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Titans Conquer Vikings

Marissa Graff (Fr. • Houghton, Mich.) defeated the field in two events to lead the UW-Oshkosh women’s swimming and diving team over Lawrence University, 124-107, on Saturday (Dec. 10) in Albee Hall.

In the 1,000-yard freestyle, Graff glided to a time of 11:32.03 to take first. She then equaled that feat in the 100-yard backstroke with her mark of 1:08.18.

The Titans had five other individual champions as Kathleen Cleppe (Fr. • Grafton) passed her opponents with a time of 1:15.42 in the 100-yard backstroke. Emily Shandley (So. • Oak Creek) followed by dominating the competition in the 50-yard freestyle (25.74). UW-Oshkosh also received first-place scores from Samantha Sommers (Jr. • Suamico) in the 100-yard butterfly (1:01.96), Allison Booth (Fr. • Middleton) in the one-meter dive (180.10) and Leanne Bowen (So. • Dardenne Prairie, Mo.) in the three-meter dive (165.05).

Booth began the list of second-place showings when she tallied a 152.40 in the three-meter diving competition. Bowen was right behind Booth to earn second place with a score of 158.40 at one meter. In the 200-yard freestyle relay, Heather Statz (Sr. • Sun Prairie), Kim Price (Sr. • Waukesha), Katie Duffey (So. • McFarland) and Vanessa Jagodinsky (Fr. • Green Bay) listed second with a time of 1:49.08. Shandley, Sommers, Cleppe and Mel Harvey (Jr. • Kingsford, Mich.) teamed up to finish just behind the winner in the 200-yard medley relay (2:05).

In the 500-yard freestyle, Sommers fought her way to a time of 5:43.35 for the runner-up standing. Harvey also took second with a time of 2:05.09 in the 200-yard freestyle, as did Duffey in the 200-yard individual medley (2:27.36). Harvey tacked on third-place performances as she posted times of 1:09.63 in the 100-yard backstroke and a 57.78 in the 100-yard freestyle.

Statz survived the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 12:11.44 to take third. In the 200-yard medley relay, Graff, Hannah Forcey (Fr. • Appleton), Lauren Klasen (Fr. • Green Bay) and Elizabeth Johnson (Fr. • Madison) rallied together to place third with a time of 2:10.97. Two other third-place results came from Jagodinsky in the 200-yard individual medley (2:32.40) and Forcey in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:20.48).

The Titans face UW-La Crosse on Jan. 15 in Albee Hall.