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WAUKESHA, Wis. – The Northern Michigan University swimming and diving team captured the Carroll Invite over the weekend. The squad tallied 377.5 points in the five-team event. Carroll College was second (223), followed by Monmoth (179.5), Ripon College (146) and the Marquette University Swim Club (146).
The Aqua-‘Cats captured the first event of the meet, which was the 400-yard medley relay. Members of the relay were Sarah Dobratz, Hannah Bolger, Sarah Van Oss and Amelia Marschall as they combined to swim a 4:21.24. Sarah Cempel won the next event on the schedule the 1000 freestyle with a time of 11:31.62. NMU had three of the next five places in the event as Katie Stamerjohn was second (11:45.19), Courtney Lowry fourth (11:51.85) and Lindsey Kuehn sixth (12:04.23).
In the 200 freestyle the Aqua-‘Cats had five of the top six places. Dobratz won the event (2:03.92), Meghan Merkey was third (2:09.51), Emily Olson fourth (2:10.18), Rebecca Fisk fifth (2:11.83) and Nicole Kaszuba sixth (2:12.38).
Kathleen Sweeney led a one-two-three sweep in the 50 freestyle. Sweeney’s time was 27.43 as she was followed by Brenda Zickus (27.51) and Joanna Pollack (27.55). Mimi Marschall led a one-two finish for NMU in the 400 I.M. with a clocking of 4:51.00; Van Oss was second (4:52.74). 
Van Oss was third in the 200 butterfly (2:24.63) as she was followed by Lowry in fourth (2:25.31) and Fisk in fifth (2:45.12). Marschall won the 100 freestyle as she swam the four laps of the pool in a time of 56.53. NMU captured the next two spots with Olson second (58.59) and Zickus third (59.68).
Dobratz led a top three sweep in the 200 backstroke. She won the event with a time of 2:14.74, teammates Merkey was second (2:25.00) and Sweeney third (2:29.76). 
NMU swam exhibition races for the 500 freestyle, 200 breaststroke and 400 freestyle relay.
The team will be in action again on Nov. 18 at Hillsdale College.
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David Faiella
Sports Information Director