NMU Athletic Communication Intern
MARQUETTE, Mich. -- The Northern Michigan University Men's Swim and Dive team took on Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foes Grand Valley State University and Saginaw Valley State University in a double dual meet and came away with two victories.
The Wildcats defeated SVSU 236-57, and the defending GLIAC Champions, GVSU, 171.50-115.50.
| RELAYS FOR THE WIN
NMU started off strong by taking the first event of the meet, the 200-yard Medley Relay. The men swam it in 1:32.66 with a team of senior Renars Bundzis (Riga, Latvia/Riga Secondary School), senior Arnoldo Herrera (Heredia, Costa Rica/Saint Jude), junior Maks Kapustin (Minneapolis, Minn./Henry Sibley), and senior Joshua Cosgrove (Bury, U.K./Bury College).
The Wildcats then finished with a win in their second relay of the day and the meet's final event, the 400-yard freestyle relay. The team that took it consisted of junior Lajos Budai (Kecskemet, Hungary/Bolyai Janos), Cosgrove, senior Grantas Dapkus (Kaunas, Lithuania/Kaunas Saule), and junior Jonas Reinhold (Nienhagen, Germany/Holty Gymnasium-Celle).
| CAN'T STOP, WON'T STOP
After being a part of the first winning relay, Bundzis went on to take the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 50.04. He then took his third win of the day with the 200-yard backstroke, touching at 1:50.13.
| FAST HANDS
Herrera snagged a win in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:06.79, with the GVSU second place touching at just 2:06.80. Reinhold took the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:42.69, with freshman Jon Busse (Stillwater, Minn.) taking second for the Wildcats. Senior David Miranda (Vinaros, Spain/IES Jose Viloplane) touched first in the 200-yard butterfly at 1:53.67, and senior Ryan Leonard (South Wales, Australia/Toronto) took the 200-yard IM with a time of 1:53.96.
| DIVING INTO IT
Senior Kyle Flickinger (Brimley, Mich./Sault Area) returned from injury in a big way, finishing the 1-meter diving with a score of 211.90 to win first place in the event.
| UP NEXT
The Wildcats will be on the road for their next meet, going to Stevens Point, Wisconsin to swim against the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Saturday, November 10.