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Booth, Hilgendorf Paces Titans At Pointer Invitational

Allison Booth (So. • Middleton) scored a season-best 319.10 on the one-meter dive as UW-Oshkosh placed fifth at the Pointer Women’s Swimming & Diving Invitational on Friday and Saturday (Jan. 20-21) in Stevens Point.

UW-La Crosse earned the team title with 1,150.5 points, while UW-Eau Claire came in second with 783. UW-Stevens Point listed third at 765.5, along with Minnesota State University-Mankato in fourth at 594 and the Titans fifth at 272.

Booth’s one-meter dive was good enough for seventh place, as Anna Nyland (UW-Stevens Point) won the event with 408.15 points. The Titans also had Cassie Dutko (Jr. • Oshkosh) earn 10th on the three-meter board with a 292.95 tally.

UW-Oshkosh’s top individual finish came from Britney Hilgendorf’s (Fr. • Madison) sixth-place time of 19:15.06 in the 1,650-yard freestyle. Emily Shandley (Jr. • Oak Creek) then earned seventh in the 100-yard freestyle at 56.23, while Samantha Sommers (Sr. • Suamico) listed seventh in the 200-yard butterfly after 2:22.31.

The Titans’ trio of eighth-place scores included Hilgendorf’s mark of 5:05.41 in the 400-yard individual medley and Shandley’s 2:07.09 figure in the 200-yard freestyle. Melissa Harvey (Sr. • Kingsford, Mich.) wrapped up the top-eight results with her 2:19.32 in the 200-yard backstroke.

UW-Oshkosh’s next challenge will be at Ripon College on Feb. 4.