Press Box

OSHKOSH, Wis. – The Northern Michigan University swimming and diving team defeated UW-Oshkosh in a dual meet on Saturday by a score of 118-112. 
NMU placed second in the first event of the meet, with a time of 2:03.94, which was the 200-yard medley relay. Members of the relay were Sarah Dobratz, Lindsay VanderBroeck, Courtney Lowry and Kate Willems. The next event the ‘Cats took the top two places in the 1,000 freestyle. Sarah Cempel won the event (11:34.63) as she was followed by Nicole Kaszuba (11:53.67).
Dobratz picked up an individual win by taking the 200 freestyle (2:04.22). Also in the event were Emily Olson in fourth (2:07.70) and VanderBroeck sixth (2:20.80). Brenda Zickus was the top ‘Cat in the 50 freestyle with a time of 27.59 for fourth.
The 200 I.M. saw the ‘Cats sweep the top three places. Amelia Marschall won the event (2:14.17), second was Sarah Van Oss (2:22.50) and third Lowry (2:23.99).
The Vander Bean sisters took first and second on both boards. On the 1-meter Kelli was first (218.60) and Kara second (211.25). It was the opposite on the 3-meter as Kara was first (231.60) and Kelli second (230.05).
Marschall came back to win the 100 butterfly in a time of 1:02.48 with Olson third (1:06.40 and Lowry fourth (1:07.22). Zickus was third in the 100 freestyle (58.90) and Willems sixth (1:02.43). 
VanderBroeck placed second in the 100 backstroke (1:09.46). The 500 freestyle saw Dobratz take the event with a time of 5:28.74 while Cempel (5:40.52) and Nicole Kaszuba (5:43.44) were third and fourth respectively. In the final individual event of the meet, Vann Oss (1:14.75) was second in the 100 breaststroke. Lindsey Kuehn was fifth in the event as she touched the wall with a time of 1:20.91.
The final event of the meet, the 200 freestyle relay, saw the ‘Cats swim to a second place finish with a time of 1:45.59. Members of the relay were Olson, Zickus, Van Oss and Marschall.
NMU will be at Grand Valley State University on Saturday (Feb. 2) for its final dual meet of the season.
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Prepared By
David Faiella
Sports Information Director