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SMC Swimming and Diving: Calvin next on MIAA lineup for Saint Mary’s

Kelsey Manning | Friday, January 21, 2011

The Belles return from a week of training in Florida with a tough matchup against six-time defending MIAA Champion Calvin College. In what will be Saint Mary’s final meet of the season, the squad is set to encounter a familiar opponent.

In early December, Saint Mary’s competed at Calvin in a combination Division I, II and III Winter Invitational. The Belles finished the meet in ninth with a particularly strong performance from junior Audrey Dalrymple, who earned a spot in the 200-yard breaststroke final. Tomorrow’s adversary, Calvin, took second in that meet.

In the final meet before the break, Saint Mary’s fell just short of Olivet in a short dual meet. The effort was highlighted by the individual performances of Dalrymple, along with sophomores Ellie Watson and Katie Griffin and junior Megan Price. The four swimmers achieved six individual wins, bright spots in the tough 107-96 loss.

Though the Olivet meet brought the Belles to 0-2 in dual meets for the season, they will try to pick up wins in three upcoming matches against Calvin, Albion and Hope.

Saint Mary’s will host Calvin in its final home meet of the year tomorrow at the Rolfs Aquatic Center at 6 p.m.