’Cats are back in action


Alex Skinner

The Northern Michigan University Women’s Swim and Dive team defeated Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU), beating SVSU 200-95 and getting a 174.50-122.50 win over GVSU.

The Wildcats took the 200-yard medley relay, the first event of the meet, with a time of 1:46.61 and a team of senior Regan Kilburn, junior Rachel Helm, junior Madelyn Irelan and sophomore Margaret Vaitkus.

Sophomore Gabriella Spajic started off the meet with an NCAA Nationals “B” Cut in the 1,000-yard freestyle, her first event of the meet. Spajic swam a 10:23.36, which surpassed the “B” cut time of 10:27.56. Spajic went on to take her next two individual events; the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:08.65 and the 500-yard freestyle with a 5:05.80.

Sophomore Lena Soulas took two of her individual events. Her first win came from the 200-yard freestyle, where she touched at 1:53.79. She then went on to swim the 100-yard freestyle and won with a time of 52.62.

On the other end of the pool, the divers took both events, with junior Jamie Kimble winning the 1-meter dive with a score of 254.25, and freshman Mary Grossman took the 3-meter with 247.55.
The ’Cats are back in action from Wisconsin-Stevens Point at 2 p.m. on Nov. 10.