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NMU Men's Swim & Dive Bests SCSU Again

NMU Men's Swim & Dive Bests SCSU Again

MARQUETTE, Mich. -- Northern Michigan University Men's Swim and Dive finished their second of the back to back dual meets today with a score of 169 to defeat St. Cloud State University's 117 points.

  BUILDING THE LEAD

The Wildcats were quick to gain the lead by taking their first event, the 400-yard Medley Relay, swam by senior Renars Bundzis (Riga, Latvia/Riga Secondary School), senior Arnoldo Herrera (Heredia, Costa Rica/Saint Jude), senior Ryan Leonard (South Wales, Australia/Toronto), and junior Jonas Reinhold (Nienhagen, Germany/Holty Gymnasium-Celle). Herrera also took the 100-yard Breaststroke with a time of 58.17, as well as the 200-yard Breaststroke, touching the wall at 2:08.20.

  THREE'S A CHARM

Junior Lajos Budai (Kecskemet, Hungary/Bolyai Janos) claimed all three of his individual events. He started with a win in the 50-yard Freestyle with time of 21.82, and then went on to take the 100-yard Backstroke at 50.47. He finished with the 100-yard Freestyle, winning the race in 47.88.

  DOUBLE TROUBLE

Senior Janne Roovers (Khobar, Saudi Arabia/Dhahran) captured both the 1000-yard Freestyle with a time of 9:56.93, and the 500-yard Freestyle finishing at 4:48.87. Senior David Miranda (Vinaros, Spain/IES Jose Viloplane) also took both of his races finishing with a 1:54.36 in the 200-yard Butterfly, and then finishing with a 52.19 in the 100-yard Butterfly.

  FINISHING STRONG

Individual winners of the meet include Leonard in the 200-yard Individual Medley, touching at 1:57.57, Bundzis in the 200-yard Backstroke, finishing with a 1:52.51, and Reinhold in the 200-yard Freestyle, with a 1:44.31. The men's team finished out their meet with a winning 200-yard Freestyle Relay at the time of 1:27.40 with senior Joshua Cosgrove (Bury, U.K./Bury College), senior Grantas Dapkus (Kaunas, Lithuania/Kaunas Saule), freshman Jon Busse (Stillwater, Minn.), and junior Michael Biclawski (Canton, Ohio/Jackson).

  UP NEXT

The Wildcats will be back in PEIF Pool November 3 as they host Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foes Grand Valley State University and Saginaw Valley State University.