HILLSDALE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“After 16 events at the 2004 GLIAC Swimming and Diving Championships the Northern Michigan University womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s swimming and diving team is in second place with147 points.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The University of Indianapolis leads the way with 225.50 points.
Thursday night the Aqua-ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats weresecond in the first event of the eveningÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s finals, which was the 200-yardfreestyle relay.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Sam Pechek, Shelly Ruspakka, Sarah Bartosh and Anna Hermanswam a 1:38.92.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The next event on the schedule was the 500 freestyle as NMUÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™sLindsey Vermillion placed 11th in the event with a time of 5:19.95.
The Aqua-ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats scored some bigpoints in the 200 I.M. as LarisaÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Graham was second in the event (2:10.15),Bartosh was third (2:10.95), both swims were NCAA B cut times.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Herman was nextin the event with a fourth place showing (2:13.51).
In the 50 freestyle the Aqua-ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜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).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ruspakka placed 10th with a time of 25.27.
The 400 medley relay placed seventhwith a time of 4:23.85.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚