Blue Knight Women's Swimming News
Wieser Leads Women's Swim Team to 4th Place Showing at OWU
Competing in their first major invitational of the 2013-14 season, the Urbana University men's and women's swim teams took fourth place out of five squads at Ohio Wesleyan University over the weekend. The men scored 497 points, finishing just 14 points behind third place Wilmington College. The UU women racked up 325 points. The order of finish on both sides was Ohio Wesleyan, Lake Erie College, Wilmington, Urbana and Defiance College.
Aerika Wieser led all Blue Knights with 3 individual wins. The freshman swept the freestyle sprints to remain undefeated in the events in her career. Wieser won the 50 and 100 free races with new school records in each event. She took down her own mark in each event, swimming the 50 in 25.09 and the 100 in 54.72. Nobody in the field of 29 swimmers in the 50 free came within a half second of Wieser. In the 200 free, Wieser defeated the field by nearly 3 full seconds in a time of 2:00.95. Read More
Women's Swim Team Splits at TechNov. 16th, 2013
The Urbana University swim teams competed in a double dual meet at West Virginia Tech on Saturday night. The Blue Knight men swept a pair of decisions against Tech (W, 75-45) and Milligan College (W, 87-33), while the women split. Milligan's women defeated UU 84-65, but the Blue Knight women took down their hosts 65-43.
Individual winners for Urbana's women included Aerika Wieser in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles, Jacqueline Rex in the 50 and 100 breast stroke, and Jennifer Schwartz in the 50 and 100 fly. Wieser, Rex and Schwartz joined sophomore Maggie Carney on the team's winning 200 medley relay (2:04.69). Wieser was a perfect 4-0 in her events on Saturday. Read More
Wieser, Schwartz Swim Strong in Loss to BattlersNov. 9th, 2013
In the Urbana University Aquatics Center on Saturday afternoon, the Blue Knight swim teams split a pair of decisions with the visiting Battlers from Alderson-Broaddus University. The UU men edged the upstart Battlers 100-85, but the first-year program from ABU exacted their revenge in the women's meet, defeating UU 111-77.
A pair of freshmen continued to lead UU's women. Aerika Wieser and Jennifer Schwartz each participated in three wins on Saturday. First, they paired up with teammates Jacqueline Rex and Maggie Carney to take the 200 medley relay. Then, Wieser won the 100 and 200 free, and Schwartz took the 50 free and 100 fly. Read More
Bishops Bring Down Blue Knight SwimmersNov. 8th, 2013
The Ohio Wesleyan University men's and women's swim teams remained unbeaten against in-state rival Urbana University. After last year's narrow 5-point win over the UU men, the Battling Bishops defeated their guests 114-95 in the Meek Center on Friday night. OWU's women downed Urbana 125-56.
Urbana's women won 3 of the 12 events. Freshman Aerika Wieser continued her strong rookie season, claiming wins in the 50 and 100 free, as well as serving on the winning 200 yard free relay with teammates Jacqueline Rex, Siara Chupp, and Jennifer Schwartz. Schwartz (pictured) broke a three-year old school record by 11 seconds in the 200 fly. She finished runner-up in the event in a time of 2:26.25. Read More
UU Splits Home Opener, Breaks 4 School RecordsNov. 2nd, 2013
The Urbana University swim teams suffered their first losses of the season on Saturday afternoon at the UU Aquatics Center, but the Blue Knights also picked up a win in the tri-meet with visiting Lake Erie College and Davis & Elkins College. Lake Erie defeated the UU men 125-110 and the UU women 147-82. Davis & Elkins fell short of the UU men 143-96, while the UU women took down the Senators 122-83.
Individual winners for Urbana on Saturday included Aerika Wieser (50, 100 and 200 free), Alex Espinoza (100 and 200 free), Kim Helander (50 free and 100 fly), and Jennifer Schwartz (100 fly). Wieser remains undefeated in her individual races so far after a perfect start at Defiance last weekend. Read More