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    Nov. 22, 1997

    Men's Swimming And Diving Takes First at Windy City Invite

    CHICAGO- The Northwestern men's swimming and diving team took first place at the Windy City Invite held Friday and Saturday at the University of Illinois-Chicago. NU won the four-team event with a score of 955. Wisconsin-Milwaukee was second with 783, UIC was third with 702 and Butler finished fourth with a team score of 334.

    NU dominated the meet, winning every event but two. Freshman Todd Capen and Steve Steketee led the way with three wins each. Capen won the 200 back (1:52.57), the 400 IM (4:07.53) and 1650 free (16:05.26). Steketee was victorious in the 100 free (46.24), the 100 fly (51.88) and the 500 free (4:40.91). Steketee was also a member of four winning relay teams. The 200 (1:35.64) and 400 medley relay (3:30.85), the 400 free relay (3:10.94) and the 800 free relay (6:55.56) all touched first. Capen also swam on the 400 medley and the 800 free relays.

    Seniors Steve Vongluekiat and Noah Eckert and junior Bill Johnson were all double winners. Eckert won the one and three-meter diving events with scores of 238.90 and 269.60, respectively. Vongluekiat won the 100 breast (57.68) and the 50 free (21.15). He also swam on the 200 and 400 medley relays and the 400 free relay. Johnson took the 100 back in 53:06 and the 200 IM in 1:56.75. Johnson also swam on the 200 and 400 medley relays and the 400 free relay. Junior Jeremy Schmit won the 200 breast in 2:08.59 sophomore Mike Jacob won 200 free in 1:45.72. Jacob also swam on the 800 free relay. Adam Conway picked up a win as a part of the 200 medley relay, Josh Carothers anchored the 400 free relay and Steve Harms went on the 800 free relay.