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Wildcats Stay On Top of Men's Swim & Dive Calvin Invite

Wildcats Stay On Top of Men's Swim & Dive Calvin Invite

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Northern Michigan University Men's Swim & Dive team stays in first place after Day Two of the Calvin College Invitational and picked up three victories in the process.

  TEAM SCORES

NMU has 118 total points and is leading the six-team field.  Grand Valley State University is second with 1078 points.  Calvin is in third place with 653 points.

  WINNING THE 200 FLY

Getting the first victory for the Wildcats was senior David Miranda (Vinaros, Spain), who took the 200-yard Butterfly in a time of 1:49.04.  Senior Ryan Leonard (South Wales, Australia) captured second place in 1:52.18, while sophomore Drew Del Papa (Warren, Mich.) came in third. 

  FIVE OF EIGHT IN 200 FREE

The Wildcats claimed five of the top eight spots in the 200-yard Freestyle.  Winning the race was junior Jonas Reinhold (Nienhagen, Germany) with a time of 1:39.30.

Second place was freshman Jon Busse (Stillwater, Minn.) while senior Grantas Dapkus (Kaunas, Lithuania) touched third.  Senior Janne Roovers (Khobar, Saudi Arabia) finished seventh and junior Maks Kapustin (Minneapolis Minn.) came in eighth. 

  ONE MORE WIN

Senior Arnoldo Herrera (Heredia, Costa Rica) took first in the 100-yard Breaststroke and won with a time of 55.88.  Senior Benjamin Lindberg (Skelleftea, Sweden) came in third. Freshman Lukas Bauer (Redwood City, Calif.) was sixth.

  GETTING THAT B-CUT

Five swimmers earned NCAA B-Cuts on the day. Miranda and Leonard both posted qualifying times in the 200 fly. In the 100-yard Backstroke, senior Renars Bundzis (Riga, Latvia), 48.56, and junior Lajos Budai (Kecskemet, Hungary), 47.83, posted B-Cut times. Busse, at a time of 1:39.78 captured a B-Cut in the 200 free. The Wildcats also collected B-Cut times in the 50-yard Freestyle as Budai notched a time of 20.47 and freshman Henry Bauer (Howell, Mich.) came in at 21.33.

  UP NEXT

NMU returns for the third and final day of Invite Saturday. Preliminary races start at 10 a.m. while finals are slated to begin at 6 p.m.