ALLENDALE, Mich. Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University womenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s swimming and diving team capped off the dual meet portion of the 2005-06schedule at Grand Valley State University on Saturday afternoon.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Wildcatswere defeated by the Lakers 122-101.
The Lakers went one-two in the first two events, the200-yard medley relay and the 1,650 freestyle.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Lindsey Kuehn was third in the1,650 with a time of 19:35.74.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Mimi Marschall placed second in the third eventof the meet which was the 200 freestyle (2:02.74).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The next event saw AnnaHerman swim a 26.16 in the 50 freestyle which was good for third place.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Courtney Lowry in the 400 I.M. was third with a time of 5:01.14.
Michelle Ruiz won both boards as her scores were well abovethe NCAA II national qualifying standard.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ruiz won the one-meter with a scoreof 402.30 and the three-meter with 271.35.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Herman was third in the 100butterfly (1:02.29) as teammate Emily Olson was fourth (1:04.99).
Katie Stamerjohn was third in the next event on theschedule, the 100 freestyle, with a time of 58.25.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ‚Ã‚ In the 100 backstroke theÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats placed third and fourth with Sarah Dobratz (1:06.82) and Meghan Merkey(1:09.04) respectively.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats took the top three places in the 500freestyle as Marschall led the way with a 5:25.73, Lowry was second (5:43.65)and Kuehn third (5:53.52).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Hannah Bolger won the 100 breaststroke (1:13.99)with teammate Jojo Pollack second (1:19.85).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ In the final event of the day,the 200 freestyle relay, the tandem of Marschall, Dobratz, Pollack and Merkeyswam a 1:50.60 to win the event.
NMU will host the Great Lakes Intercollegiate AthleticConference (GLIAC) Swimming and Diving Championships from Feb. 15-18.