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Michigan Goes 1-2 in Four-Team Dual Competition

Nov 9, 1999

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. -- The eighth-ranked University of Michigan women's swimming and diving team defeated 12th-ranked Nebraska and lost to both No. 16 Minnesota and No. 18 North Carolina in a four-team dual competition that spanned Friday and Saturday (Nov. 5-6) at Minnesota's Dorothy L. Sheppard Pool. With the win and two losses, Michigan is now 2-3 overall, 1-1 against Big Ten Conference schools.

U-M was led by senior All-American Shannon Shakespeare(Winnipeg, Manitoba/Kelvin SS), who turned in three individual first-place performances. Shakespeare finished victorious in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.01), 200-yard individual medley (2:03.01), and 100-yard freestyle (50.65).

The Wolverines had first-place finishes in three other events. Freshman Jenay Karlson(San Diego, Calif./Torrey Pines HS) had a first-place finish in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:07.11. Junior All-American Jennifer Crisman(Grand Rapids, Mich./Jenison HS) finished first in the 50-yard freestyle.

Also turning in a first-place performance was the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Crisman, Melissa Sugar(Newburgh, Ind./Evansville Day School), Laura Kazniecki(Wolverine Lake, Mich./Western HS) and Shakespeare which finished in 3:25.30. Sugar also turned in a good effort in the 200-yard freestyle, finishing just 0.10 seconds behind Nebraska's Shandra Johnson to take second place.

After a week off, the Wolverines return to action Friday, Nov. 19, with a home meet against Ohio State and Clemson.

Courtesy: University of Michigan