Nine First Place Finishes Propel Wolves to Victory

   The Northern State University swim team recorded a victory in their midweek dual against Augustana University, outscoring the Vikings 146-116. The Wolves saw nine first place finishes, three personal records and 32 season bests in the 14 event meet this evening from Sioux Falls.
   Northern began competition strong, as the relay team, consisting of Edda Skoric, Kady Harris, Hannah Kastiga and Kayla Sproles, swam to a first place finish in the 400 yard medley relay. The foursome completed the race in 4:04.30.
   The Wolves followed with two additional back-to-back first place finishes, with Kastigar beating out competitors in the 1000 yard free by a time of 10:33.28 and Skoric hitting the wall for a final time of 1:59.10 in the 200 yard free.
   Harris continued Northern’s success, nabbing first place in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:10.66.
   Kastigar recorded the second of her three individual first place finishes in the 200 yard butterfly, completing the race in 2:04.84. Kastigar’s final swim, the 400 IM, also resulted in a first place finish for the Wolves. The junior hit the wall at 4:28.10
   Sproles added two first place finishes of her own in the 50 yard free and the 100 yard free, completing the races in 25.66 and 55.73 respectively.
   As a team, the Wolves picked up three additional second place finishes, coming from Skoric in the 200 yard backstroke, Eliza Jacob in the 200 yard breaststroke, and Kalina Emaus in the 500 yard free.
   The Wolves wrapped up the meet with a victory in the 800 yard free, as Skoric, Sproles, Cassandra Maillet, and Josie Gillund recorded an 8:12.92 finish to seal the second win of the season as a unit.
   Northern State swimming will continue to make a splash November 11 in their final home meet of the 2016-17 season against Minnesota Morris and U-Mary. Action between the three teams will begin at 5:30 p.m. from the Aberdeen YMCA.

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