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Freshmen Lead Women's Swim & Dive at DI UWGB

Freshmen Lead Women's Swim & Dive at DI UWGB

LAUREN ROTUNDO
Athletics Communications Intern

GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Northern Michigan University Women's Swim and Dive team took on NCAA Division I  University of Wisconsin Green Bay Saturday afternoon The Wildcats won five events but ultimately fell 174-125 to the DI Phoenix. 

  FRESHMAN LEAD THE PACK

Freshman Maria Arakelian (Livonia, Mich.) won the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:35.31. Following was senior Nicola Pasquire (Bedford, England) taking second at 10:36.29. In the 500-yard freestyle, Arakelian touched second at 5:10.27, again followed by Pasquire who took third with 5:14.51.

Freshman Meritxell Font Cantarero (Girona, Spain) won the 200-yard butterfly for the Wildcats, touching the wall at 2:07.96. Font Cantarero also took second in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 58.53.

In the 200-yard individual medley, freshman Michaela Nelson (Sun Prairie, Wis.) won with a time of 2:09.82. Nelson also touched second in the 200-yard freestyle at a time of 1:54.57.

Freshman Pilar Perello Ferrer (Inca, Spain) took second in both the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyles at a time of 54.45 and 1:56.75 respectively.

  DIVING TAKEOVER

In the 1-meter dive, the Wildcats took the top three spots. Sophomore Mary Grossman (Goshen, Ind.) placed first with 260.77 points. Taking second was freshman Amanda Baird (Riverside, Calif.) with 242.25 points. In third was senior Jamie Kimble (Prior Lake, Minn.) scoring 229.80 points. 

In the 3-meter dive, the women took the top two places. Baird took the event with 240.67 points while Kimble took second with 215.01 points.

  UP NEXT

NMU holds their final home meet of the season inside the PEIF Pool next weekend as they host their annual Wildcat Intrasquad and Skins meet on Saturday, January 18. The team's seniors will also be honored during the meet.