Wildcat swimmers set marks

MARQUETTE – Winning 12 of 13 events and setting four pool records in the process, the Northern Michigan University women’s swimming and diving team took a healthy first day lead over Minnesota State on Friday.

The Wildcats hold a 137-100 advantage following action in the PEIF pool.

“It was a record-breaking night for us,” NMU head coach Heidi Voigt said. “The team recovered well from racing two days last week and from a tough week of training.”

Northern senior diver Molly Kearney won both the one-meter and three-meter events with scores of 289.45 and 304.15, respectively – both PEIF pool records.

NMU’s 200 medley relay team of senior Debbi Lawrence, senior Madisen Sechena, junior Crystal Bennet and senior Emily Bourguignon won the event with a time of 1:47.04, also a pool mark.

Lawrence set a pool record in the 100 backstroke, finishing with a time of 57.87. She also won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:52.04.

Sechena also took the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:06.69 and the 200 yard individual medley with a 2:09.46 clocking.

Sophomore Rachel Borchardt picked up wins in the 1,000 meter (10:40.53) and the 500 freestyles (5:15.63).

NMU will continue action against Minnesota State at 10 a.m. today in the PEIF Pool.

Information compiled by Senior Sports Writer Craig Remsburg. He can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 251, or via email at cremsburg@miningjournal.net.