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      NMU swimming and diving finishes third at GLIAC Championships

      Courtesy: NMU

      The Northern Michigan University swimming and diving team wrapped up competition at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships in Geneva, Ohio on Saturday (Feb. 15). The Wildcats finished in third place with 576 points. Wayne State was first (959), while Grand Valley placed second (667).

      "We swam another great night, and just had an overall great week," said NMU head coach Heidi Voigt. "The entire team stepped up and performed their bests this week. We're now moving on and focusing to get ready for the NCAA Championships."

      Junior Debbi Lawrence was NMU's top finisher of the evening, placing first in the 100 freestyle with a time of 50.83.

      The 400 relay team finished in second to set a school record of 3:26.98. The team consisted of juniors Crystal Bennet, Emily Bourguignon, Tara Dowling and Lawrence.

      Freshman Rachel Borchardt placed second in the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 17:14.10. Dowling was fourth (17.23.13) while junior Jordan Iverson was eighth (17:36.48) and junior Dakota Sechena finished 21 st in the race (18:40.67).

      Junior Madisen Sechena placed third in the 200 breast stroke (2:17.97) and Bennet added an eighth place in the 100 free (52.23).