HILLSDALE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“Friday at the GLIAC Swimming and Diving Championships at Hillsdale College, theAqua-ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were in second place with 263 points after 29 events.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The University of Indianapolis was leading the womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s side of the meet with 394.50 points.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU also crowned another GLIAC champion.
The divers were second and thirdrespectively in the one-meter diving event.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Kathie Cole, who won thethree-meter event the first day of the championships, placed second on theone-meter with 329.15 points.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Michelle Ruiz was third with 291.10 points.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The first swimming event of theeveningÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s finals was the 400-yard I.M. as Larisa Graham was touched out forfirst place.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The winning time was 4:34.22 as Graham swam the 16 lengths of thepool in a time of 4:34.37 for second place.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Her time in the event was a NCAA Acut time.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Sarah Bartosh became the secondÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cat to win a title at the meet when she won the 100 butterfly in a time of58.76 which set a new pool record at Hillsdale College.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Anna Herman was thirdin the event (59.60).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ In the womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s 200 freestyle, Sam Pechek was third witha clocking of 1:55.37.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Her time was a NCAA B cut.
NMU had two swimmers in the 100backstroke finals, which was the next to last event of the eveningÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s program.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ShellyRuspakka was fourth with a time of 1:00.00, which was a NCAA B cut.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ JulieWeiler with a time of 1:04.86 was 12th in the event.
The final event on Friday was the800 freestyle relay.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The team of Pechek, Graham, Herman and Bartosh placedsecond in the event with a time of 7:51.87.
The final day of the championshipsis Saturday (Feb. 21).