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The Northern State swim team competed in the MSUM Dragon Invite from the Alex Nemzek Pool, picking up a second place finish among competitors Moorhead State, Concordia-Moorhead and the University of Minnesota-Morris. The Wolves tallied a team score of 198 after the first night.
Kalina Emaus (Fr) took the lone first place finish the first night in the 1,650 yard freestyle race, completing the race in 18:55.12. NSU picked up four of the top 10 places in the 200 yard backstroke, led by Kayla Sproles (So) rounding out in third place in 2:17.19, Ashley Dunn (Fr) in sixth with 2:20.04, Megan Hanson (Jr) in seventh with 2:21.39 and Sierra Ohm (Fr) with a 2:23.89 finish.
As a unit, the 200 yard Wolves freestyle relay team notched a second place finish. The team of Ohm, Cassandra Maillet (Fr), Dunn, and Sproles recorded a final time of 1:41.46.
Northern State rounded out the MSUM Dragon Invite with 616 total team points. Sproles and Emaus each had top three finishes in their races as Sproles took the 100 yard freestyle competition with a final time of 54.50, while Emaus placed second in the 500 yard freestyle with 5:32.95 and third in the 100 yard butterfly, hitting the wall at 1:03.23.
Dunn completed the 100 yard backstroke with a final time of 1:04.48, placing third for the Wolves. Kamie Wagar (Jr) also took home a third place finish for NSU, shaving off time in the 50 yard butterfly. Another Northern State top finisher was Mailler in the 200 yard freestyle race, nabbing a 2:04.41 for second place. Hanna Wahl’s (Fr) breaststroke race time of 33.17 was enough to tally an NSU freshman record.
The final race of the second night was the 400 yard freestyle relay where the Wolves took home second, as the team of Ohm, Maillet, Dunn, and Sproles recorded a 3:46.03 finals time.
The Wolves will dive back into action for the NSISC Conference Meet on February 17 from Cleveland, Mississippi.
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