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Jan. 31, 1998

MSU Women's Swimming Out Distances Hoosiers for First Big Ten Win

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State women's swimming and diving squad downed Indiana University 162-138 in its final home competition of the season.

The win moves the Spartans to 4-3 overall and 1-3 in the Big Ten.

The Michigan State seniors lead the way on "Senior Day" at the Charles McCaffree pool. Ten seniors were honored before the meet for their contributions to the Spartan swimming and diving program: Jami Archambault, Shannon Elliot, Anne Illgen, Trisha Iverson, Sarah Salenski, Amy Schlicklin, Ilaria Sciorielli, Sarah Stover, Elizabeth Tyrrell and Jenifer Yeomans.

In the meet, senior tri-captain Anne Illgen won three events. She beat the field in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:22.49, and in the 500 freestyle she won with a time of 5:08.70. In the 200 butterfly, Illgen established a McCaffree pool record with a time of 2:04.26. Senior backstroke specialist Jami Archambault also had an impressive meet. She won the 100 backstroke with a time of 58.20 and the 200 backstroke in 2:06.05.

The underclassman also got in on the act with sophomore Catrin Lenfers winning three events on the day. She took the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:05.92, the 200 breaststroke in 2:20.11, and the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:09.56.

In the diving competition, junior Kim Zieman stole the show with wins in the 1-(279.75) and the 3-(294.68) events.

The Michigan State swimming and diving team will compete at the Big Ten Championships in Bloomington, Ind. on February 19-21.

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