Michigan women’s swimming coach Jim Richardson had two things in mind for the Illinois Invitational this weekend.

“Our team goals were to go to Illinois and win every session, and ultimately win the meet,” Richardson said.

And did the Wolverines ever.

No. 19 Michigan took on rivals Notre Dame and Ilinois and emerged victorious. The Wolverines beat the Fighting Illini 225.5-141.5.

Michigan won every session, and walked away with wins in 14 of the 20 events. One of the standout performances came from junior Emily-Clare Fenn, who has been swimming “exceptionally well,” according to Richardson.

Fenn had a tough schedule at the meet. After finishing the 1,650-yard freestyle, she had to turn around and swim the 200 backstroke and 100 free.

Juniors Annie Weilbacher and Sara Johnson also had a great meet overall.

“I was very impressed by all of the girls,” Richarson said. “They proved that we are a strong team and that we can rise to any challange.”

-Ann Uible

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