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      NMU swimmers defeat Minnesota State-Mankato

      MANKATO, Minn. ?? The Northern Michigan University swimming team concluded training on the campus of Minnesota State-Mankato picking up a 162-81 win and taking first in 12-of-13 events Saturday.

      "The girls looked really aggressive and raced hard," said head coach Heidi Voigt. "They performed strong all week, overall it was a great training trip."

      The 200 yard medley relay team of juniors Emily Bourguignon , Madisen Sechena , Crystal Bennet and freshman Courtney Konopitski placed first (1:51.75). NMU also won the 200 yard freestyle relay (1:41.58) with the team of Bourguignon and juniors Tara Dowling , Bennet and Debbi Lawrence .

      In individual races, freshman Katie Bourguignon captured her first collegiate win in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:00.87.

      Freshman Rachel Borchardt finished first in the 1,000 yard freestyle in 10:41.88, while Dowling placed third in the event and junior Megan Crowder was fifth.

      Junior Emily Brennan won the 200 yard freestyle (2:00.84) and Lawrence took the 50 freestyle (24.79). Sechena led the Wildcats in the 200 individual medley, with a time of 2:12.66. Juniors Jordan Iverson , Dakota Sechena and Aspen McHugh finished in places second through fourth. Madisen Sechena also won the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:06.94.

      Lawrence added a first place finish in the 100 butterfly (59.32) while Bourguignon won the 100 freestyle (54.74) with Bennet and Konopitski finishing in second and third to sweep the podium for the Wildcats.

      Junior Molly Kearney won both the three (243.35) and one-meter (244.50) diving events.

      NMU returns to the P.E.I.F. pool Saturday (Jan. 18) for an intrasquad meet, and senior day.