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Women’s Swim and Dive Defeats Findlay

Women’s Swim and Dive Defeats Findlay

MARQUETTE, Mich.  --  Northern Michigan University's women's swimming and diving team defeated Findlay University 155-99 Friday in the team's first home meet of the season.

The Wildcats saw victory in 11 events, led by sophomore Rachel Helm (Newcastle upon Tyne, England/Burnside College) who finished with three first place finishes.  She won the 25-yard breaststroke in 14.11, the 75-yard backstroke in 40.44, and the 125-yard individual medley with a time of 1:14.66. 

Junior Angela Probstfeld (White Lake, Mich/Lakeland) claimed victory in both diving events, winning one-meter diving with a score of 249.01 and three-meter diving with a score of 260.71.

Junior Becca Arakelian (Livonia, Mich./Livonia Stevenson) won the 175-yard freestyle, finishing in 1:41.52.  Junior Regan Kilburn (Muscatine, Iowa/Muscatine) took first in the 25-yard backstroke, 13.14.  Freshman Gabby Spajic (New South Wales, Australia/De La Salle Catholic College Cronulla) claimed the 75-yard butterfly, 42.65, and freshman Lena Soulas (London, England/Woodhouse College) took the 75-yard freestyle, 38.70, to round out the individual victories.

The 125-yard medley relay team of Kilburn, Arakelian, sophomore Madelyn Irelan (Owosso, Mich./Owosso) and Soulas touched first with a time of 1:01.87.  Junior Samantha Dickie (Canton, Mich./Mercy), senior Hannah Crump (Grand Rapids, Mich./Northview/South Dakota State), freshman Margaret Vaitkus (Munster, Ind./Munster High School) and sophomore Victoria Reese (Lombard, Ill./Glenbard South) rounded out the meet by giving the Wildcats a first-place time of 56.94 to win the 125-yard freestyle relay.

NMU returns to take on Findlay once again Saturday