UNIVERSITY CENTER - Both the men's and women's swimming & diving teams fell for this first time in 2015 to Northern Michigan on Friday afternoon (Oct. 30). The men were defeated by a thin margin of 129-113. The women's team dropped the contest, 165-78
Sophomore Shaun Yap landed another first place win for the men's team in the 50 yard freestyle with a 21.52. Teammates Grayson Arnold and Paul Braman also earned points for the Cardinals in the 50 yard freestyle at third and fifth place, respectively.
Amanda Thielen posted a first place win for the women's team in the 500 yard freestyle, coming in with a time of 5:11.06. Alexandra Davis followed in second, recording a time of 5:20.53. Both were new personal records.
Lydia Mattar took first place in the 200 yard breaststroke and made a new program record with a time of 2:23.35. Yap also took first in the race for the men's team, posting a 2:03.46
Both the men and women took second in their respective 200 yard medley relays.
Wilhelmina Francisco and Erica Wysocki took third and fourth in one and three meter diving. Francisco posted a 230.75 in the one meter and 238.40 in the three meter. Wysocki earned scores of 221.20 in one meter diving and 218.70 in the three meter.
Maxwell Buxton came in first and earned nine points for SVSU in both the men's one meter and three meter diving with a total of 247.10 in the one and 274.60 in the three.
From Head Coach Bruce Zimmerman
"SVSU Swimming & Diving had an amazing meet today. Northern Michigan is one of the top teams in the GLIAC and we raced tough and dove extremely well throughout the competition. Our goal was to have our best performances of the season today and we accomplished that goal. We did not come out on the winning end of the score today but we made some huge strides forward as our young team continues to mature and improve."
The Cardinals will compete again on the road at Alma College on November 7th at 10:00 am.