ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The Northern Michigan University swimming and diving team held its ground on the second day of competition at the St. Cloud State University Invite from Halenbeck Pool, finishing in second place with 1,207 points. Host St. Cloud State took the meet (1,386) with MSU Moorhead (920.5) and Northern State University (434.5) finishing behind the Wildcats.
“It was a great day at the pool,” NMU coach Heidi Voigt said. “Our relay teams won both of their races and Emily Brennan swam strong with two firsts. Diver Molly Kearney had a very good weekend, winning both of her events.”
The ‘Cats finished first in seven out of 11 eleven events on Saturday. The 400-yard medley relay team (4:02.64) of sophomore Emily Bourguignon, senior Olga Budiansky, freshman Crystal Bennet and sophomore Debbi Lawrence placed first. The 400 free relay also won in 3:37.27 with Lawrence, senior Lauren Cockels, Bourguignon and Bennet swimming.
Sophomores Jordan Iverson, Tara Dowling and Dakota Sechena finished one, two and three in the 1650 freestyle, respectively.
Sophomore Emily Brennan won the 200 freestyle (1:58.92) and the 400 individual medley (4:40.60).
In the three-meter diving, sophomore Molly Kearney finished the morning with a first place finish, scoring 248 points.
Lawrence (54.01) took the 100 yard freestyle. Sophomore Madisen Sechena was second behind Brennan in the 400 IM. Bourguignon was second in the 100 backstroke.
The ‘Cats will take next weekend off before traveling to the UW-Eau Claire on Nov. 3.
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