Jan. 10, 1998

Spartan Women Demolish Eagles For The Second Straight Year

EAST LANSING, Mich. -The Michigan State University women's swimming and diving team defeated intra-state rival Eastern Michigan for the second straight year with a 201.50-96.50 victory in a dual meet competition at the Michael H. Jones Natatorium in Ypsilanti, Mich. The Spartans defeated the Eagles last season in East Lansing with a 158.5-73.5 performance. Michigan State moves to 2-1 overall and 0-1 in the Big Ten Conference.

The Spartans received strong performances from several competitors, but it was the Michigan State seniors that lead the way against the Eagles. Senior backstroke specialist Jami Archambault won the 100-backstroke with a time of 58.93. Archambault, along with sophomores Catrin Lenfers, Rhiannon Flewelling, and Dianne Oliver, was also victorious in the 200-medley relay with a time of 1:48.81. Senior Anne Illgen won two events to help the teamis effort. She paced the Spartans in the 1,000-freestyle with a time of 10:19.91, and she also won the 200-butterfly in 2:04.83. The senior leadership continued with victories by Sarah Stover in the 100-freestyle at 53.70, and Sarah Salenski was triumphant in the 200-breaststroke with a time of 2:23.82.

The Michigan State divers were also integral in the Spartanis victory. Junior Kim Zieman won both the 1 and 3-meter diving competitions with scores of 302.17 and 289.65 respectively. Senior Amy Schlicklin finished second to Zieman in the 1-meter competition (277.12), while junior Ellen Jernstadt finished as the runner-up in the 3-meter segment of the diving competition with a score of 274.27.

The Spartans will now head to West Layfaette, Ind. for a date against the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday, January 17, at 1 p.m. The Michigan State womenis swimming and diving team will be involved in their next home competition on Tuesday, January 20, at 6 p.m. when it will take on the University of Toledo.