Wildcats Take Meet With Final Event Win
MARQUETTE, Mich. Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University womenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s swimming and diving team had its final regular season meet of theyear at the PEIF Pool on Saturday afternoon. NMU defeated Lewis University98-97.
Courtney Lowry picked up the first win for the Aqua-Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats onthe day as she captured the 1,000-yard freestyle in a time of 11:36.09.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Teammate Lindsey Kuehn was second (11:44.11).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Mimi Marschall kept the winninggoing by taking the next event, the 200 freestyle (2:01.14) as that was followedup by Emily Olson capturing the 50 freestyle (26.45).Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Anna Herman was then second in the 200 I.M. (2:17.71).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Katie Stamerjohn (58.17) and Olson (58.65) were second and third respectivelyin the 100 freestyle.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Sarah Dobratz picked up nine team points by winning the200 backstroke with a time of 2:15.52. Herman then picked up her secondrunner-up placing of the day in the 500 freestyle (5:32.61).
Lowry placed second in the 200 breaststroke (2:44.45) in thefinal individual event of the meet.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ It all came down to the final event of themeet, the 200 freestyle relay, as the winning team would pick up 11 team pointsand the second place squad four points.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The relay of Stamerjohn, Marschall,Meghan Merkey and Herman won the event with a time of 1:47.84.
The team will travel to Allendale, Mich. this coming weekendto face Grand Valley State in its final tune-up before the GLIAC Swimming andDiving Championships.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU will be hosting the championships on Feb. 15-18.Ãƒ‚Ã‚