The Eastern Michigan University women’s swimming and diving team earned a 168-132 victory at Ohio University in their first meet of the year Oct. 27. The Eagles won or swept nine out of the 14 events that took place.
Leading the way for EMU was senior Briana Emig. The Sewickley, Pa. native took first place in four events against the Bobcats (1,000-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle, 500-yard freestyle and was a member of the 400-yard freestyle relay team).
The Eagles began by sweeping the 1,000-yard freestyle event, which Emig won. Following in second place was freshman Audra Burtch, with senior Wesley Blassneck finishing third.
Emig’s second win also saw a sweep for the Eagles. This time, it was the 200-yard freestyle.
Sophomore Monica Dorszewski took second place, with third place being taken by senior Helena Tolic.
Continuing the trend for the Eagles was a trio of 200-yard butterfly swimmers. Sophomores Jessie Godlewski and Jackie Swartz, and freshman Clarice Daniel finished first, second and third, respectively. All three finished the event in under 2:10.
In diving, the Eagles also had a strong day against Ohio. Sophomore redshirt Danielle Hulvey took first place in the one-meter dive, while senior Kelly Hendricks finished sixth. In the three-meter dive, two Eagles finished in the top five. Hendricks finished second and Hulvey finished fifth.
The Eagles hope to continue their winning ways Nov. 2 when they travel to Wayne State University. The meet is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.