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    Wildcats Drop Dual Against Tennessee 207-144

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Erica Rose took first in the 1650 freestyle.
    Erica Rose took first in the 1650 freestyle.

    Jan. 10, 2004


    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Northwestern fell to Tennessee 207-144 Saturday night in Knoxville. Competing in the first meet since their holiday trip in Honolulu, Hawaii, the 'Cats put together a strong showing in the medely relay events and a number of individual events as well.

    Northwestern opened up the meet in strong fashion by capturing the top two spots in the 400 LCM medley relay as the team of Erin Swenson, Katie Simmons, Christy Olin and Michelle Oeser claimed the event title with a 4:31.62.

    The Wildcats' Olin jumped out to a huge lead in the 200y butterfly as she notched an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 2:01.51.

    In the individual event lid-lifter, NU's Ashley Welnhoffer and Vicky West finished in second and third with a 4:37.97 and a 4:39.18, respectively.

    Northwestern's Erica Rose captured the 400 LCM IM title with a 5:05.44, while NU swimmers swept the top two positions in the 200 LCM breaststroke as Katie Simmons won the event with a 2:40.43, while Brielle Bovee took second place with a 2:41.05.

    The Wildcats earned runner-up status in the three-meter diving event when Leanna Dumais put together a 264.15 string of dives - a mark which just missed being a Zone Diving Qualifier. Dumais finished third in the one-meter springboard with a score of 244.35.

    Bovee and Simmons took second and third, respectively, with a 1:06.65 and a 1:06.93. Brockman finished in fourth place with a 1:07.57 time in the 100 breaststroke.

    Northwestern dominated the 1650 freestyle with a top-three sweep as Rose captured the event title with a 17:05.92, while Amy Mueller turned in a 17:10.93 for second place. West took third place with a 17:17.44.