Oct. 31, 2012
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern's men and women's swimming and diving teams open their 2012-13 home schedules this weekend with a pair of meets at the Norris Aquatics Center.
First, the NU men welcome UIC and Western Kentucky at 4 p.m. CT Friday, Nov. 2, while the women will host UIC only at the same time. Then, at 1 p.m. CT Saturday, Big Ten foe Purdue comes to Evanston for a combined men's and women's dual.
Live results for both meets and for all Northwestern home action this season is available via this link. On Saturday, members of Northwestern's football team will participate in a big splash contest in the diving well -- something you won't want to miss!
The Wildcats welcome their opponents to the refreshed Norris Aquatics Center, which received several updates during the offseason including the addition of beautiful new purple bleachers.
The Wildcat women are fresh off a victorious start to the season, besting Illinois 161-131 two weeks ago. The Wildcat men are looking to even their record after a strong effort in a tight loss against defending Mid-American Conference champion Eastern Michigan two weeks ago.
Both teams saw immediate contributions from their freshmen classes two weeks ago. On the women's side, backstroke specialist Karen Turner
(Lake Oswego, Ore./Lakeridge) swept both distances of that event while distance freestyler Ellen Anderson
(Montgomery Village, Md./Gaithersburg) won the 1,000 and 500 freestyle races. For the men, Jordan Wilimovsky
(Malibu, Calif./Malibu) captured the 1,000 free in a time that was faster than NU's best time from all of the 2011-12 campaign. Sophomore Matthew Margritier
(Leawood, Kan./Rockhurst) also stepped up to win both sprint free events for the men.
During their off-week last week, the women hosted an unbelievably successful Breaststroke4Breastcancer event, crushing their own goal in raising a significant amount of money for local cancer research. The inaugural event, which NU's men also helped administer, was completely student run and organized.
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