Freshman diver Alexis Yliniemi earned a trip to the NCAA Division II national pre-qualifying meet to highlight the day for the Minnesota State University Moorhead women's swimming and diving team at Day two of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships at the BSC Aquatic and Wellness Center in Bismarck, N.D.
MSUM is in sixth place with 159 points after the second day of competition. St. Cloud State leads the team standings.
Yliniemi wrapped up a trip to the national pre-qualifying meet with her score of 393.60 in the prelims (the standard score is 390).
During the evening session she finished seventh in the finals with a score of 387.40.
Competing with a broken finger, junior Ali Grinde finished ninth with a score of 356.45.
Sophomore Katelin Winter added her second top five finish of the week with a fifth-place finish in the 200 free. Her time was 1:53.34. MSUM's 400 'A' medley relay was fifth in 3:55.21. That consisted of sophomore Lexie Bray, senior Erin Fons, Winter and senior Breah Anderson. The Dragon 'B' relay, consisting of senior senior Abby Kostiuk, junior Katie Kaminski, senior Leticia Esteves Rodovalho and sophomore Dru Perry, was 14th in 4:05.73.
MSUM's 200 'A' free relay was seventh in 1:37.53, better its seed time by .77 seconds. That consisted of Anderson, Bray, Perry and Winter. The 'B' relay, consisting of Rodovalho, Fons, Gates and freshman Kaytlyn Salter, was 12th in 1:41.64.
Senior Megan Gates was 16th in the 400 IM in 4:53.38.
Day three of the NSIC Championships begins on Friday at 10 a.m.