For Immediate Release
Nov. 20, 2010
Red Devils Compete at IWU Invite
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Eureka College senior Natalie Wetterauer (Washington, Ill./Washington H.S.) swam the fifth-fastest 200-yard freestyle time in school history in 2:13.85, leading the Red Devils at the Illinois Wesleyan Swimming and Diving Invitational, Saturday afternoon at Fort Natatorium in Bloomington, Ill.
Wetterauer shattered her previous career-best in the event by more than three seconds to finish 12th in the race. Her time was the fastest by a Red Devil in the event since Katie Ludewig clocked in at 2:11.23 in 2005. Wetterauer added a second 12th place finish with a time of 1:09.21 in the 100-yard butterfly.
Freshman Cody Leach (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.) led the men’s team with a first place finish in the 1-meter diving event. He recevied a score of 211.45 points in the finals. Leach also placed seventh in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:05.52 and 16th in the 100-yard freestyle in 55.74 seconds. Freshman Ethan Minich (Peoria, Ill./Woodruff H.S.) earned 13th place in the 50-yard freestyle, clocking in at 25.66 seconds.
The Eureka women finished in seventh place with 12 points, while the Eureka men earned fifth place with 29 points. Host Illinois Wesleyan swept both team titles.
Eureka will be back in action on Saturday, Jan. 15 when it travels to Galesburg, Ill. to visit Knox.
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