ALLENDALE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan swimming and diving team competed against its first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic opponent on Saturday (Nov. 12) afternoon against Grand Valley State. The Lakers defeated the Wildcats 192-104 from the GVSU pool.
Freshman Debbi Lawrence was the only ‘Cat to win an event, winning the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke. She swam the 200 IM in 2:12.85 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:08.33.
The ‘Cats had numerous second-place finishes.
The 400 medley relay and freestyle teams both finished second. The 400 medley team had junior Gaby Alzaga and freshmen Aspen McHugh, Madisen Sechena and Lawrence. The 400 freestyle team consisted of junior Lauren Cockels, sophomore Kelsey Sipple and freshmen Tara Dowling and Emily Bourguignon.
Sechena finished second to Lawrence in the 200 IM. Dowling finished second in the 1,000 freestyle, swimming it for her first time. Alzaga was second in the 100 backstroke. Jordan Iverson was second in the 500 freestyle. Sechena was second in the 100 butterfly
Freshman Emily Brennan and Bourguignon were second and third in the 200 freestyle. Sechena, freshman Taylor Grimm and Iverson finished in spots two through four in the 200 butterfly. Freshman Sophia Garris and sophomore Katie Lochart were second and third in the 1-meter dive. Bourguignon was second in the 200 backstroke and Alzaga was third.
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