Press Box


ALLENDALE, Mich. â€Â“ The Northern Michigan University womenâ€Â™s swimming and diving team capped off the dual meet portion of the 2005-06schedule at Grand Valley State University on Saturday afternoon.  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.  Lindsey Kuehn was third in the1,650 with a time of 19:35.74.  Mimi Marschall placed second in the third eventof the meet which was the 200 freestyle (2:02.74).  The next event saw AnnaHerman swim a 26.16 in the 50 freestyle which was good for third place. 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.  Ruiz won the one-meter with a scoreof 402.30 and the three-meter with 271.35.  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. Ã‚ Ã‚  In the 100 backstroke theâ€Â˜Cats placed third and fourth with Sarah Dobratz (1:06.82) and Meghan Merkey(1:09.04) respectively.  The â€Â˜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).  Hannah Bolger won the 100 breaststroke (1:13.99)with teammate Jojo Pollack second (1:19.85).  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.





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Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director