Wildcats Capture Each First-Place To Defeat UW Stevens Point

Wildcats Capture Each First-Place To Defeat UW Stevens Point

MARRQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University's Women's Swimming and Diving team achieved first place in every event against University of Wisconsin Stevens Point in Saturday's meet to win 188-90.

Junior Angela Probstfeld (White Lake, Mich./Lakeland) dove into first place in both the one meter-dive and the three-meter dive. She scored a 477.07 in the one meter and a 522.0 in the three-meter to set pool and school records in both.

Sophomore Rachel Helm (Newcastle upon Tyne, England/Burnside College) finished with two first place finishes in Saturday's meet. She won the 100-yard freestyle at a time of 52.04 which also earned her an NCAA B-cut. She also reached first in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 57.29.

Freshman Cassandra Clark (Newport News) helped sweep the 200-yard races with two wins. She swam the 200-yard freestyle in 2:00.74 and the 200-yard individual medley in 2:15.30.

Junior Emily Bell (London, England/Mill Hill) timed in at 11:06.07 to reach first in the 1000-yard freestyle.

Helping to sweep the 100-yard races were Junior Regan Kilburn (Muscatine, Iowa) and Junior Dana Stroven (Howell, Mich. /Hartland). Kilburn touched first in the 100-yard backstroke at 58.40. With a time of 1:07.07, Stroven took the first-place spot in the 100-yard breaststroke.

NMU continued with their winning streak with wins in the 200-yard races.  Junior Carolina Artacho (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Paralelo) achieved first in the 200-yard butterfly, 2:14.68. Junior Savanna Saunders (Manchester, England/Bridgewater) swam to first in the 200-yard backstroke, 2:08.14. Freshman Gabriella Spajic (New South Wales, Australia / De La Salle Catholic College Cronulla) won the 200-yard breaststroke, 2:30.55.

Rounding out the individual wins for the Wildcats were sophomore Victoria Reese (Lombard, Ill./Glenbard South) who won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.23, and junior Becca Arakelian (Livonia, Mich./Livonia Stevenson) who reached first in the 500-yard freestyle at 5:16.14.

In addition to winning all individual events, the Wildcats also secured wins in the 200-yard medley relay and the 200-yard freestyle relay. The medley relay was won in 1:50.44, with the team composed of Helm, Clark, Bell, and freshman Lena Soulas (London, England/Woodhouse College). Helm, freshman Margaret Vaitkus (Munster, Ind.), Reese and Soulas came away with the win in the freestyle relay with a time of 1:39.66.

The Wildcats will return to the water on November, 30 to take on Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich.