Midwest Conference Championships at Grinnell College (February 14-16, 2003)
The Lawrence men's and women's teams both placed third in the team standings and Grinnell College won both team titles.
Lawrence captured six championships, with two apiece going to Jodie Primus and Tom Carroll. Primus won the first conference titles of her career. She captured the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 15.57 seconds and won the 100 breaststroke in 1:10.95. Primus also took third in the 400 IM in 4:49.32.
Carroll won the 1,650 freestyle in 16:29.79 and earned a provisional qualifying spot for the NCAA Division III Championships in the process. He also won the 500 freestyle in 4:43.18, taking the title in that event for the second consecutive year. Carroll also took second in the 200 freestyle in 1:44.10.
Nick Heuer won the 100 breaststroke for the second consecutive year with a time of 59.52 seconds. He also took second in the 200 breaststroke in 2:11.62, losing the race by one one-hundreth of a second.
The men's 800 freestyle relay team of Carroll, Adam Kolb, Chris Perry, and Steve Wolfe won the title with a time of 7:08.47. Three other men's relays finished in the top three, with the 400 freestyle relay taking second, and the 200 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay both taking third.
Also on the men¹s side, Tom Towle was second in the 3-meter diving and third in the 1-meter diving. David Danenhower placed second in the 400 IM in 4:24.75, and Chris Perry was third in the 100 buterfly in 54.84 seconds. Stephanie Novakov grabbed third in 1,650 freestyle in 18:31.55. Two women's relays placed in the top three. The 400 freestyle relay was third in 3:51.31, and the 800 freestyle relay was third in 8:35.46.
Wisconsin Private College Championships at Lawrence University (February 1, 2003)
Carthage College won both the men's and women's titles, and Lawrence University finished second in both. Lawrence swimmers earning all-state honors were: Tom Carroll, Nick Heuer, David Danenhower, Chris Sarasin, Adam Kolb, Steve Wolfe, Tom Towle, Stephanie Novakov, Tiffany Pannier, Michele Uthmeier, Alison Van Dyken, and Angie Utschig.
Get to the Point Invitational at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (January 24-25, 2003)
The Lawrence women placed 10th among the 11 teams and the men were eighth among the nine teams at the highly competitive two-day event at Stevens Point.
The Lawrence women were led by Jodie Primus, who placed fifth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:19.42. Tom Carroll placed in a pair of events, taking third in the 500 freestyle in 4:51.76 and placing sixth in the 1,650 freestyle in 17:18.64. Nick Heuer grabbed fifth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:03.06.
Lawrence University Triple Dual (January 18, 2003)
The Viking men and women swept their opponents. On the women's side, Lawrence defeated Carroll College 163-48, defeated St. Norbert College 124-89, and defeated the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 128-98. On the men's side, Lawrence defeated Carroll 192-25 and downed UW-Whitewater 151-80.
Winners for the Lawrence women were: Mara Sarabia (1,000 freestyle, 11:38.66), Stephanie Novakov (200 freestyle, 2:03.33; 500 freestyle, 5:29.88)), Jodie Primus (400 IM, 4:57.10), Michelle Uthmeier (100 backstroke, 1:07.69), and the 200 freestyle relay (1:50.39).
Winners for the Lawrence men were: Adam Kolb (1,000 freestyle, 10:41.68; 100 freestyle, 50.70), Chris Perry (200 freestyle, 1:49.00; 100 backstroke, 59.17), Nick Heuer (50 freestyle, 22.52; 100 breaststroke, 1:02.82), David Danenhower (400 IM, 4:29.16), Tom Towle (1-meter diving, 244.95; 3-meter diving, 293.00), Tom Carroll (500 freestyle, 4:56.98), and the 200 freestyle relay (Danenhower, Kolb, Steve Wolfe, Heuer, 1:30.80).
Carthage College Triangular (January 11, 2003)
The Viking men defeated North Central College 184-47 and were edged by Carthage 131-127. Winning events for Lawrence were: Tom Carroll (1,000-yard freestyle, 10:02.46; 200 freestyle, 1:48.62; 500 freestyle, 4:53.41), Chris Perry (100 backstroke, 58.42), Nick Heuer (100 breaststroke, 1:01.22), and the 200 medley relay team (1:42.64).
On the women's side, the Vikings defeated North Central 157-103 and fell to Carthage 161-101. Winning events for the Vikings were: Mara Sarabia (1,000 freestyle, 11:25.06), Stephanie Novakov (200 freestyle, 2:04.80), Alison Van Dyken (100 freestyle, 57.19), and Jodie Primus (500 freestyle, 5:32.36).
Gene Davis Invitational at Lawrence University (December 6-7, 2002)
Carthage College swept the men's and women's titles. Carthage took the men's title with 1,047.5 points, and Lawrence was second with 922.5. On the women's side, Carthage was the winner with 933 points, and Lawrence was second with 705.5.
Winners for Lawrence were: Tom Towle (3-meter diving, 416.9, new meet record; 1-meter diving, 411.7), Mara Sarabia (1,650 freestyle, 19:06.62), men's 200 medley relay (Chris Perry, David Danenhower, Steve Wolfe, Nick Heuer, 1:41.74), Jodie Primus (400 IM, 4:58.96; 200 IM, 2:21.91), Tom Carroll (200 freestyle, 1:50.07), Chris Perry (100 backstroke, 58.16), men's 400 freestyle relay (Wolfe, Carroll, Danenhower, Adam Kolb, 3:20.48).
Lawrence's other top finishers from the first day of competition include Angie Utschig (second, 3-meter diving), Michele Uthmeier (second, 200 backstroke), Danenhower (second, 100 freestyle), Heuer (second, 200 breaststroke), Tiffany Pannier (second, 200 butterfly), the women's 800 freestyle relay of Mara Sarabia, Pannier, Jodie Primus, and Stephanie Novakov (second), and the men's 800 freestyle relay team of Wolfe, Perry, Carroll, and Kolb (second).
From the second day of competition, other top finishers for Lawrence included: Utschig (third, 1-meter diving), Pannier (third, 400 IM; second, 200 IM), women's 400 medley relay (second), men's 400 medley relay (second), Novakov (second, 200 freestyle), Kolb (second, 200 freestyle), Danenhower (second, 200 IM), Alison Van Dyken (second, 50 freestyle), Heuer (third, 50 freestyle; second, 100 breaststroke), Perry (second, 100 butterfly), Sarabia (third, 500 freestyle), Carroll (second, 500 freestyle), women's 200 freestyle relay (second, Carolynn Dude, Khara Schelach, Van Dyken, Katie Olen), men's 200 freestyle relay (second, Danenhower, Kolb, Chris Sarasin, Heuer), and women's 400 freestyle relay (second, Uthmeier, Novakov, Primus, Van Dyken).
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh at Lawrence University (November 20, 2002)
UW-Oshkosh won both the men's and women's meets. Oshkosh defeated Lawence 132-103 on the men's side and 159.5-82.5 on the women's side.
Winners for the Viking women were: Mara Sarabia (1,000-yard freestyle, 11:25.18), Jodie Primus (400 IM, 5:00.24; 200 breaststroke, 2:39.03), and Stephanie Novakov (100 freestyle, 58.27). Winners for the Lawrence men were: Tom Carroll (1,000 freestyle, 10:25.32; 500 freestyle, 5:01.80), Adam Kolb (200 freestyle, 1:52.19), and David Danenhower (400 IM, 4:33.48).
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse at Lawrence University (November 16, 2002)
The Eagles defeated the Vikings in both the men's and women's meets. La Crosse won the men's meet 138-5-89.5 and took the women's meet 160-74.
Winners for the Vikings were: David Danenhower (200-yard IM, 2:05.91), Mara Sarabia (500 freestyle, 5:38.19; 500 freestyle, 5:37.44), Tom Carroll (500 freestyle, 5:01.25), Tom Towle (1-meter, diving, 204.20; 3-meter diving, 214.35), the women's 400 freestyle relay (4:11.39), and the men's 400 freestyle relay (3:20.73).
Lawrence University at Lake Forest College (November 9, 2002)
Lake Forest won both the men's and women's meets. The Lake Forest men defeated Lawrence 127.5-107.5. Winners among the Viking men were: Tom Carroll (800 freestyle, 9:17.84; 400 freestyle, 4:30.7), David Danenhower (200 IM, 2:23.91; 100 breaststroke, 1:13.42), Tom Towle (1- and 3-meter diving), and the 400 freestyle relay (3:48.63).
On the women's side, Lake Forest defeated Lawrence 137-89. Winners for the Vikings were: Alison Van Dyken (50 freestyle, 29.29; 100 freestyle, 1:03.51), Jodie Primus (100 breaststroke, 1:21.33), and the 400 freestyle relay (4:54.09).
St. Norbert College Sprint Meet at Lawrence University (November 2, 2002)
The Lawrence men and women both finished second to UW-Oshkosh in the meet. Oshkosh won the women's title with 561.5 points, and Lawrence was second with 367. On the men's side, Oshkosh took first with 543, and Lawrence was next at 380.
Winning events for the Vikings on the men's side were: Adam Kolb (50 backstroke, 29.99 seconds), the 500 freestyle crescendo relay (4:33.31), David Danenhower (100 IM, 59.01). Taking seconds for Lawrence were: 200 medley relay (1:48.18), 100 freestyle relay (43.82), Danenhower (50 breaststroke, 30.71), and the 100 medley relay (50.86)
The Lawrence women had a host of second-place finishes. Taking second were: 200 medley relay (2:02.70), Alison Van Dyken (100 freestyle, 57.68; 50 freestyle, 26.38), 500 freestyle crescendo relay (5:07.63), Stephanie Novakov (50 butterfly, 29.94), 100 medley relay (1:00.18), the 500 freestyle 10x50 relay (4:46.55).