GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University swimming and diving team is competing in a 3-day meet at the Calvin College Invitational. The Wildcats are currently in third-place behind Grand Valley State and the University of Indianapolis.
“We did great today,” NMU coach Heidi Voigt said. “It was very exciting and we’re looking to finish strong tomorrow.”
Freshman Emily Brennan broke the pool record in the qualifying round of the 400 individual medley on Friday (Dec. 2) morning, finishing first with a time of 4:32.48. Freshmen Madisen Sechena (3rd), Debbi Lawrence (6th), Jordan Iverson (8th), and Taylor Grimm (10th) also finished in the top 10 in the event.
Junior Gabby Alzaga finished third in the 100 championship round of the 100 backstroke and freshman Emily Bourguignon was fourth. Grimm, Sechena and Iverson finished in places ninth thru 11th in the 200 butterfly. Junior Olga Budiansky was sixth in the 100 breaststroke. Sophomore Kelsey Sipple was ninth and junior Lauren Cockels was 11th in the 50 freestyle.
The 400 medley relay team had a fourth-place finish with Alzaga, Budiansky, Sechena and Lawrence swimming for the ‘Cats.
The 800 freestyle team finished third on Thursday (Dec. 1) behind UIndy and GVSU. Bourguignon, Brennan, Iverson and Lawrence raced on the NMU “A” squad.
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