Midwest Conference Championships at Lawrence University (February 15-17, 2002)
Call Lawrence University swimmer Daniel Hurley a perfectionist.
Hurley, a senior from St. Phillip's, Newfoundland, won three more Midwest Conference (MWC) titles this weekend at the MWC Swimming and Diving Championships. By winning the three championships over the past three days in Lawrence's Boldt Natatorium, Hurley raised his total to 12 individual titles and finished his career without ever losing an individual event in which he competed at the conference meet.
And if that wasn't enough, Hurley was named the MWC Male Swimmer of the Year for the third consecutive season.
Grinnell College captured both the men's and women's team titles. The men's championship chase was one of the closest in recent history, as the Pioneers edged Lawrence by 14 points, 816-802. The Grinnell women piled up 924 points, and Lawrence was second with 628.
Hurley dominated the 200-yard butterfly on Sunday, winning in 1 minute, 58.77 seconds, nearly five seconds better than second place. On Saturday, Hurley set a conference record in the preliminaries of the 400 individual medley (4:10.44), then blew away the field in the finals to win with a time of 4:11.49. Hurley started the meet on Friday by setting a pool record on his way to winning the 500 freestyle in 4:42.88.
Nick Heuer, a freshman from Davenport, Iowa, captured two titles. He won Sunday's 200 breaststroke in 2:12.26 and Saturday's 100 breaststroke in 59.84 seconds.
Junior Tom Carroll of Elmhurst, Ill., won Sunday's 1,650 freestyle for the Vikings, edging Lake Forest College's Brandon Johnson. Carroll posted a winning time of 16:50.57. Carroll also took third in the 200 freestyle on Saturday in 1:46.55.
Freshman Tom Towle of Mendota Heights, Minn., took second in the 1-meter diving (377.25) and second in the 3-meter diving (374.35).
The men's 400 freestyle relay took second in 3:14.67. On Saturday, the 200 medley relay took second in 1:40.24 and the 800 freestyle relay was second in 7:08.97. The Vikings took second in Friday's 200 freestyle relay in 1:28.68 and second in the 400 medley relay in 3:39.42.
Madison's Jodie Primus was had three second-place finishes to pace the Lawrence women. She was second in Sunday's 200 breaststroke in 2:34.51, second in the 100 breaststroke on Saturday in 1:10.88, and second in Friday's 200 IM in 2:15.44.
Senior Lisa Nickel of Ashwaubenon took home a pair of second-place finishes. She was second in the 200 backstroke in 2:15.31 on Sunday and second in Saturday's 100 backstroke in 1:02.64. Junior Alison Van Dyken of Grandville, Mich., took second in Sunday's 100 freestyle in 56.30 seconds and was second in the 50 freestyle on Friday in 25.65 seconds.
Tiffany Pannier, a sophomore from Salt Lake City, Utah, took second in Saturday's 400 IM in 4:51.37.
The women's 400 freestyle relay placed third on Sunday in 3:49.60. The 200 medley relay was third on Saturday in 1:56.63 and the 800 freestyle relay was third in 8:23.69. In Friday's 200 freestyle relay, Lawrence was second in 1:44.96.
Wisconsin Private Colleges Championships at Carthage College (February 2, 2002)
Lawrence swept the team titles. The Lawrence women won the crown with 182, edging Carthage by ten points. The Viking men scored 246.5 to take first, and Carthage was second with 208.5.
Jodie Primus took first in the 200 individual medley in a pool record time of 2:20.32 and took second in the 200 breaststroke in 2:33.78. Alison Van Dyken won the 100 freestyle in a meet record time of 55.54 seconds, and took second in the 50 freestyle in 26.10 seconds. Lisa Nickel won the 100 backstroke in a pool record time of 1:03.57. Tiffany Pannier won the 400 IM in pool record time of 5:01.32, took second in the 200 IM in 2:21.88, and third in the 100 butterfly in 1:06.29.
Other top finishers for the Lawrence women were: Mara Sarabia (third, 1,650 freestyle, 19:18.06); Royce Zehr (third, 100 breaststroke, 1:15.83); 200 medley relay (second, 2:02.60); 200 freestyle relay (third, 1:56.66); and 400 freestyle relay (second, 3:55.07).
Daniel Hurley led the Lawrence men by winning four events. He won the 200 IM in a meet record time of 2:02.47. He also won the 200 freestyle in a pool record time of 1:47.34. Hurley captured the 200 butterfly in a meet record time of 2:01.51 and won the 400 IM in a pool record of 4:21.72. Steve Wolfe grabbed first in the 100 freestyle in 51.52 seconds and took second in the 50 freestyle in 23.18 seconds.
Other top finishers for the Lawrence men were: Tom Carroll (second, 1,650 freestyle, 17:47.34; second, 500 freestyle, 5:04.08); Chris Perry (second, 100 backstroke, 59.29; second, 100 butterfly, 58.55; third, 200 backstroke, 2:11.18); Chris Worman (second, 100 freestyle, 51.88; third, 50 freestyle, 23.68); Paul Schook (third, 1,650 freestyle, 18:28.74); Chris Sarasin (third, 200 IM, 2:09.33; third, 100 breaststroke, 1:06.53; third, 200 breaststroke, 2:27.83; third, 400 IM, 4:44.80); 200 medley relay (second, 1:50.46); and 400 freestyle relay (second, 3:36.70).
Get to the Point Invitational at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (January 25-26, 2002)
The Lawrence men placed eighth with 99 points, and the Viking women were ninth with 51.5 points. The University of South Dakota won the men's title with 1,065 points and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse took the women's title with 825 points.
On the first day of the meet, Lawrence's Daniel Hurley placed in the top eight in two events. Hurley was fifth in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:56.36 and seventh in the 200 butterfly in 2:04.73. Alison Van Dyken took eighth in the 100 freestyle in 56.86 seconds. On Saturday, Hurley placed third in the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:21.66, and Nick Heuer took eighth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:03.52.
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Triangular (January 19, 2002)
The Lawrence women topped Carthage College 72-36 but lost to UW-Oshkosh 69-44. The Viking men fell to Carthage 56-55 and to Oshkosh 57-56.
Alison Van Dyken led the Lawrence women by winning the 200-yard freestyle in 2 minutes, 5.16 seconds and the 100 freestyle in 55.95 seconds. Jodie Primus won the 500 freestyle in 5:32.29 and took second in the 50 freestyle in 26.88 seconds. Lisa Nickel swam to victory in the 100 backstroke in 1:03.71. Other top finishers for the women were: Tiffany Pannier (second, 200 individual medley, 2:21.60), Mara Sarabia (second, 500 freestyle, 5:40.31), and Royce Zehr (second, 100 backstroke, 1:15.95).
Daniel Hurley paced the Vikings by taking the 200 freestyle in 1:47.40 and the 500 freestyle in He also placed second in the 100 backstroke in 59.32 seconds. Other top finishers were: Tom Carroll (second, 1,000 freestyle, 10:38.72), Chris Perry (second, 100 butterfly, 58.23), Nick Heuer (second, 100 breaststroke, 1:03.06), 200 medley relay (second, 1:48.49), and the 200 freestyle relay (second, 1:32.41).
Lake Forest College at Lawrence University (January 12, 2002)
The Vikings defeated the Foresters in both the men's and women's meets. The Lawrence women won 147-90 and the Viking men beat Lake Forest 141-92.
Jodie Primus led the Viking women by winning the 1,000 freestyle (11:28.34), the 200 individual medley (2:21.76), and the 200 breaststroke (2:37.88). Other winners for the Vikings were: Alison Van Dyken (50 freestyle, 25.79; 100 freestyle, 56.46), Lisa Nickel (200 backstroke, 2:21.75), Angie Utschig (1-meter diving, 210.15), and the 400 freestyle relay team (3:55.63).
Daniel Hurley paced the Vikings by winning the 1,000 freestyle (10:13.67), the 200 IM (2:04.96), and the 200 butterfly (2:04.26). Other winners for the Vikings were: Nick Heuer (50 freestyle, 22.59; 200 breaststroke, 2:20.77), Tom Towle (1-meter diving, 255.0; 3-meter diving, 239.25), Tom Carroll (500 freestyle, 5:40.45), and the 400 freestyle relay team (3:25.06).
Gene Davis Invitational at Lawrence University (November 30-December 1, 2001)
The Lawrence men won the team title, and the Viking women were second. Lawrence's men took the championship with 824 points, and Luther College was second with 534. The Luther women won the crown with 778, edging Lawrence, which finished second with 766.5.
Winning events for the Lawrence men were: Tom Towle (1-meter diving, 419.15; 3-meter diving, 393.80, meet record) and Daniel Hurley (200 butterfly, 2:01.86; 400 IM, 4:20.79; 500 freestyle, 4:57.29), Tom Carroll (200 freestyle, 1:51.21), and Nick Heuer (100 breaststroke, 1:03.69).
Winning events for the Lawrence women were: Michelle Uthmeier (200 backstroke, 2:18.99), Alison Van Dyken (100 freestyle, 56.26; 50 freestyle, 25.72), Lisa Nickel (100 backstroke, 1:05.03), Jodie Primus (200 breaststroke, 2:35.35; 200 IM, 2:21.37), Tiffany Pannier (400 IM, 4:58.08), the 400 freestyle relay team (3:50.83).
Lawrence University Triangular (November 17, 2001)
Lawrence won both the men's and women's meets. Lawrence won the women's meet with 121 points. St. Norbert was second with 76 and Carroll was third with 30. The men's meet was a dual and Lawrence defeated Carroll 145-30.
Winners for the Lawrence women were: Mara Sarabia (1,650 freestyle, 19:19.50), Alison VanDyken (50 freestyle, 25.61 seconds; 100 freestyle, 56.09), Jodie Primus (200 IM, 2:22.49; 500 freestyle, 5:38.46), Angie Utschig (1-meter diving, 160.15; 3-meter diving, 136.55), Michele Uthmeier (200 backstroke, 2:20.96), and the 200 freestyle relay (1:46.27).
On the men's side, winners for Lawrence were: 400 medley relay team (3:56.27), Tom Carroll (1,650 freestyle, 18:31.84), Nick Heuer (200 freestyle, 1:57.25; 200 breaststroke, 2:25.60), Chris Sarasin (50 freestyle, 23.97 seconds), Chris Perry (200 IM, 2:16.58; 200 backstroke, 2:22.01), Tom Towle (1-meter diving, 198.60; 3-meter diving, 220.35), Daniel Hurley (200 butterfly, 2:03.77; 500 freestyle, 4:57.71), William Hanna (100 freestyle, 53.36 seconds), and the 200 freestyle relay (1:35.66).
Lawrence University at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (November 10, 2001)
The Eagles won both the men's and women's meets. La Crosse beat Lawrence 122-107 in the men's meet and 138-95 on the women's side.
Winners for the Lawrence women were: Alison VanDyken (50 freestyle, 25.80 seconds), VanDyken (100 freestyle, 56.27), Jodie Primus (100 breaststroke, 1:13.32), and the 400 freestyle relay team of Primus, Michele Uthmeier, Tiffany Pannier, and Eileen Burns (4:10.06).
Winning for the Lawrence men were: Daniel Hurley (200 IM, 2:04.46), Tom Towle (1-meter diving, 180.60, 3-meter diving, 210.40), Tom Carroll (500 freestyle, 5:21.61), and the 400 freestyle relay team (3:27.54).