STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WLUC) – Northern Michigan University Women's Swim & Dive won 15 events to defeat University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 212-85.
The meet opened and closed with NMU relays getting victory. In the first race of the day, senior Regan Kilburn (Muscatine, Iowa), senior Becca Arakelian (Livonia, Mich./Livonia Stevenson), sophomore Gabriella Spajic (Sydney, Australia / De La Salle Catholic College Cronulla) and sophomore Margaret Vaitkus (Munster, Ind.) clocked in at 1:50.16 to win the 200-yard Medley Relay.
The Wildcats finished the meet by winning the 400-yard Freestyle Relay in a time of 3:42.77. Freshman Mallory Irelan (Owosso, Mich.), freshman Emma Love (Louisville, Ky./Floyd Central), freshman Lucy Londergon (Minooka, Ill.) and Vaitkus made up the winning team.
Spajic also came away with three individual victories in addition to helping the 200-yard Medley Relay. She took the 200-yard freestyle in 1:57.69 then took the 100-yard Butterfly by touching in 59.29. The sophomore finished her meet with a winning time of 4:34.83 to win the 400-yard Individual Medley.
Both Kilburn and freshman Mary Grossman (Goshen, Ind. / Northridge) came away with two individual wins for the Wildcats.
Kilburn took victory in two freestyle races. She won the 50-yard Freestyle in 25.54 and then won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 55.16.
Grossman swept the diving events. The freshman posted a score of 278.50 in the 1-Meter Dive. She followed it with a score of 287.55 to claim the 3-Meter Dive.
Londergon captured the 100-yard Breaststroke in a time of 1:11.17 while Arakelian reached the wall in 2:14.54 to win the 200-yard Backstroke.
Freshman Briana Arnold (Black Creek, Wis./Appleton North) claimed the 100-yard Backstroke, 1:00.80 while senior Emily Bell (London, England/Mill Hill), 2:13.18, won the 200-yard Butterfly.
Senior Sara Foucault (Whitewater, Wis.) won the 2:35.38 won the 200-yard Breaststroke. Sophomore Katharina Springhetti (Tramin, Italy/WFO Auer) rounded out the individual victories with a 5:15.42 victory in the 500-yard Freestyle.
In the 1-Meter Dive, the Wildcats also saw two post qualifying scores for the NCAA Prequalifying Meet. Junior Jamie Kimble (Prior Lake, Minn.) took second place in the event and posted a score of 273.80. Senior Angela Probstfeld (White Lake, Mich./Lakeland) took third and scored 271.70 to qualify.
NMU will return to action at the end of November by competing in the Calvin College Invitational Thursday, November 29 through Saturday, December 1.