Warriors Take Both GLIAC Titles
MARQUETTE, Mich. Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚“ The final day ofcompetition at the 2006 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC)Swimming and Diving Championships is now history.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Wayne State University wonboth the menÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s and womenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s titles.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Warriors swam to 710 points on thewomenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s side.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Grand Valley State University was second with 654 points.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Northern Michigan University womenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s team was fifth in the competition with 335 points.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ WSU tallied 773 points on the menÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s side to pick up the title.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The University of Indianapolis placed second on the menÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s side with 697 points.
GVSU went one-two in the menÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s 3-meter board.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ryan Smithwon the event with 380.25 points as teammate Joel Overway was second (369.15).Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Freshman Melissa Duff won the womenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s 1,650-yard freestyleevent with a time of 17:38.31.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ For the Wildcats, Courtney Lowry was eighth(18:48.71) and Lindsey Kuehn was 12th (19:17.40).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ WSU took the topthree places in the menÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s 1,650 freestyle.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Guilherme Veiga swam an NCAA-A cuttime of 15:56.06 to win the event.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Teammates Nick Ingrao (15:59.32) and JaredTroyer (16:18.87) were second and third respectively.
Sarah Dobratz was the lone scorer for the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats in the nextevent which was the 200 backstroke.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She swam a 2:12.05 which was good forfifth place.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Alison Smith from UIndy won the event with a time of 2:05.33,which was an NCAA-A cut.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Evan Kobes (GVSU) won the menÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s 200 backstroke as heset a new PEIF Pool and GLIAC Meet record with a 1:50.57.
Two Greyhounds won the 100 freestyle.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ On the womenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s sideit was Holly Spohr (53.08) and Marios Panagi on the menÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s side (46.08).
Hannah Bolger placed 11th for the Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚˜Cats in the200 breaststroke with time of 2:34.38.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Kelly Meerman (GVSU) won the event witha clocking of 2:23.72.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Justin Barkel (GVSU) set a new pool record in winningthe menÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s side of the 200 breaststroke (2:05.45).
The final individual race of the meet was the 200butterfly.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ On the womenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s side, Jenna Thayer (GVSU) won the event with a2:08.28.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Anna Herman for NMU was sixth (2:12.17).Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Sten Roosvald (UIndy) set anew PEIF Pool record in taking the menÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s side of the 200 butterfly (1:53.21).
UIndy took both sides of the final event the 400 freestylerelay.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The womenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s team swam a 3:34.03 while the men swam a 3:05.19.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ThemenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s swim was a new PEIF Pool record.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The NMU womenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s relay placed sixth asMimi Marschall, Emily Olson, Katie Stamerjohn and Anna Herman swam a 3:43.34.Ãƒ‚Ã‚
WomenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s Athlete of the Year:Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Alison Smith (University of Indianapolis)
MenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s Athlete of the Year:Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Evan Kobes (Grand Valley State University)
WomenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s Freshman of the Year:Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Melissa Duff (Wayne State University)
MenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s Freshman of the Year:Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Justin Barkel (Grand Valley State University)
WomenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s Coach of the Year:Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Sean Peters (Wayne State University)
MenÃƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚™s Coach of the Year:Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Sean Peters (Wayne State University)