January 31, 2009
Aqua-'Cats Drop Home Finale
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University women’s swimming and diving team concluded the dual meet portion of its schedule with a home meet against the Grand Valley State Lakers Saturday at the PEIF Pool. After the water had settled from the last event the Lakers walked off the deck with a 170-69 victory.
In the first event of the day the 400-yard medley relay the tandem of Ashley Oliver, Hannah Bolger, Emily Olson and Brenda Zickus swam a 4:16.62 which was good for third place. The 1,000 freestyle saw Sarah Cempel (11:49.80) place third and Lindsey Kuehn (11:55.91) fourth. Kuehn was swimming in her last meet at the PEIF Pool.
Bolger (2:08.10) followed up her medley relay swim with a fifth-place showing in the 200 freestyle while teammate Catherine Sromek (2:08.97) was sixth. The 50 freestyle saw Olson, swimming in her last home meet, place second in the event with a time of 26.54. Zickus (27.38) was sixth in the same event.
Stephanie Rogaczewski (5:16.09) and Elyse Sawka (5:25.04) were fifth and sixth respectively in the 400 I.M. The Vander Baan sisters went second and third on the 3-meter board. Kelli was second with 248.17 points while Kara was third with 232.05 points. Olson led NMU in the 100 butterfly with a third-place showing with a clocking of 1:04.84. Zickus with a swim of 59.23 placed fifth in the 100 freestyle.
Oliver with a time of 1:04.94 was second in the 100 backstroke. Cempel was fourth in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:42.42 while teammate Sawka was sixth (5:45.49). The 1-meter board saw Kelli Vander Baan second with 259.27 points while sister Kara was fifth (208.72). NMU went second, third and fourth in the 100 breaststroke as touching the wall were Bolger (1:15.23), Lindsay VanderBroeck (1:22.01) and Rogaczewski (1:23.22).
The NMU ‘A’ relay of Rogaczewski, Sromek, Sawka and Oliver won the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 4:04.82. The ‘B’ relay of Kuehn, VanderBroeck, Cempel and Jackie Walsh was second (4:14.98).
The ‘Cats will hit the water next at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Swimming and Diving Championships which will be held at Grand Valley State from Feb. 11-14.
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