Milwaukee Looks To Defend Titles At Border Battle
Nov. 8, 2012
Friday & Saturday, Nov. 9-10 Stevens Point Border Battle
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's and women's swimming & diving teams wrap up their busy start to the season with a trip to Stevens Point for a two-day meet before getting some much-needed rest. The Panthers will swim against South Dakota, Minnesota State, Northern Michigan and the host Pointers at the annual Stevens Point Border Battle this Friday and Saturday. Friday's action starts at 6 p.m. with Saturday's first session set for 10 a.m. and the second scheduled for 4 p.m.
SCOUTING THE MEETS
Milwaukee's competition comes into the weekend with a mixed bag of results. Stevens Point is 1-1 on both sides after taking down UW-Eau Claire and falling to St. Cloud State in their season opener two weeks ago. South Dakota's men's and women's teams both have a 1-5 record this season after falling to Green Bay last weekend. Meanwhile the MSU women are 1-0 on the year and the NMU women are 3-0.
LAST TIME IN THE POOL: MEN
The Panthers won 10 of the 16 events on the day to improve to 3-1 on the season.
LAST TIME IN THE POOL: WOMEN
Yokosh broke both backstroke records, McClellan reset both breaststroke records and the 200 freestyle and 200 medley relay teams also set new Klotsche records during Milwaukee's Senior Day.
After week one, Emily McClellan won the women's swimming honor after winning an impressive three events against Wisconsin, just missing a pair of NCAA `B' cut times. Meanwhile, K.J. 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.
In week two it was Lee Anderson's turn. The sophomore took the top men's diver honor after winning both boards at Grand Valley State
Then, last week, the Panthers swept the swimmer of the week awards as Becky Yokosh won on the women's side after breaking both backstroke pool records and helping break the Klotsche 200 freestyle relay, as well. Freshman Nic Halverson won on the men's side after taking the top spot in the 500 & 1000 freestyle swims and coming in third in the 200 IM in a win over UIC. Halverson also won the 400 IM against Wheaton on the weekend.