January 19, 2007
OSHKOSH, Wis. – The Northern Michigan University women’s swimming and diving team fresh off a training trip to Mexico was back in action tonight at UW-Oshkosh. The Wildcats won a three-way meet with 118 points as UW-Oshkosh was second with 91 and Lawrence University third (25). NMU on the night won six events.
The 200-yard medley relay of Katie Sweeney, Emily Olson, Mimi Marschall and Brenda Zickus won the opening event with a time of 1:59.76. In the 1,000 freestyle the ‘Cats had three of the top four swimmers in the event. Sarah Dobratz was first (11:18.27) as she was followed by teammates Rebecca Fisk in third (11:35.59) and Katie Stamerjohn in fourth (11:46.36).
NMU swam to a one, two, three finish in the 200 freestyle. The order for the ‘Cats was Sarah Cempel (2:05.92), Nicole Kaszuba (2:08.85) and Meghan Merkey (2:09.93). Marschall was second in the 50 freestyle with a clocking of 26.36. Olson was third in the event (27.18) and Sweeney fourth (27.90).
Courtney Lowry captured the 200 I.M. with a time of 2:25.42. Jojo Pollack was third in the race (2:27.83) and Hannah Bolger fourth (2:27.94). Marschall led a sweep of the 100 butterfly as she won the event with a time of 1:02.98. Pollack was second (1:08.38) and Bolger third (1:08.88). Cempel swam a 1:09.75 which was good for fifth place.
Dobratz placed second in the 100 freestyle with a time of 59.99 while teammate Zickus was third (59.80). Stamerjohn was fifth in the event (1:00.27). Sarah Van Oss and Olson placed second and fourth respectively in the 100 backstroke with times of 1:04.60 and 1:09.93.
Scoring points for the ‘Cats in the 500 freestyle were Fisk in second place (5:42.70), Kaszuba third (5:50.03) and Lindsey Kuehn fifth (5:52.60). Van Oss came back to take the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:13.50 while teammate Megan Gerou was third (1:18.71).
The ‘Cats are back in action tomorrow (Jan. 20) at Lewis University with The University of Findlay.
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