MARQUETTE, Mich. -- The Swimming and Diving teams for Northern Michigan University will host University of Wisconsin Green Bay Saturday in the team's final dual meet of the season.
The meet will begin at 2 p.m. in the PEIF Pool.
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Last Meet: Last week the teams competed in the 2018 Fazoli's Invitational. The men defeated Ouachita Baptist University while the women took second place behind the host, University of West Florida, and defeated Brenau University and Ouachita Baptist.
Men's relay dominance: The meet only scored two relays, which the men dominated by capturing the top five spots. In the 200-yard medley relay, the team of junior Renars Bundzis (Riga, Latvia/Riga Secondary School), junior Arnoldo Herrera (Heredia, Costa Rica/Saint Jude), junior Esteban Gutierrez (Chihuahua, Mexico/Colojio De Buchilleres SEA) and sophomore Lajos Budai (Kecskemet, Hungary/Bolyai Janos) took first place in a time of 1:33.66. The men then repeated the feat in the 200-yard freestyle relay to close out the meet, with sophomore Jonas Reinhold (Nienhagen, Germany/Holty Gymnasium-Celle), junior Joshua Cosgrove (Bury, U.K./Bury College), sophomore Maks Kapustin (Minneapolis, Minn./Henry Sibley) and Budai posting a winning time of 1:26.49.
Women's winning ways: The women's team has taken first place in every dual meet this season, entering Saturday's meet with an 11-0 record in dual meets. In their last dual, they defeated University of Wisconsin Stevens Point 188-90, winning first place in each event. Junior Angela Probstfeld (White Lake, Mich./Lakeland) dove into first place in both the one meter-dive and the three-meter dive while freshman Cassandra Clark (Newport News) took victory in the 200-yard freestyle, 2:00.74 and the 200-yard individual medley, 2:15.30.
Sweeping the men's 100-free: Budai and junior Benjamin Lindberg (Skelleftea, Sweden/Belderskolan) each captured first place in two separate races of the men's 100-yard freestyle last week in Florida. Budai finished in a time of 47.87 while Lindberg claimed his race in a time of 49.78.
Women win two in Florida: Despite the individual races not being scored, two swimmers on the women's side took first place in individual races last week. Sophomore Madelyn Irelan (Owosso, Mich.) won the 100-yard freestyle in 56.26. Freshman Gabriella Spajic (New South Wales, Australia/De La Salle Catholic College Cronulla) took the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:45.34.
Setting records: In the women's last fully scored meet, the 800-yard freestyle relay team of sophomore Rachel Helm (Newcastle upon Tyne, England/Burnside College), Spajic, senior Hannah Crump (Grand Rapids, Mich./Northview/South Dakota State) and freshman Lena Soulas (London, England/Woodhouse College) posted a new school record time of 7:29.91. At the time of the meet, it was the nation's second-fastest time.