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Men's Swim & Dive Opens Season with Victory over Findlay

Men's Swim & Dive Opens Season with Victory over Findlay

Lauren Rotundo
Athletics Communications Intern

MARQUETTE, MICH. - The Northern Michigan University Men's Swim & Dive team made their 2019-20 season debut against the University of Findlay and came away with a 153-101 victory.

  TWO WHO TOOK TWO

Senior Lajos Budai (Kecskemet, Hungary) and freshman Roberto Camera (Rozzano, Italy) both took their two individual events. Budai won the 25-yard freestyle with a time of 9.81 and the 75-yard freestyle at 33.89. Following behind Budai in the 75 free were teammates freshman Ivan Amillo Escobedo (Valencia, Spain) with a time of 34.01 and senior Jonas Reinhold (Nienhagen, Germany) at 34.86. Camera won both the 25-yard breaststroke at 12.01 and the 75-yard breaststroke at 42.12. 

  I'LL RACE YA

Winning the 25-yard butterfly for NMU was senior Maksim Kapustin (Minneapolis, Minn.), touching the wall at 10.65. Following closely behind Kapustin was sophomore Henry Bauer (Howell, Mich.), who finished with a time of 10.80. 

  TOP THREE

Reinhold won the 175-yard freestyle, finishing at 1:31.80. Following him was junior Ondrej Zach (Rudolfov, Czech Republic) who touched at 1:33.75 and taking third was sophomore Grant Combs (Clinton Township, Mich.), with a time of 1:35.86.

  DIVING IN

Freshmen Micah Currie (Blue Springs, Mo.) and Ryan Leach (Colorado Springs, Colo.) took first and second respectively for the men's 1-meter diving. Currie had a score of 258.67 while Leach finished with 219.30 points. 

  ENDING STRONG

The men finished the night strong by taking the 125-yard freestyle relay with a time of 50.32. Those competing were Budai, Reinhold, junior Amir Saman Khajegi (Mashhad, Iran), Bauer, and Amillo Escobedo.

  UP NEXT

The Wildcats compete again tomorrow at the PEIF pool beginning at 10 a.m.