HILLSDALE, Mich. â€Â“After 16 events at the 2004 GLIAC Swimming and Diving Championships the Northern Michigan University womenâ€Â™s swimming and diving team is in second place with147 points.  The University of Indianapolis leads the way with 225.50 points.

Thursday night the Aqua-â€Â˜Cats weresecond in the first event of the eveningâ€Â™s finals, which was the 200-yardfreestyle relay.  Sam Pechek, Shelly Ruspakka, Sarah Bartosh and Anna Hermanswam a 1:38.92.  The next event on the schedule was the 500 freestyle as NMUâ€Â™sLindsey Vermillion placed 11th in the event with a time of 5:19.95.

The Aqua-â€Â˜Cats scored some bigpoints in the 200 I.M. as Larisa  Graham was second in the event (2:10.15),Bartosh was third (2:10.95), both swims were NCAA B cut times.  Herman was nextin the event with a fourth place showing (2:13.51).

In the 50 freestyle the Aqua-â€Â˜Catsplaced two swimmers in the big final heat as Pechek finished in fifth place(24.93) which was a NCAA B cut time, teammate Ellen (Cricket) Knight was sixth(25.08).  Ruspakka placed 10th with a time of 25.27.

The 400 medley relay placed seventhwith a time of 4:23.85. 





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Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director