Eagles succeed In OSU Invitational

The Eastern Michigan University women's swim and dive team wrapped up the two-day winter invitational against Ohio State University successfully on Feb. 11-12.

During day one, the women turned in five top-16 finishes and 10 career-bests. Freshman Marcella Da Costa and junior Abby Aumiller turned in two top-16 finishes apiece. Da Costa clocked in eighth place in the 100 butterfly with a career-best of 57.93. She then added a sixteenth-place finish in the 100 backstroke.

Aumiller's finish was in the 500 Freestyle, where she placed at the 11 slot with a season best time of 5:09.96. She then added a thirteenth place finish in the 100 back. Junior Abby Saddler also posted a top-16 spot, finishing in tenth place in the 100 breaststroke.

On the last day, the Eagle women achieved another four top-16 finishes. In the 200 freestyle, freshman Victoria Springman had a fifteenth place finish, while junior Hannah Newell touched in at 16.

Senior Abby Aumiller claimed 13th-place in the 200 Backstroke. Aumiller touched in with a season-best time of 2:04.53 during this event.

Junior Abby Saddler became EMU's top finisher in the 50 Free, taking eighteenth place, while freshman Arianna Ortiz won her finals heat with a time of 24.33.

Freshman Marcella Da Costa ended the final day of competition with a fifth-place finish in the 200 butterfly.

Same as the men, the women eagles with head back to the pool, Feb. 18-19, at the Michigan First Chance Meet.


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