SMSU SWIMMING AND DIVING: SMSU remains in eighth place following day two of NSIC Championships

BISMARCK, N.D. — The second day of the 2020 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship concluded on Thursday night with Southwest Minnesota State remaining in eighth place at the eight-team championship hosted by the University of Mary and held inside the Bismarck State College Aquatic & Wellness Center.

SMSU compiled 25 points on Thursday and has now recorded 40 points through 10 events at the four-day championship.

A total of six event finals took place on Thursday night and following two days of action defending conference champion St. Cloud State has moved into first place with 439 points. Minnesota State is in second place with 393 points, while Sioux Falls is in third place compiling 387 points.

Annika Freiburger earned two team points for the Mustangs placing 15th in the 400 IM with a time of 4:51.87, while Megan Nelson earned two points for placing 10th in 1 meter diving with a score of 355.35.

SMSU’s 400 yard medley relay squad of Madison Hubert, Freiburger, Natalie Bohnert and MacKenzie Kallevig earned eight points with a time of 4:05.33 to finish in 13th place. The Mustangs also received two more points in the 400 yard medley as Kristen Johnston, Addi Schroeder, Ellie Anselment and Gabriela Reis placed 16th with a time of 4:29.78.

The 200 yard freestyle relay team of Reis, Nelson, Anselment and Hubert picked up six points placing 14th with a time of 1:51.66.

Bohnert finished with a time of 57.93 in the 100 butterfly to place 17th overall, while Kallevig also placed 17th in the 200 freestyle touching the wall at 1:56.16.

Day three of the championship starts today at 10 a.m. with trial sessions, while the finals will begin at 5:30 p.m. Today’s action will have the 500 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 100 Breaststroke, 200 Butterfly and 800 Freestyle Relay.

The top three finalists in each individual event and top two finalists in each relay event will be recognized as NSIC All-Conference during the meet.

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