The NMU swim and dive team continued its season last weekend, finishing eighth in the Eastern Michigan University Invitational.
The ‘Cats concluded the meet with 82 points. The University of Michigan won the meet with a score of 1147.5.
“It was a bit overwhelming to swim against the University of Michigan, but once we started swimming it all worked out,” head coach Bob Laughna said.
Leading the way for the ‘Cats was senior Mimi Marschall, who finished 10th in the 400-meter individual medley and 12th in the 200-meter individual medley. Marschall was also a member of the 400-meter relay and the 800-meter relay teams which finished 14th and eighth respectively.
Also leading Northern was Sarah Dobratz, who placed 22nd in the 200-meter freestyle and 20th in the 500-meter freestyle.
In the diving portion of the competition, Kelli VanderBaan finished 15th in the one meter diving competition, with a score of 151.25. Her sister, Kara VanderBaan, finished just behind her in 16th with 149.35.
Laughna said that he feels his team swam well in the meet.
“We had a great meet,” Laughna said. “Most of our swimmers swam better times than last week.”
The team is back in action on Jan. 19, when NMU will take on St. Norbert’s in Green Bay, Wisc.