Swimmers keep hold of perfect record

It doesn’t require a magnifying glass, but NIU men’s swimming coach Dave Clark sees a lot more than a close 159-140 victory Wednesday over visiting Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The Huskies outscored the Panthers by a 13-4 margin in the final 200-yard freestyle relay event in order to secure the 19-point victory and a perfect 4-0 dual-meet record.

The Huskies needed more than just a quick start as NIU touched first and third in the opening 200-yard medley relay followed by a 1-2-3 sweep in the 1,000-yard freestyle thanks to George Brooker, Steve Sanders and Tom South. Milwaukee came back with a 1-2-3 of its own in the 100-yard breaststroke.

NIU ran up another 1-2-3 finish in the 200-yard butterfly thanks to Bill Zolna, Dave Talbot and Mike Godsted. The Panthers came back with a 1-2-3 in the 200-yard breaststroke.

Diving was another example of the see-saw action as NIU’s Ken Ricker claimed the one-meter title while UWM’s Mike Frehe was the three-meter winner.

In addition to Brooker, Zolna and Ricker, the Huskies received first-place finishes from Randy Faherty—who touched first in both the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle—Talbot in the 100-yard freestyle and Andy Flodin in the 100-yard butterfly.

Jayson Pettit, Kevin Bolger, Flodin and Todd Klumb comprised NIU’s lead-off 200-yard medley relay unit while Faherty, Klumb, Art Sanchez and Talbot were the triumphant foursome for the 200-yard freestyle relay finale.

NIU heads out to Bradley on Tuesday for a 6:30 p.m. contest.