|Lauren Trudeau posted her second NCAA national qualifying score of the year and is now eligible for the national meet.|
Trudeau Does It Again!
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: January 30, 2010
MOORHEAD, Minn. (1/30/10)-- Cobber senior diver Lauren Trudeau did it again. Trudeau recorded her second NCAA national qualifying score of the season in the 1-meter diving competition at the Macalester and is now eligible for consideration to the national meet.
Trudeau led the Cobber diving contingent that went to the Macalester Invite on Saturday while the swimming crew participated in the MSUM/CC Invite hosted by MSU Moorhead. Stacie Fossum produced the top results for the swimmers as she posted a trio of top 4 finishes.
Trudeau scored a total of 417.40 in the 1-meter event at Macalester and won the competition by 10 points over conference rival Sarah Moody of St. Kate's. Her score was 22 points more than the qualifying score of 395. Her score also set a new pool record at Macalester. Trudeau also scored a 400.5 at the last home meet of the season on Dec. 5 and now has the two qualifying scores necessary to be considered for the national meet.
Trudeau also won the 3-meter competition at the meet. She recorded a total of 390.55 and won the event by just two points over Moody. Her score was 19.45 points shy of the 3-meter national qualifying score of 410.00.
Cobber junior Amy Glubzinksi finished third in the 1-meter and 3-meter events. She posted a mark of 361.60 in the 1-meter and then had a total of 377.45 in the 3-meter. Teammate Molly Hansvick was fourth in the 3-meter with a final total of 321.95.
Fossum prepared for the upcoming MIAC Meet by finishing third in the 1650-yard freestyle, fourth in the 50-yard breaststroke and fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke. Her time of 20:15.96 in the 1650 is a season best and betters her previous best by over 30 seconds. She swam a 1:16.49 in the 100-yard breaststroke which was just off her season best mark of 1:15.53.
Joining Fossum with multiple top 5 finishes at the MSUM/CC Invite were Katie Coleman and Aleina Weisz. Coleman swam a 58.04 in the 100-yard freestyle and finished third and then posted a mark of 31.50 in the 50-yard backstroke and was fifth. Weisz was third in the 100-yard backstroke (1:06.38) and fifth in the 200-yard freestyle (2:10.11).
Amanda Suchanek and Whitney Walters turned the only other top 4 performances at the meet. Suchanek turned in a 26.48 in the 50-yard freestyle and was fourth while Walters swam a 30.51 in the 50-yard butterfly and also finished fourth.
Concordia will now have a three-week break to taper and prepare for the MIAC Championship Meet on Feb. 18-20 at the University of Minnesota.