Wolves’ Swimmers Finish Sixth at Three-Day Augustana Invite

SIOUX FALLS, SD (NSUWolves.com) –

FRIDAY

With the second day of the Augustana Invitational in the books, the Northern State swim team remains in sixth place with a total of 107 team points. The Wolves had five swimmers advance to Friday evenings final’s session, and saw Lilly Grebner record her second NCAA B-Cut and event win through the two days of competition at the Midco Aquatic Center.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The relay team of Delaney Ryken, Georgy Turner, Mia Fursedonne, and Lilly Grebner opened the evening session for Northern State with a 16th place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay, finishing with a time of 1:39.41
  • Grebner won her second event title of the Augustana Invitational with a personal-best time of 4:29.70 in the 400-yard IM, clinching a NCAA B-Cut time in the event
  • Brianna Back competed in the C-Finals of the 400-yard IM, finishing 29th with a season-best time of 5:02.46
  • Haley Osborne swam to a season-best time of 1:58.88 in the C-Finals of the 200-yard freestyle, finishing 29th place
  • Mayson Sheldon hit the wall in a season-best time of 1:08.65 for 28th in the C-Finals of the 100-yard breaststroke
  • In the 100-yard backstroke, Maddie Gonzales finished 25th with a season-best time of 59.36
  • Northern State closed the day with 19th place finish in the 400-yard medley relay with the team of Maddie Gonzales, Mayson Sheldon, Lauren Forsyth, and Lilly Grebner swimming to a time of 4:04.00

NORTHERN STATE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS

  • Lilly Grebner: won 400-yard IM (4:29.70)

 

SATURDAY

After three days of competition at the Augustana Invitational the Northern State swim team earned a sixth place finish with 176 points. The Wolves saw seven swimmers advance to the night’s Finals Session, with five top-20 finishes, three top-5 finishes, and one event win.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Lilly Grebner opened the evening session of the Augustana Invitational with a runner-up finish in the 100-yard IM, hitting the wall in a time of 57.43
  • Mia Fursedonne competed in the B-Finals of the 200-yard backstroke, finishing 20th with a time of 2:12.88
  • In the 100-yard freestyle, Delaney Ryken competed in the B-Finals to finish 18th with a time of 53.05
  • Mayson Sheldon and Ali Jones both competed in the 200-yard breaststroke C-Finals, finishing 26th and 30th respectively with times of 2:35.88 and 2:44.17
  • Grebner earned her third event win and NCAA B-Cut time of the Augustana Invitation with a victory in the 200-yard butterfly, hitting the wall in a time of 2:04.65
  • Lauren Forsyth earned a third place finish in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:07.70 in the A-Finals
  • Hannah Kiernan competed in the C-Finals of the 200-yard butterfly, hitting the wall in a time of 2:23.80 for 27th place

NORTHERN STATE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS

  • Lilly Grebner: won the 200-yard butterfly (2:04.65), second place in 100-yard IM (57.43)
  • Lauren Forsyth: third place in 200-yard butterfly (2:07.70)