MARQUETTE, Mich. – The NMU swimming and diving team hosts its only home meets the next two weekends starting Saturday (Oct. 30) when the Hillsdale Chargers enter the PEIF pool. Meet time is set for 11 a.m. Swimmers will be wearing pink caps in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Last weekend the Wildcats traveled to UW-Eau Claire for their first meet of the season. The Wildcat were outnumbered but were able to win seven of the 13 events. The Blugolds won the meet 141-101.
Olga Budiansky and Kelli Vander Baan each won two events. Budiansky won the 200 yard individual medley and 200 yard breaststroke. Vander Baan won the one and three meter diving events. Jessica Linnen took won the 1000 yard freestly while Gaby Alzaga won the 200 yard backstroke. NMU won the 400 yard medley relay.
NMU had a couple of second place finishes. Lauren Cockels finished second in the 50 yard freestyle and Danielle Laimbeer was second in the one meter dive.
The Hillsdale Chargers are 1-3. Last week they defeated Lewis and lost to Grand Valley. The Chargers also lost to Wayne State and Ashland earlier this season.
The NMU swimming and diving team will be wearing pink caps for the meet as Northern Michigan University Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports Department is partnering with the Marquette General Foundation for a day-long benefit for the Marquette General Cancer Center in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“The Pink Experience” t-shirts will be available for $10 at the game. The shirts are also available at the Cats Corner gift shop inside the Superior Dome, at the Recreational Center in the PEIF and at the Marquette General Foundation office.
Admission is free and all are welcome. Meet time is set for 11 a.m. from the PEIF pool.
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