November 6, 2010

Swimmers Beat UW-Oshkosh - Vander Baan qualifies for Nationals

Kelli Vander Baan
Kelli Vander Baan

MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University swimming and diving team was successful at home for the second week in a row, this time defeating UW-Oshkosh, 145-97, from the PEIF Pool. Senior, captain Kelli Vander Baan was honored at her last home meet and also qualified for nationals in both the one and three meter diving events.

Kelli Vander Baan scored a 268.85 in the three meter dive and a 259.50 in the one meter dive to qualify for NCAA nationals.

NMU head coach Heidi Voigt was proud of her senior diver, “Kelli did a great job finishing strong at her last home meet. Qualifying for nationals has been one of her goals.”

NMU won 11 of the 13 events. The ‘Cats won the 200 yard medley relay (1:54.68) to start the day. The team consisted of Lauren Cockels, Olga Budiansky, Jenny Gallagher and Kelsey Sipple.

Lindsay Stedman took the 100 yard freestyle (11:23.69). Gaby Alzaga won the 200 yard freestyle (2:05.63) and the 100 yard backstroke (1:00.23). Kelsey Sipple finished first in the 50 yard freestyle (25.87). Lauren Cockels won the 100 yard butterfly (1:02.39).

Kelsey Sipple (56.58) and Olga Budiansky (56.90) were the top two finishers in the 100 yard freestyle. Lindsay Stedman won the 500 yard freestyle (5:35.82). Olga Budiansky won the 100 yard breaststroke.

NMU has a month to prepare for its next meet Dec. 4 at the Calvin Invite.

“The girls are a little stiff. It’ll be nice to get some rest in over the next couple of weeks.” Voigt added.

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