November 8, 2008
Aqua-'Cats Drop Home Opener
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University women’s swimming and diving team hosted its first home meet of the season Saturday. NMU competed against UW-Oshkosh. After the waves had settled down the Titans swam away with a 133-98 victory.
The second event of the meet the 1,000-yard freestyle the Wildcats went second, third and fourth. Sarah Cempel led the ‘Cats with a time of 11:40.48 as she was followed by Elyse Sawka (11:47.25) and Lindsey Kuehen (11:55.39). In the next event the 200 freestyle the ‘Cats had three of the top four places. Emily Olson led the way with a second-place showing with a time of 2:07.42 as Stephanie Rogaczewski (2:10.12) was third and Nicole Kaszuba (2:10.76) fourth.
Hannah Bolger was the top placing ‘Cat in the 50 freestyle as she was fifth (27.80). Catherine Sromek won the first event for NMU as she took the 200 I.M. with a clocking of 2:25.33. Lindsay VandenBroeck was third in the event with a time of 2:29.22.
Kelli Vander Baan took both boards with scores of 235.95 on the 1-meter and 239.60 on the 3-meter. Olson captured the 100 butterfly (1:03.31) with teammate VandenBroeck fourth (1:08.59). Brenda Zickus placed fifth in the 100 freestyle (59.96).
Ashley Oliver won the 100 backstroke (1:04.60) as teammate Sromek was fifth (1:08.78). Cempel picked up another win for the ‘Cats as she took the 500 freestyle (5:39.80) as Sawka was fourth (5:47.65). Bolger (1:17.36) and Rogaczewski (1:21.58) were third and fifth respectively in the 100 breaststroke.
The ‘Cats will swim and dive into action next against Hillsdale College on Nov. 22 at the PEIF Pool.
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