Nov. 9, 2013
Chicago, Ill. - Trailing late in the Wildcats second dual meet in as many days, Northwestern won the top two times in the 400 yard IM to top Wyoming and earn a pair of victories Saturday at UIC.
Northwestern defeated Wyoming 159-141 and UIC 210-86.
In the 400 yard IM, both Becca Soderholm and Ellen Stello came on strong in the race's final 200 yards. Soderholm won the event with a 4:25.65 time and Stello finished in second at 4:26.14.
Stello added an individual win in the 200 yard butterfly, swimming in 2:03.92.
Freshman Lauren Abruzzo continued her impressive first season, giving the `Cats their first individual win in the 1,000 yard freestyle (10:06.65), maintaining a strong lead throughout most of the race.
Abruzzo also won the 500 yard freestyle, swimming in 4:55.10. Ellen Anderson
finished second with a time of 4:56.42. NU's top two swimmers posted the only sub-five-minute times in the event.
Fellow freshman Lacey Locke's 55.35 time in the 100 yard backstroke got NU another individual win. Winning her fourth consecutive backstroke event, Locke also took the top time (1:59.95) in the 200 yard backstroke. Locke was the only swimmer to complete the race in under two minutes.
Ellen Anderson (1:52.40) and Jackie Powell (152.71) earned the top two times for NU in the 200 yard freestyle
In the 50 yard freestyle, Annika Winsnes got NU a win, swimming a 24.27.
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