MARQUETTE, Mich. Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚“ The first day ofcompetition is in the books at the 2006 Great Lakes Intercollegiate AthleticConference (GLIAC) Swimming and Diving Championships.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Grand Valley State University is leading the womenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s team race with 137 points as the Warriors ofWayne State University have an edge in the menÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s team race with 106 points.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Northern Michigan University Wildcats are currently in fourth place in thewomenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s team race with 60 points.
The first event of the meet was the 200-yard medley relay.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ On the womenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s side the team from the University of Indianapolis won the racewith a time of 1:47.92.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Northern Michigan University relay was seventh.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Members of the relay were Emily Olson, Hannah Bolger, Anna Herman and Katie Stamerjohna they swam a 1:53.84.
On the menÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s side of the event the team from Wayne State set a new GLIAC Meet and pool record with a time of 1:33.89.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Members of therelay were Luiz Pacheco, Mathias Isaksson, Bruno Blanco and Per Bergstrom.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Theold record was 1:34.25 which was set in 2004 by Indianapolis.Ãƒ‚Ã‚
The only individual swimming event of the evening was the1,000 freestyle.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ellie Miller, from Indianapolis, won the event on the womenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™sside in a new GLIAC Meet record time of 10:27.79.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She broke her own record of10:29.83 which she set at last yearÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s meet.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Melissa Duff of Wayne was second(10:37.65).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The only Wildcat to score any points in the event was CourtneyLowry who was 14th (11:19.81).Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Nick Ingrao of WSU won the menÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s 1,000 title in a new pooland GLIAC Meet record time of 9:26.69.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Warriors captured the next twoplaces as Guiherme (9:26.92) and Nick Markou (9:39.66) were second and thirdrespectively.Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Erika Barczak from Wayne State took the 3-meter board with ascore of 379.60.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Michelle Ruiz of NMU was second with 369.35 points.
The second day will be on Thursday, Feb. 16 with prelimsbeginning at 10:30 a.m.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Finals will be tomorrow night at 6 p.m.