NMU swimming: Wildcats take second at Stevens Point Border Battle

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The Northern Michigan University swimming and diving team finished second at the two-day Border Battle Invitational at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

The Wildcats were beat out by NCAA Division I Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1,033-810 with South Dakota finishing third at 766. Minnesota State (542) was fourth and UWSP (469) was fifth.

“We had another great day of races today,” said head coach Heidi Voigt on Saturday. “We looked strong and I am excited for our mid-season meet in a couple weeks.”

Junior Debbi Lawrence led NMU on Saturday, capturing a first in the 100-meter freestyle with a career-best time of 51.77 seconds. She also added a third in the 100 butterfly.

NMU junior Madisen Sechena took first in the 400 individual medley in 4:41.63. Sechena also placed second in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke races.

On Friday, Lawrence was NMU’s lone winner, taking the 50 freestyle in 24.06 seconds.

NMU’s next competition is at the Calvin College Invite Dec. 5-7 in Grand Rapids.