Feb. 3, 2004
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Swimmers of the Week
Michelle Zambri, Eastern Michigan, Fr., Whitby, Ont.
Zambri won six of the seven events that she swam in this past weekend, helping the Eagles snap a four-meet losing streak to and win all three meets. On Friday against Buffalo, she won the 100 back with a season-best time of 58.70 and was the anchor leg of the winning 200 medley relay team, which won with a season-best time of 1:50.63, and the 200 free relay team (1:39.33). She also finished second in the 200 back (2:11.10). On Saturday against Akron and St. Bonaventure, the rookie won the 200 free with a season-best time of 1:55.17, the 200 back with a season-best time of 2:06.15 and was on the winning 800 free relay team that posted a season-best time of 7:48.63.
Scott Robson, Miami, So, Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Robson won two events and swam with a first-place relay in Miami's only meet of the weekend, a conference win at Ohio. He topped the field in the 1000 free (9:46.53) before coming back to win the 500 free (4:44.75) later in the meet. In the night's final event, he competed with the 800 free relay team that also claimed top honors (7:04.88). Robson helped the RedHawks remain in a first-place tie in the conference standings with a perfect 3-0 MAC record.
Brenda Norris, Akron, Jr., Tallmadge, Ohio
Norris won four events on the weekend as the Zips went 2-2 in their second to last weekend of league dual meets. Against Toledo and Xavier Friday, Norris was part of the winning 200 free relay team and claimed victory in the 50 free (24.33). She also placed second in the 100 free (53.61), two-tenths of a second out of the top spot. Against Eastern Michigan and St. Bonaventure Saturday, Norris again won the 50 free (24.73) and was part of the winning 400-medley relay squad. She also placed second in the 100 free (53.93).
Cassandra Pavlovich, Ball State, Jr., Merrillville, Ind.
Pavlovich scored double victories in BSU's 164-69 victory over UIC Friday evening. She took top honors in both diving events with a season-best score of 287.55 in the 1-meter and 261.00 in the 3-meter. At Bowling Green on Saturday, Pavlovich finished second on the 1-meter (234.30) and third on the 3-meter (218.10).
Kahla Walkinshaw, Buffalo, Fr., Hamilton, Ont.
Walkinshaw won four individual events and was part of a victorious relay team in UB's two weekend meets. Walkinshaw, a freshman butterflier, won the 100-yard distance in 58.99 at Eastern Michigan and then took the event again at Toledo in 58.80. Against the Rockets, she also won the 200 butterfly (2:07.96) and 100 freestyle (54.95) and swam the second leg of the winning 800 freestyle relay.
Milla Kuurto, Marshall, So., Lohja, Finland
Kuurto won all four of the events she participated in this weekend. She placed first in the 200 butterfly (2:06.56), the 100 freestyle (52.75), the 100 butterfly (56.60) and the 800 freestyle relay (8:02.70, 1st leg: 56.38).
Trisha Lamb, Miami, Jr., Oregon, Ohio
Lamb guided Miami to a dual-meet win over Bowling Green by winning three events. Last year's MAC Champion in both the 100 and 200 backtroke events, Lamb swept both events. In the 100 back, she touched the wall in 1:00.13, while posting a time of 2:01.01 in the 200 back. Lamb also swam on the first-place 200 medley relay team (1:50.17). With the win, the RedHawks remained in first place in the conference standings, while also keeping streaks alive with 23 straight MAC wins and 10 consecutive wins this season.
Shannon Kelly, Ohio, Sr., Vandergrift, Pa.
Kelly won four events in four tries vs. Marshall. Kelly split 57.31 for the fly leg of the victorious 400 medley relay and touched the wall first in the 50 freestyle (24.37), 200 breaststroke (2:28.43) and the 400 IM (4:31.47). The fly split, 50 freestyle and 400 I.M. were tops in the MAC last week and led the 8-1 Bobcats to a 169-103 win over Marshall University and an undefeated home record in 2003-04.
Ryan Plantz, Ball State, Jr., Granger, Ind.
Plantz took both diving events in the 145-95 victory over UIC Friday. He beat his previous season-best score of 297.53 in the 1-meter with 306.62 points, while his score of 330.53 on the 3-meter was good for first place.
Mark Sy, Buffalo, Jr., Scarbourough, Ont.
Sy won the 200 butterfly in 1:53.83. Sy also finished third in the 1,000 freestyle in 9:52.44. He also swam the opening leg of the winning 400 freestyle relay (3:24.33).
Adam Cook, Eastern Michigan, Sr., Marshall, Mich.
In his final home meet of his career, the senior chalked up two wins in the 50 free and in the 100 free as Eastern Michigan won its MAC meet against Buffalo, 135-88. Cook posted times of 21.60 in the 50 free and 47.71 in the 100 free, beating his closest opponent by three seconds.
Robert Krichbaum, Ohio, Sr., Delaware, Ohio
Krichbaum continued his winning ways (undefeated in 2004) by claiming the top spot in the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events vs. MAC rival Miami. Krichbaum tallied scores of 301.50 on the 1-meter and 304.05 on the 3-meter, with the 1-meter total surpassing the NCAA Pre-Qualification meet standard.