Saint Mary's at. Wabash

Swimming/Diving - Belles Claim Victory at Tri-Meet


November 3, 2007, WABASH, IN – In a tri-meet against Illinois Wesleyan and Rose-Hulman, the Saint Mary’s swim team posted two wins. The Belles beat Illinois Wesleyan 157-72 and knocked off Rose-Hulman 183-44 in the non-conference swim meets hosted by Wabash College.

Saint Mary’s has a 3-1 record after the two wins today.

In the meet that featured 13 events, the Belles claimed victory in eight of them. Casey Niezer was apart of victory in three of those events. Niezer won the 200 yard IM (2:21.57) and the 200 yard backstroke (2:17.81). In addition to winning those individual events she was a member of the 400 yard IM relay team with Maggie Williams, Caroline Arness and Sara Niemann that won with a time of 4:22.88.

Melissa Gerbeth was a stalwart in the distance events by winning the 1000 yard freestyle (11:16.4) and the 500 yard freestyle (5:29.0). Caroline Arness added victory in the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 2:30.13. Rachel Kalas won the 200 yard breaststroke with a time of 2:46.97.

Leah Bocinsky won the three meter diving competition with a score of 192.35.

Team Scores

  • Saint Mary’s def. Illinois Wesleyan, 157-72
  • Saint Mary’s def. Rose-Hulman, 183-44
  • Illinois Wesleyan def. Rose-Hulman, 101-96