Sophomore leaving competition in wake

first_imgThis season, sophomore swimmer Yi Ting Siow has been tearing it up in the pool, leaving behind opposing swimmers in her wake.”On good days, she trains like a beast. She can beat anyone in the pool,” senior Andrea Wiesner said. “It’s really fun to swim with her for me because it gives me someone to race, somebody to try and catch at the end of each set. So, it’s fun.”Two weeks ago, Siow swam a personal best 2:11.24 in the 200-yard breaststroke at the Iowa University Field House. Not only did she earn top time, but she also set a Wisconsin record, earning her Big Ten Swimmer of the Week honors.”I didn’t know until I went to the website. If I didn’t go to the website, I probably wouldn’t have figured it out,” Siow said. “I’m honored to have [the award], probably because of the 2:11 at Iowa, which was my best time. Even now, I have no idea where it came from. I was really surprised. It took me a while to absorb it.”Last weekend, Siow helped lead the Badgers to a third place finish at the Southern Methodist University Classic in Dallas. There, she won the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:00.01 and the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:14.80. These victories helped her earn the meet’s High Point Swimmer Award.Over the last two years, Siow has been breaking pool records and becoming a prominent swimmer on the national and international stage. As a freshman, she placed fifth in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:58.26 at the NCAA Championships. At the same event, she placed sixth in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:12.77. Although she has placed high in national competition, she is just starting to see what the years of hard training has done for her.”[Siow] is an amazing talent and is just finding out what hard work is going to do for her in this sport,” assistant coach Geoff Hansen said. “She has gotten to where she has gotten mostly on talent and some good background, but she’s really finding out what hard work, in and out of the pool, is really going to do for her.”Although Siow has become a success herself, she has helped others get better as well. During practice, she races not only other members of the women’s team, but the men’s team as well. This helps elevate the competitive spirit of the team.”She’s a great training partner for a lot of our women,” Hansen said. “Quite honestly, she can push some of our men to do some good things as well. It’s hard for a guy to have a woman in there beating them daily and she does that quite a bit.””When she is successful, we are all really excited for her,” Wiesner added. “So, of course, we want to swim just as well, just as fast and have just as much success.”Siow’s work ethic helped her improve so she could perform on the international level. Last summer, Siow competed in Pan Pacific Championships. There, she had three top-20 finishes, including seventh in the 200-meter individual medley, 11th in the 200-meter breaststroke, and 14th in the 100-meter breaststroke. Her goal is not just to make it to the finals in NCAA competition, but to make it on the big stage, the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, swimming for her home country, Malaysia. “This summer was a big turning point for her,” Hansen said. “She attending the Pan Pacific Games in British Columbia and was a finalist and the 200 IM. She saw what it took to be an elite swimmer on the world scene. We are looking ahead to not only the college season, but the Olympic games being close to her home, it’s a big, big thing for her.”Although she works and trains hard, she has a good relationship with the rest of her teammates. She keeps things light-hearted and is known to give her teammates a good laugh. “She has a funny laugh. She keeps things light. She’s fun to hang out with and fun to swim with,” Wiesner said. After competing, Siow would like to stay in the sport, probably coaching. Her work ethic and desire to compete and be successful can be instilled on many young swimmers to help inspire them toward the same success that Siow has experienced.”I might help out the little kids, you know, for fun,” Siow said. “I think being a coach for the national swimmers in Malaysia would be easy because they know you and coach the little kids. I think it would be fun. I would not like to coach for the national team though. It’s too much pressure.”last_img read more

Clippers make history with hard-fought comeback vs. Celtics in Boston

first_img What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates At a fan event Friday night in Los Angeles, President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank assured Clippers Nation that the team — even while incorporating five new players, and even with a first-round draft pick in the balance — still wants to make the playoffs.“Even though the faces have changed, the personality has stayed the same of the team,” said Frank, whose franchise loses the pick to Boston in June’s draft unless it’s a lottery selection. “These guys, they just keep battling. It’s a credit to our players in terms of who they are and what they’re about. We’re really, really excited about our guys battling.”And on Saturday night in Boston, the Clippers (31-26) put up a fight for the record books, rallying from a 28-point deficit to defeat the Celtics 123-112.According to ESPN, it was the largest comeback by any road team since 2009 and the largest blown lead by the Celtics since 2003. “We broke out the J.J. Redick package with him,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said in reference to the former Clippers sharpshooter who this season was Shamet’s teammate in Philadelphia. “You know, (Shamet) can really shoot, and he shoots off the run so quick.”Not gun shy, Shamet made his 100th career 3-pointer Saturday, becoming the 15th NBA player to reach that milestone in the first 55 games of his career.He also surpassed 250 3-point attempts — of which he’s made 40.9 percent.That puts the 21-year-old former Wichita State standout in elite company. According to, the only rookies in NBA history who had at least that many attempts and a better 3-point percentage than Shamet are Steph Curry (43.7 percent), Wesley Person (43.6 percent), Gary Neal (41.9 percent), Brent Barry (41.6 percent) and Klay Thompson (41.4 percent). For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory center_img Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Related Articles It also was the first time in 20 seasons that a team has rallied for multiple 25-point comebacks in one season — the Clippers managed to do it in the span of one whirlwind week.Feb. 2: They rallied from 25 points down to win at Detroit, 111-101.Feb. 3: They fell behind by 23 in Toronto and lost, 123-101.Tuesday: They came back after trailing by 20 in Charlotte to win 117-115.Wednesday: They completed the trade sending Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott to Philadelphia for Landry Shamet, Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala and four draft picks.Thursday: They traded Muscala to the Lakers for Ivica Zubac, traded Avery Bradley to Memphis for Garrett Temple and JaMychal Green, and waived Marcin Gortat and Milos Teodosic.Also Thursday: With only 10 players remaining, they fell behind by 27 in Indiana and lost 116-92.Saturday: They wiped out a 28-point deficit in Boston for the largest comeback in team history.The sixth and final game of their roller coaster road trip comes Monday in Minnesota.“We just keep fighting,” Montrezl Harrell told reporters in Boston after the win. “We’re just going to go out there and keep fighting.”A SPLASHING DEBUTShamet, the rookie guard, brought some daggers to the fight Saturday, helping bury Boston by sinking four 3-pointers in his new team’s 42-point fourth quarter.last_img read more

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