Rochester, Minn. – No. 15 St. Cloud State clinched the Northern Sun Conference Championship, finishing with a final score of 1,724.5 points, more than 200 points ahead of second-place Truman State. MSU-Moorhead was third with 1,307 while Minnesota State came in fourth with 1,250.5 points.
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With the Huskies championship performance, several individuals were honored for their accomplishments. St. Cloud State’s Tracy Torgerson was named the NSIC Diving Coach of the Year. Head Coach Jeff Hegle was honored as the NSIC Swimming Coach of the Year. Kellyn Craig was named Women’s Swimmer of the Meet. Tori Raihle won Women’s Diver of the Year.
“The women swam and [dived] extremely well and beat a lot of quality teams,” St. Cloud State Head Coach Jeff Hegle said. “I’m very proud of the many accomplishments of all of our student athletes over the last four days.”
Erin Hart won the women’s 200 yard backstroke. Hart finished in 2:05.70. Ali Domeier finished in second place in the women’s 100 yard freestyle in 52.55. Kellyn Craig sealed the 200 yard breastroke title in 2:18.40. Dayna Nellis grabbed second place in the 200 yard butterfly in 2:08.04.
The women finished on a dominant note as the 400 yard freestyle relay squad came in first place and broke the school record. The squad made up of Ali Domeier, Erin Hart, Stephanie Crandall and Kelsey Leeson finished in 3:28.81.