Belles Kick Off Season with MIAA Relays


HOLLAND, Mich. - The 2011-12 swim season officially kicked off today as the Saint Mary's swim team took part in the non-scoring MIAA Relays at Holland Aquatic Center.

The best relay finish of the day for the Belles came in the 500 free relay. The group of Kristyn Gerbeth, Sarah Thompson, Anna Nolan, and Katie Donovan finished fifth overall in a time of 5:09.58. The 200 butterfly relay of Genevieve Spittler, Liz Litke, Kristyn Gerbeth, and Audrey Dalrymple were just 0.49 of a second behind the fifth place finishers from Albion.

The Belles' first dual meet of the year will be Friday, October 28 against Kalamazoo beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Saint Mary's Results
200 Medley Relay
8th - Anna Nolan, Audrey Dalrymple, Genevieve Spittler, Kristyn Gerbeth - 2:01.22
13th - Katie Donovan, Julianne Divine, Liz Litke, Sarah Thompson - 2:06.91

200 Breaststroke Relay
6th - Audrey Dalrymple, Liz Litke, Alex Kane, Julianne Divine - 2:26.88

500 Free Relay
5th - Kristyn Gerbeth, Sarah Thompson, Anna Nolan, Katie Donovan - 5:09.58
11th - Alex Kane, Julianne Divine, Genevieve Spittler, Liz Palmer - 5:33.69

200 Butterfly Relay
6th - Genevieve Spittler, Liz Litke, Kristyn Gerbeth, Audrey Dalrymple - 2:00.98

3x500 Free Relay
8th - Liz Palmer, Katie Donovan, Sarah Thompson - 17:49.90

400 Yard 4x100 IM Relay
8th - Audrey Dalrymple, Genevieve Spittler, Liz Litke, Katie Donovan - 4:41.29

200 Free Relay
8th - Kristyn Gerbeth, Anna Nolan, Audrey Dalrymple, Katie Donovan - 1:48.66
13th - Sarah Thompson, Liz Palmer, Alex Kane, Julianne Divine - 1:56.41