Swim teams lose to Northern Michigan at home meet

Both of SVSU’s swim teams lost at the meet against Northern Michigan,183-99 for the men and 189-88 for the women.

It took until the 14th event of the Saturday, Nov. 2, swim meet for the Cardinals to grab a first-place finish for Kyle Amick in the men’s 50-meter freestyle in 21.60 seconds, five- hundredths of a second ahead of Northern’s second-place finisher. Elizabeth Caird finished first in the women’s three-meter dive.

For SVSU, there were many positives that came out of the meet. Of the 32 total events between swimming and diving, the Cardinals had two first place finishes and eighteen second place finishes, as well as having 26 events where multiple swimmers gained points for the Cardinals’ effort.

Pedro Rezende was no stranger to second place, as he finished in this position three times during the meet in the men’s 1000-meter freestyle, 500-meter freestyle and in the 400 -yard IM while registering 12 of the men’s 99 points.

Amick was also successful in netting the men 16 points, four from his team’s second place finish in the men’s 400-meter medley relay with teammates Tyler Overmyer, Jared Caudill and Evan Lindquist.

Amick registered another 12 by himself for his first-place finish in the 50 -meter freestyle and his third-place finish in the 100 Yard Freestyle.

Elizabeth Caird, the lone Cardinal on the women’s side to come away with a victory,

brought in 12 points for her finishes in the women’s one-meter dive and the women’s three-meter dive, taking third and first, respectively.

Kimble Darbee also had a successful day, as she also brought in 12 points for the SVSU women.

Darbee finished third in both the women’s 400-yard IM and 200-yard breaststroke while adding a fourth place finish in the 200-yard freestyle and a team second place finish in the 400-meter medley relay with teammates Erin McDowell, Lisette Fenneuff and Natasha Girgen.

Both the men’s and women’s swim teams have their next meet on Saturday, Nov. 16, against Valparaiso, followed by a three-day invitational at Wabash.


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