Women's Swimming and Diving to Face Ball State

Oct. 27, 1997

WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING
(0-1, 0-1 Big Ten)
Coach:  Richard Bader
At MSU:  15-25 (4 years)
Overall:  15-25 (4 years)
SID Contacts:  Colleen Tvorik; Mike Dorrington
Upcoming Event:
Sat., Nov. 8, vs. Ball State, 2 p.m.
    (Charles McCaffree Pool)

Last Week's Results: Michigan 129, Michigan State 74

Tough Start: The Michigan State women's swimming and diving team competed in its first meet of the year last Saturday (Oct. 25) at the IM-West Outdoor Pool. The temperature was cold, but the atmosphere allowed for an exciting competition. In the meet, the Spartans dropped a 129-74 decision to the 11-time defending Big Ten champion Michigan Wolverines.

Spartan Highlights: Despite the loss, MSU turned in some strong performances. Co-captain Anne Illgen won the 200 butterfly in 2:21.67, barely holding off Michigan's Kasey Harris (2:21.74). Illgen also swam a leg on the second-place 400 medley relay team finishing with a time of 4:35.28. Joining Illgen were Jami Archambault, Catrin Lenfers and Dianne Oliver. Lenfers took top honors in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:45.06.

Captains Selected: The Spartans selected their team captains last week with seniors Sarah Stover, Anne Illgen and Amy Schlicklin tabbed to lead the squad.

Narcy To Judge World Trials: MSU diving coach John Narcy has been selected to judge the World Championship Team Trials, Oct. 31-Nov. 1 in Athens, Ga. Narcy, a veteran judge of six Olympic trials, will judge the three-meter and 10-meter competitions.