming events.
Meanwhile, Heger was named the men's top diver after winning both boards against the Badgers in week one, also recording NCAA Zone scores in both wins.
The familiarity doesn't end there, however, as Milwaukee assistant coach Brittany Sayler also graduated from Ball State.