January 27, 2007

Greyhounds Sink Aqua-'Cats

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Northern Michigan University women’s swimming and diving team was in action on Saturday against the University of Indianapolis. After the water had settled after the last event the Greyhounds pulled out a 140-106 win over the Aqua-‘Cats.
 
NMU began the meet with a third-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. Members of the relay were Katie Sweeney, Megan Gerou, Mimi Marschall and Sarah Cempel as they swam a time of 2:02.22. In the next event, Katie Stamerjohn (11:33.19) and Lindsey Kuehn (11:50.29) went second and third respectively in the 1,000.
 
Marschall swam a 2:00.01 in the 200 freestyle which was good for second place. Emily Olson (2:05.93) and Cempel (2:07.44) also swam in the 200. Sweeney (1:07.56) was the highest placing ‘Cat in the 100 backstroke. Courtney Lowry (1:16.26) and Gerou (1:16.36) were third and fourth respectively in the 100 breaststroke. 
 
In the 200 butterfly, Sarah Dobratz (2:28.14) and Rebecca Fisk (2:36.18) were second and third respectively. Sweeney and placed third in the 50 freestyle with a time of 26.88. Marschall in the 100 freestyle was third with a time of 55.77 as teammate Van Oss was fourth (58.16). 
 
Dobratz came back a couple of events later to take second in the 200 backstroke (2:14.61). Van Oss with a 2:36.40 in the 200 breaststroke placed third in the event. The Aqua-‘Cats had the top three places in the 500 freestyle. Cempel won the event with a time of 5:32.24, Stamerjohn (5:40.46) was second and Megan Merkey (5:57.86) third.
 
Van Oss captured the 100 butterfly as she covered the four laps of the pool with a time of 1:02.23. Olson (1:03.70) was second in the event and Dobratz (1:06.59) third. Marschall (2:17.08) and Fisk 2:31.86) went one-two in the 200 I.M.  
 
The 200 freestyle relay of Olson, Dobratz, Van Oss and Stamerjohn swam a 1:48.25 to take the event. 
 
NMU will host Grand Valley State next Saturday (Feb. 3) at the PEIF Pool.
 
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