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Wednesday, November 07, 2007 | Athletics
Weekly Swimming and Diving Notebook
Illinois State's Christine Steinbach and Katie Janonis are this week's Missouri Valley Conference Swimmer and Diver of the Week. The duo led the Illinois State Redbirds to a win over Western Illinois followed by a triangular meet sweep over Butler and Youngstown State.
Illinois State team captain Christine Steinbach led the Illinois State swimming and diving team to a first-place finish at home against Western Illinois. Individually, Steinbach finished first in the 500-yard freestyle with a season-best time of 5:16.85, placing her eighth overall in the Valley. She also won the 1000-yard freestyle with a final tally of 10:47.41, placing fourth overall in the MVC. She finished the evening off as the third leg in the 800-yard freestyle relay with a time of 8:12.16. The Redbirds then traveled to Butler to compete in a triangular meet with Youngstown State. A number of outstanding performances enabled ISU to sweep the tri-meet. Individually, Steinbach finished first in the 1650-yard freestyle event with a time of 18:03.23, ranking third overall in the Valley.
For the third-straight week, Janonis is the diver of the week. Janonis won both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards over the weekend at home against Western Illinois and on the road at Butler in a tri-meet with Youngstown State. She led the Redbirds in the diving events against Western Illinois, with a final score of 244.10 on the 1-meter board and 221.87 on the 3-meter. Janonis then tallied a score of 241.09 on the 1-meter and 248.25 on the 3-meter against Butler and Youngstown. She currently leads the Valley on the 1-meter and 3-meter boards.