The Daily Northwestern

NU hopes taper, early success set up strong finishes

Steven Montero

January 25, 2011

Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Northwestern will conclude its regular season this weekend when it heads to South Bend, Ind., to compete in the Shamrock Invitational. NU will face off against Notre Dame, Ohio State, Iowa and Denver. The Cats have beaten al...

Men’s Swimming: Wildcats continue to make strides

Katherine Driessen

January 17, 2011

Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

When Sean Mathews first started swimming for Northwestern three seasons, two top-five program records and one NCAA Championships appearance ago, he was not much of a big deal. Mostly because he didn't have to be. Mathews was joini...

Men’s Swimming: NU’s focus, depth on display in narrow victory over Notre Dame

Katherine Driessen

January 9, 2010

Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Though first-place finishes get the glory, the outcome against Notre Dame hinged on the swimmers in the middle of the pack.Northwestern took first place in 10 of 16 events in its win over the Fighting Irish, a victory due large...

Men’s Swimming: While you were gone-High altitude, Olympic facilities boost Cats’ conditioning

Katherine Driessen

January 3, 2010

Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

During its visit to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., Northwestern men's swimming team was more awestruck by the 6,300-foot altitude than by the prestige of practicing at the headquarters of USA Swimming."From the minut...

Men’s Swimming: Wildcats finish second in TYR Invitational

Katherine Driessen

November 22, 2009

Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Even though junior Sean Mathews topped the individual rankings at the TYR Invitational, it was not the first-place finish he had hoped for.Despite Mathews' strong performance, the Wildcats closed out their three-day meet Sund...

Women’s Swimming: Cats win fifth straight TYR Invitational title

Minjae Park

November 22, 2009

Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

After breaking a Norris Aquatics Center pool record in the first event of the TYR Invitational, Northwestern set two new pool records en route to a fifth straight tournament victory Friday through Sunday.Senior Emily Wong was ...

Men’s Swimming: Young NU team relies on upperclassmen for top finishes

Katherine Driessen

November 18, 2009

Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

When Jake Vogel was a freshman, the face of Northwestern swimming looked markedly different - namely older. He was one of three freshman on a squad of 20, but 12 swimmers were either juniors or seniors.The 2006-07 Wildcats were a Bi...

Women’s Swimming: Cats go for fifth consecutive TYR title

Minjae Park

November 18, 2009

Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Senior Kassia Shishkoff will spearhead Northwestern's charge for a fifth consecutive TYR Invitational Title. With seven individual event wins this season, Shiskoff is arguably NU's top performer this season.She said she is "d...

Women’s Swimming: Wildcats come back in final events to buck Badgers

Minjae Park

November 16, 2009

Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

After trailing Wisconsin for most of the night, Northwestern came from behind to narrowly win the meet 157-143 on Friday at the Norris Aquatics Center.Wisconsin (3-3, 1-2 Big Ten) led NU (2-2, 1-2 Big Ten) 125-120 going into the ...

Men’s Swimming: Late comeback falls short for inexperienced team

Katherine Driessen

November 16, 2009

Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

If sheer heroics had been the deciding factor in the meet against Wisconsin, Northwestern might have slipped away with a win.Trailing the Badgers for more than half the meet, the Wildcats fought their way back to a final relay sho...