January 23, 2010
STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The Northern Michigan University women’s swimming and diving team concluded two days of competition at the Stevens Point Invite. NMU ended the two days of swimming and diving with 232.5 points which was good for seventh place. The host school, UW-Stevens Point, won the event with 799 points.
Kelli Vander Baan began the day with a second-place showing in the 1-meter diving event. She recorded 394.75 points. The first swimming event of the day which was the 200-yard medley relay the Wildcats were sixth in the events with a time of 1:56.55. Members of the relay were Gaby Alzaga, Olga Budiansky, Lauren Cockels and Kelsey Sipple.
Lindsay VandenBroeck (1:08.52) and Cockels (1:09.00) were 14th and 16th respectively in the 100 butterfly. Budianskiy with a time of 1:10.08 placed fifth in the 100 breaststroke with teammate Jessica Linnen (1:20.69) 16th.
Alzaga took the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:12.02 as Ashley Backman (2:24.35) was 14th in the event. Kelsey Sipple in the 50 freestyle swam a 25.87 for a fifth-place showing.
The final swimming event was the 400 freestyle relay. NMU’s team of Sipple, Lindsay Stedman, Alzaga and Cockels swam a 3:51.88 for seventh place.
The squad will swim in its final dual meet of the season next Saturday (Jan. 30) at Grand Valley State.
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