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MARQUETTE, Mich. – Day two of the double-dual meet between Northern Michigan University, St. Cloud State and Minnesota State University-Moorhead is now in the books. Moorhead defeated NMU 167-76. SCSU downed the Aqua-‘Cats 171.50-66.50. The Huskies also defeated Moorhead 168-75.
In the first event of the meet, the 200-yard medley relay the NMU team of Kathleen Sweeney, Megan Gerou, Emily Olson and Brenda Zickus placed sixth (2:01.36). Sarah Cempel swam an 11:26.29 in the next event which was the 1000 freestyle. The time was good enough for third place as teammate Courtney Lowry was seventh (11:47.93).
Sarah Dobratz was third in the 200 freestyle (2:04.36), Katie Stamerjohn seventh (2:09.07) and Lindsey Kuehn 12th (2:18.53). The 50 freestyle saw three ‘Cats in the top 10. Olson led the way in sixth place (26.64); she was followed by Zickus in ninth (27.26) and Sweeney 10th (27.81). 
Freshmen Sarah Van Oss had a highlight on the day when she placed second in the 200 I.M. with a time of 2:17.09. Next was teammate Mimi Marschall in third (2:18.84). Also placing was Rebecca Fisk in 11th (2:29.06). 
The diving events saw two ‘Cats place. In the 1-meter event Carolyn Oja was seventh (148.90) and Liz Wretschko (131.75) eighth. Oja was also seventh on the 3-meter boards with 150.20 points while Wrestschko was eighth (123.35).
Van Oss came back a couple of events later to place fourth in the 100 butterfly (1:03.28). Other ‘Cat swimmers in the event were Jojo Pollack ninth (1:06.93) and Lowry 13th (1:09.74).
The 100 freestyle saw three ‘Cats in a row in the results. Olson was eighth (58.57), Zickus ninth (58.62) and Stamerjohn 10th (1:00.39). Sweeney was sixth in the 100 backstroke as she touched the wall with a time of 1:08.29. Fisk was ninth (1:12.02) while Lindsay Vanderbroeck finished 11th (1:13.35). 
The second distance event of the meet, the 500 freestyle was the next event. Marschall led the Aqua-‘Cats with a third-place finish (5:33.17), Dobratz was next in fourth (5:34.86). Cempel was the third swimmer in the event as she was sixth (5:38.55) then Kuehn 10th (6:01.03).
The final individual event of the day, the 100 breaststroke saw NMU with three swimmers in the top seven. Pollack (1:16.95), Gerou (1:17.99) and Fisk (1:19.31) were third, fourth and seventh respectively.
Van Oss, Stamerjohn, Pollack and Marschall swam the final event of the day which was the 200 freestyle relay. The relay swam a 1:47.38 which was good for third.
NMU’s next action will be on Saturday, Nov. 4 at Carroll College.
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David Faiella
Sports Information Director