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Women’s Swimming & Diving Wins 11 Events At St. Cloud State Saturday

Women’s Swimming & Diving Wins 11 Events At St. Cloud State Saturday

ST. CLOUD, Minn.  --  The Women's Swimming and Diving team for Northern Michigan University won 11 events on their way to defeating St. Cloud State University, Northern State University and Minnesota State-Moorhead in multiple dual meets Saturday.

The Wildcats defeated St. Cloud 155-5-87.50.  They also defeated Northern State 193-42 and Minnesota State-Moorhead 184-58.

Sophomore Rachel Helm (Newcastle upon Tyne, England/Burnside College) captured two victories as she won the 200-yard freestyle in one minute, 54.73 seconds, and the 100-yard backstroke in 56.66.

Freshman Gabriella Spajic (New South Wales, Australia/De La Salle Catholic College Cronulla) also won twice.  She took the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:35.48 and also captured the 100-yard butterfly in 58.40.

In diving, junior Angela Probstfeld (White Lake, Mich./Lakeland) swept both events.  One-meter diving saw Probstfeld win with a score of 235.80 and in three-meter diving she scored 248.40. 

The 1,650-yard freestyle went to sophomore Nicola Pasquire (Bedford, England/Bedford Modern School) with a time of 18:20.12.  Freshman Lena Soulas (London, England/Woodhouse College) took first in the 100-yard freestyle, finishing in 53.17.  Junior Dana Stroven (Howell, Mich./Hartland) rounded out the individual victories by placing first with a time of 1:07.78 in the 100-yard breaststroke. 

The Wildcats also swept the relays.  Junior Regan Kilburn (Muscatine, Iowa), Stroven, Spajic and Soulas teamed to win the 400-yard medley relay.  Freshman Margaret Vaitkus (Munster, Ind.), sophomore Victoria Reese (Lombard, Ill./Glenbard South), sophomore Madelyn Irelan (Owosso, Mich.) and Helm won the 400-yard freestyle relay to close out the meet with a winning time of 3:37.83.

NMU now enjoys two weeks from action before they take on Grand Valley State University on November 4.