Athletics Communications Intern
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Northern Michigan University Swim & Dive teams concluded their third day at the NCAA Division II Championships, seeing three individuals and one relay score points for the Wildcats.
| GAINING HONORS
Junior Rachel Helm (Newcastle, England) was the first Wildcat to race in finals, placing sixth in the 100-yard Backstroke with a time of 54.41 and gaining an All-American honor. On the men's side, senior Renars Bundzis (Riga, Latvia) claimed sixth as well, finishing finals with a time of 47.17 and giving him the All-American title, while junior Lajos Budai (Kecskemet, Hungary) placed 10th with a time of 47.44, making him an Honorary All-American.
| OTHER SWIMS
Competing in the 100-yard Butterfly was senior David Miranda (Vinaros, Spain) touching at 1:50.15, and senior Ryan Leonard (South Wales, Australia) hitting the wall at 1:53.50. Senior Regan Kilburn (Muscatine, Iowa) swam the 100-yard Backstroke, finishing at 55.81.
| FINISHING THE DAY
The Wildcats concluded their day with the men's 800-yard Freestyle Relay consisting of junior Jonas Reinhold (Nienhagen, Germany), freshman Jon Busse (Stillwater, Minn.), Leonard, and Budai. The team touched at 6:37.68 to receive seventh place and earning each member All-American status.
| UP NEXT
The Wildcats come back tomorrow for their fourth and final day of competition. NMU will have athletes competing in the 200-yard Backstroke, 100-yard Freestyle, 200-yard Breaststroke, and 400-yard Freestyle Relay, while the divers move to the 3 Meter board.