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SMC Swimming: Belles travel to final away meet

Eric Prister | Friday, January 23, 2009

The Belles will look to carry over momentum from their dominant performance over Albion College last weekend as they take on Hillsdale Saturday.

Saint Mary’s won all but one event against Albion, and were led by season-best performances from senior Melissa Gerbeth in the 1000 and 200 yard freestyle events, and from freshman Audrey Dalrymple, who set personal records in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke, the latter being a school record as well.

Dalrymple has been a valuable addition to the team this season, leading the team in victories along with freshman Eva Cavadini and sophomore Maggie Williams.

Hillsdale comes into the meet with a 9-2 record in dual meets, and last faced the Belles in the TYR Invitational. Saint Mary’s finished fourth in that meet, one place behind Hillsdale.

After Saturday’s meet, the Belles have two home meets against Kalamazoo and Olivet before competing in the MIAA Championships February 19-21 at Rolfs Aquatic Center.

The Belles take the pool at 1 p.m. at the John “Jack” McAvoy Natatorium in Hillsdale, Mich.