Nov. 24, 1997
Women's Swimming Travels to U.S. Open
Coach: Richard Bader
At MSU: 16-25 (4 years)
Overall: 16-25 (4 years)
(1-1, 0-1 Big Ten)
Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 4-6, at U.S. Open in Indianapolis, Ind.
Previous Week's Results: Michigan State 1,455.5, North Carolina State 1,144.50, West Virginia 818
Wolfpack Invite Recap: The Spartans ventured to Raleigh, North Carolina last weekend to compete in the North Carolina State Invitational. The weekend contest featured MSU, West Virginia, North Carolina State, and North Carolina-Wilmington. The meet was the first road competition of the season for the Spartans, and they captured the meet with 1,455.5 total points.
Big First Impression: The Michigan State women began the meet with some noteworthy performances. Senior Jamie Archambault won the 50 backstroke with a time of 28.03. Senior co-captain Anne Illgen won the 1,650 freestyle in 17:18.45. Sophomore Catrin Lenfers also came up with a win in the 50 freestyle at 25.25. The Spartan relay team of sophomore Dianne Oliver, senior Trisha Iverson, freshman Arianne Rowe, and senior Ilaria Scorelli lead the field with a time of 1:39.43.
Little Splash: Junior Kim Zieman contributed to the team's cause with a win in the three-meter diving competition with a total score of 483.25. She also placed fourth in the one-meter competition with 392.95
Finishing Strong: On the final day of competition, the Spartan 400 medley relay unit of Archambault, Illgen, Oliver, and senior Sarah Salenski defeated the field with a time of 3:47.62.
Next Action: The next competition for the Spartans will come on December 4-6, when selected members of the men's and women's teams will compete in Indianapolis, Ind. at the U.S. Open.