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Ryan Leonard Wins 200 IM for Fourth Time To Highlight First Day of GLIAC Championships

Ryan Leonard Wins 200 IM for Fourth Time To Highlight First Day of GLIAC Championships

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Men's Swim & Dive team for Northern Michigan University finished the first day of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships with one individual victory.


Senior Ryan Leonard (South Wales, Australia) won the 200-yard Individual Medley for the fourth time of his career, winning the race with a time of 1:47.10. 

Senior Renars Bundzis (Riga, Latvia) was fifth in the race, finishing in 1:50.42. Senior Esteban Gutierrez (Chihuahua, Mexico) was eighth in a time of 1:54.07.

Freshman Lukas Bauer (Howell, Mich.) was ninth at 1:50.67 while freshman Jon Busse (Stillwater, Minn.) came in 10th with a time of 1:51.26. Senior Benjamin Lindberg (Skelleftea, Sweden) clocked in at 1:53.80 to give the Wildcats six swimmers to earn points in the race.


Senior Grantas Dapkus (Kaunas, Lithuania) finished fourth in the 1,000-yard Freestyle to lead the Wildcats. He clocked in at a time of 9:23.14. Junior Janne Roovers (Khobar, Saudi Arabia) was seventh in 9:26.22. 

In 11th with a time of 9:33.82 was senior David Miranda (Vinaros, Spain).

  THE 50

In the 50-yard freestyle, junior Lajos Budai (Kecskemet, Hungary) came in sixth place with a time of 20.44. Also earning points was senior Joshua Cosgrove (Bury, U.K.), who timed in at 20.89 and freshman Henry Bauer (Redwood, City, Calif.) 21.23.


The Wildcats earned points from three divers in the 3-meter Dive. In seventh, Ryan Glover ( ) posted a score of 233.30. Senior Nathan Rotundo (Marquette, Mich.) finished eighth, scoring 190.15 points. Senior Curran Moffitt (Rochester Hills, Mich.) finished ninth by scoring 176.10 points.


The 200-yard Medley Relay team of senior Renars Bundzis (Riga, Latvia), senior Arnoldo Herrera (Heredia, Costa Rica), junior Maksim Kapustin (Minneapolis, Minn.) and Budai posted a time of 1:29.62 to finish third.


The Wildcats finished the first day of the GLIAC Championships in third place with 184 points. NMU trails leader Wayne State University by 22 points and Grand Valley State University by 12 points. They are leading fourth place, St. Cloud State University, by over 100 points.


The Wildcats return to action Thursday morning for preliminary races in the 400 IM, 100-yard Butterfly and the 200-yard Freestyle. Starting at 5:30, the finals will take place, with additional races of the 200-yard Freestyle Relay and 400-yard Medley Relay also included.