January 22, 2011

Swimmers Have Three Firsts

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The Northern Michigan University swimming and diving team competed at the Get to the Point Invite in Stevens Point, Wis. on Friday and Saturday. The ‘Cats had three first-place finishes in a meet that included seven schools. NMU finished sixth overall.

Gaby Alzaga took home two first-place finishes herself. She took home the 100 and 200 yard backstroke events. Alzaga’s time in the 100 yard was 1:00.36 and 2:10.5 in the 200.

Olga Budiansky was first in the 200 yard breaststroke with a time of 2:27.06. She was fourth (2:18.15) in the 200 yard IM and fifth (1:11.01) in the 100 yard breaststroke.

Kellie Vander Baan was second in the three meter dive with a score of 410.55 and third (393.9) in the one meter dive. Alison Black was fourth (400.4) in the three meter and fifth (382.4) in the one meter dive.

Three other ‘Cats had top 15 finishes. Kelsey Sipple finished 10th (25.75) in the 50 yard freestyle. Lindsay Stedman was 12th in the 400 yard IM with a time of 33.29 and 15th in the 1650 freestyle. Jenny Gallaher was 15th (2:41.29) in the 200 yard backstroke.

The relay teams finished eighth in the 400 yard freestyle and the 200 yard medley relay. NMU was 11th in the 800 yard freestyle relay and 12th in the 200 yard freestyle and 400 yard freestyle relay.

NMU gets back in the pool on Feb. 9 at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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