November 17, 2007
Aqua-'Cats Win Only Home Meet Of The Season
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University women’s swimming and diving team hosted its lone home meet of the year against Hillsdale College Saturday morning at the PEIF Pool. NMU took six of the 13 events to win the meet by a score of 116-110.
The first event of the morning was the 200-yard medley relay the team of Nicole Kaszuba, Courtney Lowry, Sarah Dobratz and Katie Willems placed second with a time of 2:04.50. Up next was the 1,650 freestyle as the Wildcats went one-two with Sarah Cempel winning the event with a clocking of 19:40.25 as teammate Lindsey Kuehn (20:11.47) was next.
Emily Olson was second in the 200 freestyle as she touched the wall with a time of 2:05.03. She out-touched Dobratz (2:05.35) who was third. Kathleen Sweeney swam a 27.40 in the 50 freestyle which was good for third place.
The next event saw the ‘Cats take the top three places in the 400 I.M. as Mimi Marschall (4:41.92), Sarah Van Oss (4:55.60) and Lowry (5:05.75) swam the event. Kelli (218.60) and Kara Vander Baan (208.15) took the top two places on the 1-meter board. Lowry (2:21.34) came back two events later to place third in the 200 butterfly.
Marschall with a swim of 55.13 was second in the 100 freestyle. Dobratz took the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:16.73 while Sweeney (2:27.57) was third and Lindsay VandenBroeck fourth (2:30.34). Sarah Cempel (5:38.77) placed second in the 500 freestyle. Kaszuba (5:45.79) was fourth in the 500 while Kuehn was fifth (5:57.97). Once again NMU swept the 3-meter diving event. Kelli Vander Baan with 234.80 points won as Kara Vander Baan was second (186.50).
Van Oss placed second in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:36.75. In the meet’s final event the 200 freestyle relay the team of Olson, Van Oss, Sweeney and Marschall won the event with a clocking of 1:44.60.
NMU will be in action next at the Eastern Michigan Invitational on Friday, Nov. 30.
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