Aqua-'Cats Down Lewis By One
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s swim team swam back into action over the weekend with a dual meet at Lewis University on Saturday (Jan. 15).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Aqua-ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats won the meet 101-100.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Sarah Dobratz won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of57.73 as teammate Cricket Knight was second (58.02).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Dobratz also captured the200 freestyle as she covered the eight laps of the pool in 2:00.01.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ LindseyVermillion picked up a win for the team in the 500 freestyle (5:34.10) withEileen Vallin second in the race (5:49.35).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Vermillion was second in the 1000(11:24.28).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ In the 50 freestyle NMU went second, third and fourth as AnnaHerman (26.39), Knight (26.65) and Catt Dougherty (27.24) placed for the team.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Sam Pechek won the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:03.39.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU took the final event of the day the 200 freestyle relay as Pechek,Dougherty, Vermillion and Knight swam a 1:44.82.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The divers were at the UW-Oshkosh Invitational on Sunday(Jan. 16).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Michelle Ruiz was second on both boards.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ On the one-meter Ruizscored 379.0 points and on the three-meter she tallied 347.95 points.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ AlexHolly was eighth on the one-meter (276.35) and the three-meter (291.55).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Maggie Sorenson placed 15th on the one-meter (191.90) and 12thon the three-meter (243.45).
The Aqua-ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats will have their final dual meet of the seasonnext Saturday (Jan. 29) against Grand Valley State University at the PEIF Pool.