Mustang swimming team drops dual to Mavericks

Photo by Sam Thiel SMSU’s Mavi Valentin competes in the 50-yard backstroke during their meet against MSU Mankato on Thursday. SMSU fell to MSU Mankato 205-73.

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State women’s swimming and diving team opened the 2020-21 season tonight losing to Minnesota State, 205-73, inside the Don Palm Natatorium.

SMSU had several high place winners against a strong MSU team, which was picked to finish second in the NSIC.

Annika Freiburger earned a second place finish for the Mustangs in the 1,000 yard freestyle with a time of 11:30.20.

In the 100 yard breaststroke, Kendyl Near finished second with a time of 1:12.29 and was followed by teammates Addi Schroeder at 1:13.15 and Freiburger at 1:13.39.

Mackenzie Kallevig picked up a second place finish of 5:37.61 in the 500 yard freestyle, while Freiburger came in third place at 5:46.27.

Near finished second in the 100 yard IM with a time of 1:03.46, while Maija Geier was third at 1:06.96.

Southwest Minnesota State returns to action on Saturday with a 1 p.m. dual at MSU Moorhead.

— Content courtesy

of SMSU Athletic



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