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Budai Wins 200 Free On Second Day of GLIAC Championships

Budai Wins 200 Free On Second Day of GLIAC Championships

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Northern Michigan University Men's Swim & Dive stays in third place at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships after the second day and saw one individual championship.


Junior Lajos Budai (Kecskemet, Hungary) posted his first GLIAC Championships of the meet when he took the 200-yard Freestyle. Budai won this year's race with a time of 1:38.10, defeating second place by just .02 seconds.

Junior Jonas Reinhold (Nienhagen, Germany) was fourth in the race, 1:38.61, while freshman Jon Busse (Stillwater, Minn.) was fifth at 1:39.60. In a time of 1:40.62, senior Grantas Dapkus (Kaunas, Lithuania) finished eighth. Freshman Henry Bauer (Howell, Mich.) gave NMU a point with a time of 1:44.16.


The men's night started with the 200-yard Freestyle Relay team taking third place with a time of 1:23.18. The team consisted of senior Renars Bundzis (Riga, Latvia), junior Maksim Kapustin ( Minneapolis, Minn.), Bauer, and senior Joshua Cosgrove (Bury, U.K.).

  THE 400 IM

The Wildcats saw three swimmers place in the A finals of the 400-yard Individual Medley with another four earning points in the B final.

Senior Ryan Leonard (South Wales, Australia) finished third with a posted time of 3:56.60. In fifth place was senior David Miranda (Vinaros, Spain) who touched in 4:00.74. Senior Janne Roovers (Khobar, Saudi Arabia), 4:06.98, took eighth.

In ninth place, senior Arnoldo Herrera (Heredia, Costa Rica) timed in at 4:03.05. Freshman Lukas Bauer (Redwood City, Calif.) was less than a second behind with a time of 4:03.94. Freshman Levi Lewis (Little Rock, Ark.) clocked in at 4:07.53. Rounding out the point scorers for the race was freshman Sam Konigsberg (Ann Arbor, Mich.) at 4:09.64. 


In the 100-yard Butterfly, Kapusting scored points with a time of 50.60.


The final race of the night was the 400-yard Freestyle Relay, which NMU finished third. Posting a time of 3:17.92 was the team of Bundzis, Herrera, Budai and Reinhold.


After the second day, the Wildcats are in third place with 378 points. They trail Wayne State University, 410.5 points and Grand Valley State University, 391.5 points heading into the third day.  


The Wildcats return to action Friday for the 500-yard Freestyle, the 100-yard Backstroke, the 100-yard Breaststroke, the 200-yard Butterfly and the first heat of time finals of the women's 800-yard Freestyle Relay. The men's 1-meter Dive takes place at 2:15 with the finals beginning at 5:30. The second heat of the women's 800-yard Freestyle Relay and the men's 800 Free Relay are scheduled to being at 8:15.