October 18, 2013

Women's Swimming & Diving Opens Season at Home

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Competing at home, the UW-Eau Claire women's swimming & diving team fell 148-95 against Mankato State University in the Blugolds' first meet of the season.

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The Blugolds had several good finishes, snagging three victories as well as 15 combined second and third place finishes.

Diving, Amanda Baker (So.-Hudson, Wis.) took first in the one-meter with a total of 261.50 points. Teammate Sara Axness (So.-Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial) also grabbed a win, this one in the three-meter competition. She finished with a total score of 249.10.

In the 100 yard butterfly, Elissa Hermsen (Fr.-Waunakee, Wis.) took first with a time of 1:01.07.

The men's and women's teams will be back in action on Saturday, Oct. 26 when they compete against UW-Stevens Point and St. Cloud State University (Minn.). Diving will take place in Eau Claire while swimming will be contested in Stevens Point.

-MW-