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HILLSDALE, Mich.â€Ã‚“ Jon Wilson picked up his first win as the NMU swimming coach on Saturdaywhen the Aqua-â€Ã‚˜Cats defeated Hillsdale College 110-83 as part of a doubledual with Wayne State.  NMU lost to the Warriors 118-75.  The Warriors also defeated the host school119-82.

The 400-yard medley relay of ShellyRuspakka, Larisa Graham, Sarah Bartosh and Sam Pechek were second in the first eventof the meet with a time of 4:08.69.  Inthe next event on the docket, Lindsey Vermillion swam a 19:02.95 in the 1650 toplace third in the event.  Pechek andGraham then placed second and third in the next event which was the 200freestyle with times of 2:00.46 and 2:00.54. Ruspakka then picked up a third place finish in the 50 freestyle (25.91).

Sarah Bartosh picked up the firstof her two wins on the day when she captured the 200 I.M. with a clocking of2:15.99.  Anna Herman was second in theevent with a time of 2:18.59. 

Michelle Ruiz placed second in theone-meter diving event with a score of 253.72 as that score was a personal bestand qualified her for the NCAA II National Swimming and Diving Championships. 

After the first diving event,Bartosh picked up her second victory of the meet when she won the 200 butterfly(2:16.53).  Herman again was the nextâ€Ã‚˜Cat in third place with a time of 2:20.85. Pechek in the next event, the 100 freestyle, swam to a second placeshowing (54.25). 

The second diving event of themeet, the three-meter, was won by Kathie Cole with 272.25 points.  Her effort was a personal best and qualifiedher for the NCAA II National Swimming and Diving Championships. 

Graham picked up an individual winas she won the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:31.54.  The final event of the meet, the 400freestyle relay, the tandem of Cricket Knight, Kara Freebury, Herman and Vermillionplaced second (3:53.79).

After the Thanksgiving break theAqua-â€Ã‚˜Cats will conclude the first semester by swimming at the Notre DameInvitational from December 4-6.



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Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director