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SMC Swimming: Belles swim in DePauw meet

Peter Reisenar | Friday, November 30, 2007

After a week off, Saint Mary’s hopes it doesn’t lose the momentum it has gained this season when it travels to Greencastle, Ind., for the DePauw Invitational.

Saint Mary’s has fared well this season, posting a 4-1 record in dual meets.

Captain Melissa Gerbeth hopes her team will be able to finish in the top four or five this weekend.

“We have been doing a mini-taper this week and took weights off, so hopefully we are well rested and ready for some fast swims this weekend,” Gerbeth said.

The Belles believe the taper – their first break before a meet this year – will give them a nice rest and a chance to have the best times of the season.

Gerbeth said she knows each swimmer will be important as every swimmer is eligible to swim for the weekend, and she hopes everyone can help contribute to further success.

“Every swimmer is critical, since it is an invitational we can put as many swimmers as needed in each event and points are given up to the 16th place, so hopefully every swimmer on the team will make an impact,” Gerbeth said.

The teams participating in the Invitational include Alma, DePauw, Illinois Wesleyan, Millikin, Monmouth, Olivet, Rhodes, Rose-Hulman, Transylvania and Wittenberg.