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Team picks up fist victory

Eric Prister | Monday, November 3, 2008

Saint Mary’s picked up their first win on the season this weekend with a split in Chicago.

The Belles defeated Illinois Tech but lost to the host Maroons from the University of Chicago. The teams all met for a double dual meet rather than a tournament style scoring system.

Saint Mary’s racked up 174 points against Illinois Tech who finished the meet with 61 points. Chicago edged the Belles 127.5 – 104.5.

This was the third meet of the year for the Belles, who finished fourth out of six at the Dennis Stark relays at Notre Dame and then lost to conference opponent Calvin College in their second.

Senior diver Leah Brocinsky led the way for the Belles, finishing first in both the 1m and 3m diving events, scoring a 190.15 in the 1m and a 184.29 in the 3m.

Freshman swimmer Audrey Dalrymple also picked up first place in the 100-yard breaststroke. She finished the race with a time of 1:10.44.

From that point the Belles stayed off of the top of the podium until the final race of the night. The 200-yard freestyle relay team made up of sophomores Laura Hartman and Maggie Williams, senior Kate Orbon and freshman Eva Cavadini took first place. Hartman led the foursome with the fastest split.

Saint Mary’s will head to Alma College next Saturday for a MIAA conference showdown with the Scots.