Swimming and Diving: Northwestern women defeat the 17th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers on the road


Joanne Haner/Daily Senior Staffer

Northwestern swimmers dive into the water. The Wildcats faced Wisconsin on the road this past weekend.

Kunjal Bastola, Assistant Sports Editor

Northwestern women’s swim and dive competed on the road at Wisconsin last weekend. There, the team defeated the Badgers, who came in as the 17th ranked team in the nation, with a score of 162-138. 

Wildcats senior Hannah Brunzell, freshman Hana Shimizu-Bowers, freshman Audrey Yu, freshman Lindsay Ervin and graduate student Miriam Guevara were game changers in the water. The collective squad finished first across different meets, from the 100-yard breastroke to the 100-yard butterfly.

Alongside those teammates, freshman Jamie Brennan and Shimizu-Bowers went 1-2 in the 200-yard IM, with Brennan going 2:02.06 and Shimizu-Bowers going 2:02.29. Ervin, Yu, freshman Riley Huddleston and freshman Ally Larson won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:31.13. 

On the men’s side, the Cats weren’t as victorious, falling short to the Badgers 181-119.  

 Notable swims came from senior Ben Miller, who won the 100-yard butterfly and the 200-yard butterfly, senior Aleksa Bobar, who won the 100-yard freestyle in 45.29, senior Marcus Mok, who won the 200-yard breaststroke in 1:59.74, and sophomore Tyler Lu, who won the 200-yard IM in 1:47.45.  

Up next for the Cats is a home meet against Purdue, Iowa and Minnesota from this weekend. With the Big Ten Championships and the NCAA Championships coming up in the next two months, the Cats are looking to keep the momentum going and potentially send more players to these championships. 

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