History Making: Four Swimmers Head to the NCAA National Championships
March 8-11, the Northern State swim team will send four athletes to the NCAA National Championships for the first time in school history. The Wolves will compete from Birmingham, AL, and the NCAA Division II winter festival. Racing for the Wolves from the Championships will be Hannah Kastigar and Edda Skoric in individual events, and Kastigar, Skoric, Josie Gillund, and Kayla Sproles in the 800 freestyle relay. Kastigar qualified for the 200 and 400 IM, and the 100 and 200 fly, while Skoric will swim the 200 back. Heading into the Championships Kastigar ranks in the top-10 of all four events. She sits second in the 200 IM, third in the 400 IM, eight in the 100 fly, and first in the 200 fly. The Wolves junior hit ‘B’ standards during the season for the 200 IM, 400 IM, and 100 fly, while notching an ‘A’ standard in the 200 fly. Skoric heads into the Championships ranked 22nd overall in the 200 back, with a ‘B’ standard time of 2:01.08. With Skoric and Kastigar qualifying for the National Championships the Wolves 800 free relay was able to qualifying after hitting the standard mark of 7:40.32 from the NSIC Championships.